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Subtle Acts of Sabotage
   How companies sabotage employee passion
  By: Jody Urquhart
Organizations make it hard to "love the job your with" when they keep denying the strengths and input of their people. They erect monumental barriers to true passion on the job.

Ten Commandments for Managing People
  By: G.A. (Andy) Marken
Following are some simple guidelines you can follow to manage people more effectively, more easily and with better results. Think of them as your 10 commandments to better management.

Ten Ways to Create an Employee-centered Workplace
  By: Pat Lynch, Ph.D.

An employee-centered workplace is one in which all individuals, programs, processes, and systems are focused on helping employees become fully successful.


That Empower Word Again
  By: Jim Clemmer
Enormous effort is required to create a highly involved, empowered workforce.

The Concept of the "Free Agent" in the Workplace
  By: Susan Dunn
How do you manage a “free agent?” You manage the environment, not the person.

The Dark Side of Success
  By: Judith Cushman

For Corporate Vice Presidents who are qualified for top positions at major corporations and "safely" employed, this is an excellent time to reflect on whether it makes sense to consider a move once the economy picks up. In my opinion is it a question of when-not if.


The Four Drive Theory in the Workplace
  By: Stan Emelander

The Four Drive theory, explained in the 2002 book Driven by Drs. Paul Lawrence and Nitin Nohria of the Harvard Business School, describes human motivation in terms of a set of dynamic, interacting needs that are a fundamental part of humankind’s makeup. The needs arise from our evolutionary past, and are built into to humans as a part of the mental equipment that provided advantages to adaptation and survival in past epochs.


The Friendly-Factor
   Creating a Work Environment that Attracts and Keeps the Workforce
  By: Gregory P. Smith
By year 2011, the U.S. will face a worker shortage of 8-10 million people. In many industries today, jobs are going unfilled. In should go without saying if you cannot attract and keep your workforce then you must change what you are doing or face extinction.

The Impact of Sept 11 on the Workplace
  By: Gregory P. Smith
A worklife survey and asked people to respond to three important questions. First question, "Since Sept 11, what has changed about your life?" Secondly, "What is the most important thing in your life right now?" Over 150 people answered the survey. Here is a summary of the results.

The New Staffing: Survival Tactics that Work
  By: Susan Dunn
Today's business staffing demands require thinking outside the box.

The Newest Case for Human Capital
  By: Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE
Meaningful results don't come in a plug-and-play box. Rather, engaging the contribution and talents of employees is the true, sustainable key to long-term success.

The Perfect Storm:
   The Impending Workforce Crisis
  By: Gregory P. Smith
In the movie, Perfect Storm, a small fishing vessel has the misfortune of encountering the worst Mother Nature has to offer.  Just like this boat, today's employers are facing a combination of conditions just as threatening as this boat faced on the high seas. If businesses don't prepare today they could face a similar misfortune.

Think You Can't Afford the Help You Need? Think Again!
  By: Diane Hughes
So many small business owners - especially those who work from home - are very pressed for time. While you may need help desperately, you probably think you can't afford to "hire" someone. The truth be known. you can actually save money by using an assistant.

This Way Out
   How to Conduct an Exit Interview.
  By: Les Gore
There may never be a better time and place to find out what you're doing well--and what your organization needs to do better, than during an exit interview with the person you are terminating. Along with employee satisfaction surveys, exit interviews may offer some insight into improving your workplace.

Thoughts on Empowerment
  By: Rick Maurer
People are empowered when they are given the authority and responsibility to make decisions affecting their work with a minimum of interference and second guessing by others.


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