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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Flat organizational structures can hide both hierarchies and agendas. Flat organizations can be subject to manipulation by executives.Read More
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?Read More
I am trying to change the culture at my new job. I want the employees to be more aware of how their attitudes, cooperation, responsibility, communication skills and attendance affect our organization. How do I illustrate this without alienating people?
We want to move from a paternalistic culture toward a more performance-oriented one. Over the years we have laid the groundwork for forced ranking in our performance management system. How do we now launch it successfully?
US Airways VP of culture integration Larry LeSueur seeks worker input on how the newly merged company can succeed.Read More
Dealing with most merger issues was a breeze for US Airways and America West, compared to dealing with the 18 unions now under the merged carrier's umbrella.Read More
US Airways Group is launching several programs to ensure that members of its newly merged workforce don't feel like corporate orphans.Read More