Category Archives: Systemic change

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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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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An Upcoming Issue Facing Labor, Management and the Community – Driverless Vehicles

This week, we attended a hearing conducted by the Transportation and Public Safety Committee of the Ohio House of Representatives. The session dealt with the advantages and disadvantages of driverless technology, and showed an upcoming issue between transport drivers and … 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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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – Another Look

The promise of jobs is still the rallying cry of politicians. “We are going to bring back jobs in _______” (fill in the blank with whichever industry or region they are trying to rally.) Yet the jobs they promise never … Continue reading

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It Takes More Than One or Two People to Build a Climate of Engagement

During the summer, I spend a lot of time watching minor-league baseball. I enjoy the close proximity to the game, watching players develop their skills, and the interactions with players, the (usually) friendly staff, and other fans. I also think … 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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Don’t Let Your Current Success Block Your Vision

Many factors can keep organizations from being successful, but one of the most damaging is a lack of vision. Unless we know where we want to head and develop effective strategies for accomplishing our vision, we will fail. One of … Continue reading

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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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