Category Archives: Data-Based Decision Making

Three Things to Remember: Here Comes the Science

We have had the opportunity to learn a lot in the last few weeks. Words that we had never heard of are now part of our regular vocabulary. We have learned about our friends, families, leaders, and ourselves. What many … Continue reading

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Three Things to Remember During the Quarantine

It’s been an interesting time, and from the looks of the news, it is going to get even more interesting. Watching the political gyrations, well-staged outcries, and scientific fallacies would be more amusing if lives were not at stake. Here … Continue reading

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“The Only Thing We Have to Fear….”

Lately it seems like we have plenty to fear. The Corona Virus has supplied plenty of things to worry about, and politicians have played on fear like it is a game. Others have tried to pretend facts were fabrications and … Continue reading

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Three Things About Information and Disinformation

Making good decisions requires good information. That’s an easy concept, isn’t it? Unless we know the facts, we are guessing. Even worse, when we have incorrect information the decisions we make can have horrific results. Today, we want to look … Continue reading

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Did You Know: People Who Receive Better Unemployment Benefits Find Better Jobs

For many years Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee provided joint labor-management driven transition services for workers who lost their jobs due to downsizing or plant shutdowns. Fortunately, we have not had to provide that service for several years as the economy … Continue reading

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Do You Know: How Would Your Co-Workers Answer These Questions

When we begin work with a new organization we first need to learn as much as we can about them. We want to know about their strengths and problem areas so we can focus our efforts on ways to improve … Continue reading

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Did You Know: You Can Use Interest-Based Problem Solving Outside of Labor-Management Situations?

Whether it’s a labor-management committee or any other type of a group, it’s easy to respond to disagreements in an adversarial manner. When we do, the likelihood of reaching an agreement drops. Instead, we need to try to change the … 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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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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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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