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Overcoming a Costly Legacy

March 24, 2006
For Ford Motor Co. and other Detroit automakers, on of the most confounding challenges revolves around so-called "legacy costs," the financial burden of pension and health benefits for retirees.
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Ford The Right Way Forward

March 24, 2006
Beyond job cuts and plant closures, Ford Motor Co. has revealed few details about its ambitious workforce restructuring plan. What's known, however, is the automaker has a tough road ahead as it tries to overhaul its U.S. operations--and that half-measures won't do.
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Technology Test Subject

March 20, 2006
As people chief at SAP, Claus Heinrich provides the business software maker real-world insight into the applications that workforce managers need. But his greater responsibility may be helping the company's innovative culture amid global expansion.
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Small Groups, Big Ideas

March 9, 2006
W.L. Gore believes its egalitarian workforce philosophy--no titles, workers collaborating in small teams--fuels creativity and innovation. But as global expansion raises the need for more formalized practices, can the company maintain itself?
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