Monthly Archives: August 2015

Beware of the Snake Oil Salesman

I’ve been reading about a new consultant’s tool that can be used to empower employees. It’s being used by a number of organizations. One of those is Zappos and you may have heard some of the controversy about Zappos implementing … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Work Culture

This week the big news was Amazon’s work culture. The New York Times article created quite the stir among media outlets so I’m going on a tirade about workplace cultures such as Amazon. Fair warning: this may be a rather … Continue reading

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Now Available – A New Quick Takes Video on Effective Meetings

Our newest Quick Takes video is now available through our website, http://calmc.org This video is the first in our series on Effective Meetings. Since good meetings begin with good planning, we will first look at Meeting Planning. This week we … Continue reading

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Another Look at Millennials in The Workplace

A few weeks ago we wrote about the disconnect between managers and employees classified in as Millennials, ages 18-35. We know people in this age group look at things differently than more veteran employees, but we may not realize the … Continue reading

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Labor-Management Cooperation Re-Visited

This last week we were doing some training on contract administration for new supervisors in a unionized organization. It also included some training on communications that would encourage employee engagement within the areas or departments they supervise. The topics were … Continue reading

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Quick Takes – A New Training Opportunity from CALMC

This week, we want to introduce a new training option from CALMC, our Quick Takes videos. Since we have been at CALMC, we have had the opportunity to train thousands of employees from hundreds of locations in all parts of … Continue reading

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