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Restoring Workplace Trust, Part II

May 23, 2013
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Restoring broken trust is based on behavior, not words, slogans or talking points. Because trust is breached by actions, it takes other key actions to repair it.
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How Much Time Should We Spend on Our Lean-Management Processes?

May 15, 2013
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We have implemented lean-management and it has worked well for us. It is strongly supported and maintained. We are a print company of 40 people. How much time per week should we spend keeping tabs on our lean-management processes? —Staying Lean, publishing/communications, Onalaska, Wisconsin
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Restoring Workplace Trust

May 6, 2013
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As trust is based on actions not words, our gut-level understanding of actual conduct and deeds determines who we conclude is trustworthy and not.
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With Social Media, All of Your Employees Are Brand Ambassadors

April 29, 2013
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Whether you like it or not, social media has turned each of your employees into a brand ambassador. Can you afford to have your brand sullied by the offensive or racists rants of one of your employees?
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Marissa Mayer's Missed Managerial Opportunity

April 26, 2013
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The Yahoo CEO should have seized the chance to shape the debate about telecommuting as a managerial issue.
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A Look at Abercrombie and Fitch's 'Look' Policies

April 15, 2013
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If you hope to claim an undue hardship defense to a religious accommodation claim based on your company's image, you need to have the hard data to back your claim. Hypothetical hardships likely will not carry the day.
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Does Stealing Attention Violate Your Code of Conduct?

April 2, 2013
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For those who oppose more rules, how about a voluntary change in culture towards less—rather than more—needless, if not mindless, communication.
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The Last Word: Turning Their Backs on Telecommuting

April 1, 2013
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You could also argue that telecommuting originated with Yahoo’s Silicon Valley neighbor Hewlett-Packard. In 1967, the pioneering computer-maker allowed its plant in Germany to offer flextime—a truly radical concept at the time. HP then implemented large-scale telecommuting in the mid-1990s as technology advanced.
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Dig This: Workplace Gardens Taking Root

April 1, 2013
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Employees get out from behind their desks to strategize about work while they're weeding.
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