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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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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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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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The Promise of Jobs – Does it Require Unions?

Every politician and candidate sings the same mantra, “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”. It is what voters want to hear, but accomplishing the goal takes both long-term planning and a willingness to make tough choices, abilities candidates seem to lose after they … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Trends in Labor-Management Relations, 2017 – Part One

The most popular post on our blog in 2016 dealt with trends in Labor-Management relations and collective bargaining. Since its publication in March 2004 it has been one of the most often read articles every year. It is time to … Continue reading

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Do You Know: Is It Better to Use Pizza or Praise to Motivate Employees?

Many employers struggle with how to motivate employees. We have heard them argue they cannot afford the cost of motivation programs. The truth is, motivation does not require significant expense. Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the founder of the Total Quality … 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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Did You Know: Golf is a Lot Like Employee Engagement? (Part 2)

With the Olympic golf tournament this week, I want to return to the final part of the comparisons between golf and employee engagement or labor-management cooperation. We will look at similarities between them and offer some ideas about employee engagement … Continue reading

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