Category Archives: Employee Involvement

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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Don’t Jump to Quick Answers When Solving Problems

When a group or an individual is presented a problem to be solved, the first thing they normally do is quickly come up with a solution. This may be the worst thing they can do. It is basic human nature … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Leadership from a Shortstop

Those who have been reading our blog for a while know I like to draw analogies between business situations and baseball. The comparisons are intended to offer different perspectives, even if it seems like they come out of left field. … Continue reading

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Saluting a Champion for Labor-Management Cooperation

This month marks the retirement of Walt Workman, Executive Director of the Central Ohio Labor Council, AFL-CIO. After 53 years in the labor movement and 20 years as Director of the CLC, Walt will be moving on. As CLC Director, … Continue reading

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If You See Something, Say Something

I’m sure you’ve heard the admonition, “If you see something, say something”.  A couple of weeks ago, I was riding on a New York City subway and frequently heard that message. The intent is clear, if you see something that … Continue reading

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This Week – A Look at Two Recent Events in Columbus

This week, we want to report on two events that happened this month in Columbus. Both focused on workers from a different perspective. On May 2 CALMC held our regular membership meeting. Our audience of management leaders, union officials and … Continue reading

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Can Employee Engagement Help Address Workplace Drug Issues?

Even with an improved job outlook, workplace problems remain. Some of them can hinder job creation and economic development. Charleston, South Carolina is in the midst of an economic boom. The Charleston Professional Development Alliance estimates 34 people move to … Continue reading

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What Do Statewide Teacher Strikes Teach Us About Labor-Management Cooperation?

In the last few weeks we have seen the return of general strikes as teachers in West Virginia and Oklahoma left their classrooms. The phenomenon appears ready to spread to other states as educators seek better pay and improved working … Continue reading

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2018 – Trends Impacting Labor, Management, and the Workplace in 2018 – Part Two

A couple of weeks ago we looked at some of the trends that we believe will impact labor and management in 2018. This time we want to consider trends that will impact the workplace in general. Employment will increase in … Continue reading

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2018 – Trends Impacting Labor, Management, and the Workplace in 2018 – Part One

Every year, one of the most read posts on our blog predicts trends in Labor-Management relations and collective bargaining. A couple of weeks ago, we reviewed on our ideas for 2017. This week, we will begin to look at the … Continue reading

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