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If You Want To Change Culture, You May Have To Change Yourself

When a workplace decides to change its culture that allows for worker voice, it’s more than a change of the environment.  It’s about leadership changes, and that includes leaders having to change themselves.  Culture change is not an easy process.  … Continue reading

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Did You Know A Quarterly, One-Hour Meeting May Not Be Enough?

We recently had a request from a group who wanted assistance to improve their relationship and resolve workplace issues.  They thought starting with a better foundation would help them but they also said they met for one hour and quarterly.  … Continue reading

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Did You Know Solving Workplace Problems Can Be Similar To Solving A Crime?

One of the regular television shows I watch is Cold Justice from Law and Order producer, Dick Wolfe.  It’s a little different because it’s  a reality crime drama.  The lead person in the show is former Houston, Texas, prosecutor Kelly … Continue reading

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Managers, Did You Know Worker Voice Can Help You Too?

Last week as I was looking for information on the websites of three different think tanks I noticed all three were suggesting the same thing to help raise wages.  The Aspen Institute, The Roosevelt Institute and the Economic Policy Institute … Continue reading

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Did You Know Listening Is An Important Leadership Tool?

I was listening the other night to the political pundits talk about the Ohio special election and wondered did they ever LISTEN to people in Ohio to get good information so they could understand what’s going on?  The same question … Continue reading

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Is Free Always Good?

Like most people, I love a good bargain.  Taking part in sales and promotions can really save me some money and, if I learn of something being “free,” that’s even better!  A lot of us really like those cheap prices … Continue reading

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The Gig Economy May Not Be Good For Workers Or Employers

The gig economy has received a lot of attention within the last few years because of the creation of Uber, Lyft and some of the other technology driven enterprises.  This has raised awareness about workers being misclassified or not being … Continue reading

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For Organizations To Be Successful, They Need to Help Employees Be Successful

In Bloomberg this week they wrote about Amazon’s plan, Pivot, to help with employee performance.  Pivot is to help employees placed on PIP (Performance Improvement Plan) and also help them remain as Amazon employees.   Apparently, PIP did little to help … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Start Working Together

I ran across a U. S. Chamber of Commerce report on worker centers in America.  The Chamber appears to be worried worker centers are increasing and they look at them as  comparable to a union, which they are not, or … Continue reading

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Jobs and Communities Are Not Disposable!

Like many other small communities across the United States, a community in southern Ohio will be devastated when their largest workplaces with good paying jobs are closing.  Two coal-burning power plants are being closed because the cost of both coal-burning … Continue reading

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