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Big Corporation Embraces Quirky Culture

September 18, 2003
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Ravenswood has gratefully adopted some of Constellation's structure and formality.
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No Sacred Cows, Small or Large

September 18, 2003
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By setting aside their differences, a new culture has arisen.
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Curing the Turnover Disease

August 4, 2003
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After several troubled years, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has reached its recruiting goals through redesigned jobs, scholarships, better treatment by managers and an advertising campaign. Vacancy rates are now down, turnover is down and the hospital is saving hundreds of thousands of dollars through a multifaceted effort that employers in every industry can emulate.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do I Keep Morale Up During A Merger

July 17, 2003
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Our hospital company is forming a joint venture whereby two hospital labs will run independently. This means about 200 people who now are classified as hospital employees will become employees solely of the new lab company. This has created anger and morale problems among these employees. They don't want to be part of the new lab company. What can I do to make this arrangement work?
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Don't Mess With Carly

July 1, 2003
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Hewlett-Packard was once a consensus-driven, decentralized, "dwindling" company that focused on products and engineering. CEO Carly Fiorina has turned it into a hard-driving, top-down success that keenly focuses on customers and sales. If employees don't agree? Easy. It's Carly's way or the highway.
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7 Steps In Six Months Could Save AOL

February 27, 2003
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By one estimate, AOL Time Warner chairman Richard Parsons has about six months to win the support of his troubled company's employees. Todd Raphael passes along a list of workforce management strategies that could help Parsons, or any executive whose company is in a post-merger meltdown.
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Memo to AOL Time Warner Why Mergers Fail

January 30, 2003
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Corporate marriages can be colossal trouble--just ask departing AOL chairman Steve Case. Three case studies show what merging companies did to make their disparate cultures mesh.
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New Homeland Security Agency Brings Huge HR Changes

December 18, 2002
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The Homeland Security Act creates a new senior-level position of chief human capital officer.
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Merger and Aquisition Glossary

August 28, 2002
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Get definitions for phrases like flipping, optimal portfolio, pure play, and book cash.
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Best Practices of Mergers and Acquisitions

August 26, 2002
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Here’s a sample of proven and practical approaches to a merger, including communicating with spouses, answering benefits questions as soon as possible, and being willing to listen to employees.
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