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All this Technology Is Harming Communication

October 4, 2011
We know what we want to say, we know what we want it to mean, but we communicate in a way that means one thing to us but it's heard differently by the recipient. It all may be perfectly innocent but it can still cause friction and misunderstandings.
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Dear Workforce How to Go Beyond a Pat on the Back?

September 7, 2011
Most material I've read says that supervisors should say thanks for a job well done. What happens when the efforts of an employee are not good? I don't to want to say, "Good job, but …" and list the all the areas that need improvement. What could I do to start the performance conversation (constructively)?
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Dear Workforce How Do We Reward Engineers Working Long Hours

September 7, 2011
We want to compensate and recognize engineers who work long hours and shift work due to the commissioning and start-up of new plants. We don’t pay overtime at their level, so we want to devise a formal measure of recognition. What kind of recognition scheme is appropriate or is used most often in such cases? And how do we go about developing it?
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