Archive | January, 2012

Digital Technology Supports Collaboration in the Workplace: Are We Taking Full Advantage?

“The last few months have seen a spate of end of year surveys and forward-looking prediction reports that examine the workplace ‘digital transformation’ to a more collaborative work environment with greater worker mobility.” David Lavenda, Fast Company, January 2012 As I was reading David Lavenda’s post‘Surprising Findings About Mobile Worker Collaboration’ this past Thursday in […]

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What Does it Matter? Is There Any Real Value to Employee Engagement in a Global Economy?

“There is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a customer. The customer is a foundation of a business and keeps it in existence. The customer alone gives employment…” Peter Drucker “Companies once felt an obligation to support American workers, even when it wasn’t the best financial choice. That’s disappeared. Profits and efficiency […]

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The Blessed Peace of Doing What is Needed

Stuart Burke died last Friday in Rochester, New York at around 12:30AM after aprolonged struggle with cancer. As best I can tell his life ended peacefully and without pain thanks to the wonderful people in the hospice where he spent his last three days. He died in the presence of his two sisters and his wife, […]

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Have You Shared Your Vision With Your Team?

I was a new middle manager on my first trip across the country to the Corporate Office and was seated in the Executive Boardroom for a meeting. As we were preparing to take a short break, the CEO leaned across the table and asked me, “Chery, have you shared your vision with your team?” I gulped and immediately thought, “Oh no! I’m supposed to have one of those?”

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Feed Your Employee’s

By FEED, I don’t mean buy them lunch everyday (although once in awhile would be great). I mean feed them knowledge and experience. With all the talk about Millennial’s, Gen-Xer’s, Y’s and Z’s, we’re seeing more and more employee’s that don’t want to take over the reins of the company. They just aren’t quite as […]

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