Category Archives: Change Management

Did You Know: You Do Not Have to Know a Solution When You Bring Up a Problem

I’m sure you’ve heard it said: “Don’t come to me about a problem unless you have a solution” This is just plain wrong. The statement is by itself a problem, but in this case we do know how to fix … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Trends in Labor-Management Relations, 2017 – Part Two

A couple of weeks ago we began to take a look at some of the trends we see coming in 2017 for labor-management relations and collective bargaining. This time we want to continue to look at these issues and the … Continue reading

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Did You Know: You Can Make the Difference for Your Team

When working with new teams, we sometimes encounter sceptics. They tell us a team process cannot work in their environment, often because of someone, generally on the other side, who will not support the process. Making real systemic change is … Continue reading

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Did You Know: Golf is a Lot Like Employee Engagement? (Part 2)

With the Olympic golf tournament this week, I want to return to the final part of the comparisons between golf and employee engagement or labor-management cooperation. We will look at similarities between them and offer some ideas about employee engagement … Continue reading

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Did You Know: Golf is a Lot Like Employee Engagement? (Part 1)

This weekend, I spent time watching the U.S. Open Golf Tournament. It featured 86 of the best golfers in the world playing a challenging course under somewhat adverse conditions. As I was watching, it brought to mind several parallels between … Continue reading

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How Are Your Team’s Critical Thinking Skills?

When I was a science teacher, one of our goals was to enhance the ability of our students to use critical thinking skills. As I look at the approach to studying problems commonly used today, I am afraid we failed. … Continue reading

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Did You Know: We are Halfway Through 2016

On July 1, we passed the half-way point of 2016. You may have begun the new year with the usual resolutions, but we are not going to dwell on those. It is time, however, to look at what has happened … Continue reading

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Did You Know: Labor-Management Partnerships in Health Care Improve Patient Outcomes?

When Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the father of the Quality Management process, was asked how he would know when the transformation to quality was successful he gave the same answer: when it is adopted in healthcare. Clearly there were significant … Continue reading

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More on Workplace Change

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about change and the adverse reactions it often creates in people. We tend to fear change as it disrupts the ways we do things or think they should be done. As we noted … Continue reading

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Do You Know: How Can We Make Workplace Change More Comfortable?

Change….just the word alone can be uncomfortable. Face it, most of us do not like change. Large or small, it threatens our established way of doing things,. Even if we do not like parts of the status quo, at least … Continue reading

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