Tag Archives: working together

Do You Know: What Does Your Mission Statement Tell About Your Team?

The Mission Statement is one of the foundation documents we work with organizations and teams to develop. This document establishes the direction in which the group wants to move and the process it intends to use to get there. We … Continue reading

Posted in CALMC, Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee, Employee Engagement, Employee Involvement, Labor-Management Committees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in CALMC, Change Management, Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee, Employee Engagement, Employee Involvement, Labor-Management Committees, Labor-Management Cooperation, Systemic change, Teamwork | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in CALMC, Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee, Customer Service, Employee Engagement, Employee Involvement, Employee Training, Labor-Management Cooperation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Did You Know: Another View On The Importance of Unions from a Surprising Source

Last Monday was Labor Day, the holiday where we are supposed to celebrate American workers and their contributions to our society. Part of that should also include the essential role unions played in creating our strong economic system. Last week … Continue reading

Posted in CALMC, Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee, Employee Involvement, Right to Organize | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Do You Know: The Importance of Active Listening

As teams work together, one of the most important skills for members is listening. Too often, this is a very underutilized tool. I had a colleague who described listening as the time you spend trying to figure out what you … Continue reading

Posted in CALMC, Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee, Communications, Conflict Resolution, Employee Involvement, Facilitation, Labor-Management Committees, Labor-Management Cooperation, Teamwork | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in CALMC, Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee, Employee Engagement, Employee Involvement, Employee Training, Job Retention, Managing Change, Systemic change, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We Hold These Truths

I want to share some thoughts as we celebrate The Fourth of July in the United States. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable … Continue reading

Posted in CALMC, Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in CALMC, Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee, Conflict Resolution, Customer Service, Employee Engagement, Employee Involvement, Labor-Management Committees, Labor-Management Cooperation, Systemic change, Teamwork | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Building Successful Communities Begins With Workers

Last week I had the opportunity to visit the Cleveland, Ohio area. While I went through areas that had been the home to manufacturing and industry that was long since gone, the area certainly did not look like a rust … Continue reading

Posted in CALMC, Change Management, Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee, Employee Engagement, Employee Involvement, Labor-Management Cooperation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some Insights on Current Trends in Labor-Management Relations

Last week I heard a speaker discussing how the labor-management environment has changed over the last few years, and would like to share a couple of his points with you. Mike Duco, Labor Relations Manager for the City of Columbus … Continue reading

Posted in CALMC, Change Management, Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee, Conflict Resolution, Data-Based Decision Making, Employee Engagement, Employee Involvement, Labor-Management Committees, Labor-Management Cooperation, Problem Solving | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment