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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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Is the Pendulum Swinging Back?

We have seen a significant shift in power in labor-management relationships over the last 20 years. It has served to unlevel the playing field and disrupt cooperative efforts. Now, there are signs that a shift in power may be starting. … 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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Do You Know: The Difference Between A Committee and a Team?

We often write about working with committees or teams. Although the names may seem similar, I do not view these terms to be interchangeable. There is a significant difference between the two groups. Have you heard the saying, “If you … Continue reading

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Back to School – How Is the Labor-Management Relationship?

As summer comes to an end, students and staff head back to school. Most school districts in Central Ohio have already opened, while others around the country are preparing to begin their academic year. When they do, what kind of … Continue reading

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Want to Know More About Interest-Based Problem Solving?

Many of our blog postings have mentioned the Interest Based Problem Solving process (IBPS). This process, which is based on Interest-Based Bargaining, enables groups to make decisions based on those factors which are most important to them. IBPS works with … Continue reading

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Did You Know: What Can Cause Teams to Fail?

Teamwork is a powerful thing. It enables organizations to move forward and resolve difficult issues that could not be handled using any other strategy. We have seen groups use the power of teamwork to resolve problems and remove roadblocks in … Continue reading

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Do You Know: What Does It Take to Be a Leader in Today’s Organizations?

One of the common themes in out blog has been the importance of employee engagement and building a cooperative relationship between management and employees. While organizations that have worked toward these goals have realized the benefits, many managers are threatened … Continue reading

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The Question Teams Eventually Ask

We have had the chance to work with some highly productive teams at CALMC. We’ve seen them develop from committees struggling to accomplish anything to become effective teams, able to work together and solve problems. We always know, however, there … Continue reading

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Did You Know: How To Arrive at Consensus in a One-Hour Meeting

As we continue to examine how to work with one-hour meetings, today we will consider how to efficiently come to consensus from items from a brainstormed list. Perhaps your team has brainstormed a list of possible problems they could tackle. … Continue reading

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