Category Archives: CALMC

In Memory of a Leader We Lost

I’m going to interrupt our series about trends in labor-management to talk about a loss we suffered since my last blog post. Mark Tackett was a member of several labor-management groups with which we have worked over the years. He … Continue reading

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2019 – Trends Impacting Labor, Management, and the Workplace in 2019 – Part One

Every year around this time we take a look ahead at the trends we see for this year that will affect labor, management, and the workplace in general. They are always some of the most read articles we post through … Continue reading

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Do You Know: Why Is it Important to Speak Up In Group Meetings?

A while back, we were working with an employee-management group as they planned a joint project. We had been with them as they tried to determine how to proceed. Initially, there had been reservations from both sides about whether to … Continue reading

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Review of 2018 Predictions: Trends Impacting Labor, Management, and the Workplace

In February 2018 we published a two-part series outlining trends we predicted for labor and management during the year. It’s now time to look back at those articles and see how we did. Our predictions for 2018 were: Real wages … Continue reading

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Thoughts for the Holiday Season

As we reach the end of 2018, we want to wish you a very happy holiday season. Whether you celebrate religious holidays or treat this season as a secular observance, we hope you will have the opportunity to celebrate with … Continue reading

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Do You Know: How Can Your Employees Help Improve Customer Service?

It is easy to see the important role your employees play in customer service. They are the first point of contact with your customers, and the way they handle these contacts, positive or negative, is crucial. According to American Express, … Continue reading

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Do You Know: How Can You Improve Your Customer Service?

Last time, I wrote about the importance of excellent customer service and gave some examples of good and bad service. This time, I am going to look at a few ways to improve your level of service. Let’s explore this … Continue reading

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How is Your Customer Service?

Outstanding customer service is a feature common to world-class organizations. They recognize the importance of identifying and meeting customer needs, resolving issues, and reaping the other benefits of customer contact in areas like identifying new products and services. They also … Continue reading

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Do You Know: Will You Be Ready for Your Workplace Changes?

I read an article this week on determining training needs for incumbent workers. While the article presented the management responsibilities on this issue, I believe it is really a shared responsibility. Think about your workplace. Has your job changed over … Continue reading

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Did You Know: You Can Point Out a Problem Even If You Do Not Have a Solution

We hear it all the time, whether it is from someone with whom we work or from others. Someone says “Don’t come to me with a problem unless you have a solution.” This is a terrible idea. It is possible … Continue reading

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