Category Archives: Labor-Management Committees

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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Did You Know – Preparation is the Key to Effective Problem Solving?

As we work with groups trying to solve problems, there is a vital factor that is critical to their success: Preparation. Individuals and teams that are adequately prepared to solve a problem will find it easier to accomplish the task … 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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How Did We Do? – A Look Back At Our Predictions About Workplace Trends in 2017

Once again, one of the most popular post on our blog this year predicted trends in Labor-Management relations and collective bargaining for 2017. This week, we will take a look back and see how we did before offering our thoughts … Continue reading

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Do You Know: What Does Your Mission Statement Tell About Your Team?

The Mission Statement is one of the foundation documents we work with organizations and teams to develop. This document establishes the direction in which the group wants to move and the process it intends to use to get there. We … Continue reading

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Updates: Labor-Management Networking, CALMC Video Presentations, Labor Helping the Community, CALMC Membership Meeting, and a Quote.

Several months ago, we wrote about the need to use labor-management committees for economic development purposes.  We explained labor-management committees provide an opportunity for labor, management and other leaders to discuss issues that can impact workers and employers.  That is … Continue reading

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Do You Know: What is the Most Important Skill for Labor and Management Leaders?

Over the past few weeks, we have written about the responsibilities of both labor and management in meeting the needs of today’s workforce. Today, I want to focus on the most important quality for both: leadership. Do not confuse leadership … Continue reading

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Do You Know: The Importance of Active Listening

As teams work together, one of the most important skills for members is listening. Too often, this is a very underutilized tool. I had a colleague who described listening as the time you spend trying to figure out what you … Continue reading

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Crabs In A Bucket

Have you heard the story of what happens when you put crabs in a bucket? If has some parallels to the workplace. As the story goes, if you put one crab in a bucket, it will quickly climb out of … Continue reading

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Some Insights on Current Trends in Labor-Management Relations

Last week I heard a speaker discussing how the labor-management environment has changed over the last few years, and would like to share a couple of his points with you. Mike Duco, Labor Relations Manager for the City of Columbus … Continue reading

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