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Reshaping Unions for the Future – Involving Younger Employees

In earlier articles, we’ve offered some thoughts on the role of unions in the workplace. Today, I want to share some other ideas on unions and what they need to do to maintain relevance with today’s workers. Last week, we … 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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Do You Know: How to Deal with Conflict in a Meeting?

We have written a number of articles about the interest based-problem solving process and why we believe it helps groups resolve difficult problems while reducing the likelihood of disputes. However, sometimes issues and individuals can lead to conflict in a … 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: Labor-Management Partnerships in Health Care Improve Patient Outcomes?

When Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the father of the Quality Management process, was asked how he would know when the transformation to quality was successful he gave the same answer: when it is adopted in healthcare. Clearly there were significant … 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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Thoughts on Labor Day 2015

Each year we write an article about Labor Day and the importance of the labor movement. This week, we want to look at the current state of labor-management relationships and why unions are still relevant. Among the trends we have … Continue reading

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Health Care Employee Engagement Needs to Start With Nurses

When I was growing up, I heard a lot about the importance of nurses. My grandmother was a nurse for over 30 years, working in almost all areas of the hospital in my home town. I heard about the care … Continue reading

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Another Reason for Employee Engagement in Health Care – The Bottom Line

In the last few blogs we’ve written about employee engagement in health care and presented some examples of how the process can benefit hospitals and other facilities. There is another reason for health care personnel to consider employee engagement that … Continue reading

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Employee Involvement: Don’t Forget Your Supervisors

An article I read this week presented two interesting points about employee involvement: Employee surveys consistently show that the single most important factor in employee engagement is an employee’s relationship with his or her direct manager. In fact, employees don’t leave … Continue reading

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