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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Blend Senior Employees With Employees Absorbed From a Merger

August 17, 2005
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Three years ago our company began merging with a larger company, so we issued stay bonuses to all employees. Now the merger is off and most of the senior staff is ready to retire. Trouble is, we have no succession plan in place. Keeping newer employees from the merger together with existing senior employees poses a potential morale problem. How should we handle this?
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Core Values, Devalued

June 2, 2005
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Imagine a workforce that's wholly committed to a set of values that constrains their behavior, but leaves executives free to do as they please.
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The Importance of Being Richard Branson

December 22, 2004
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The owner of Virgin talks about praising employees (lavish it on them at all times), firing people (seldom an option) and how to demonstrate trust in managers (intervene as little as possible).
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Achieving the Flow of Great Performance

December 20, 2004
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Tom Terez wonders if, like Handel, your company and its people can tap into the genius of being “in the zone.”
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Keeping Spirits Aloft at JetBlue

December 6, 2004
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Vincent Stabile shares the discount airline’s recipe for earning worker loyalty: “We treat our people the way we want them to treat the customers."
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The Company Picnic is Alive and Well

July 1, 2004
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There's no demonstrable ROI, but that doesn't stop the venerable company picnic.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Are Your Thoughts About Bonuses

May 14, 2004
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What is the best approach for us to determine employee performance bonuses?
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Guru Nation

April 2, 2004
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Management gurus, including Stephen Covey, Tom Peters and Gary Hamel, are making millions by promising companies that their techniques and insights can improve productivity and make the most of human capital. Whether they really deliver on those promises is another issue.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can HR Help Boost Customer Service

February 5, 2004
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What can our HR department do to help our company build a strong customer service chain? Our goal is to delight and surprise our customers, get genuine internal feedback, and identify our weaknesses.
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