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How Do I Keep Morale Up During a Merger?

June 19, 2012
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? —Morale Booster, HR manager, health care, Bloomington, Indiana
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How Do We Rebuild Trust Between Employers and Managers?

June 5, 2012
We have a department that has gone through many changes and managers during the past five years. The level of trust in the department from employees to managers is at an all-time low. This has led to miscommunication, lower productivity and workers' compensation issues. How do we open up the lines of communication and clear the air? —Choking on Mistrust, human resources manager, hospitality, Honolulu
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Standing Up for Your Employees

April 12, 2012
Your organization is not a hockey team, but there is a lesson to learn from Peter Laviolette. If you have your employees' backs, they will reciprocate.
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Conquering Fear and Workplace Retaliation

April 2, 2012
Let's take a step back and focus on the fear that triggers retaliation—the fear the causes leaders at all levels, from direct supervisory personnel to senior managers, to take action against an employee who raises a concern.
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