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Merger Book Coaches Communications

February 8, 2000
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Novell Inc.'s Merger Book serves as a road map for managing the company's many acquisitions.
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Develop a History of Credibility

March 1, 1999
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Sally Gore, HR leader at W.L. Gore, talks about how HR can fulfill the role of a strategic business partner.
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1999 Innovation Optimas Award Profile W.L. Gore and Associates Inc.

March 1, 1999
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Gore has a unique lattice structure that helps sustain a unique corporate culture: No decision-making hierarchies, no pre-determined channels of communications, and no defined jobs locking associates into particular tasks.
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1998 Innovation Optimas Award Profile The Pillsbury Co.

February 1, 1998
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A unique employee-feedback tool, a hotline called InTouch, allows anyone to telephone anytime to talk about anything with the comfort of anonymity and the assurance that their issues will be addressed.
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Great HR Starts With Great Business Skills

February 1, 1998
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Workforce talked with Lou de Ocejo, senior vice president of human resources and corporate affairs,at Pillsbury, about HR.
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1997 Innovation Optimas Award Profile TBWA Chiat_Day, Los Angeles

November 1, 1997
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HR systems support the ad agency's virtual office: Employees don't have assigned work stations, desks, computers, or phones. Instead, they're encopuraged to wherever-and however- they're most productive.
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1996 Innovation Optimas Award ProfileBRCisco Systems

October 1, 1996
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HR uses the Internet in creative, dynamic ways. An internal homepage keeps employees informed and cuts paperwork, while an external page boosts recruiting efforts.
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1995 Innovation Optimas Award ProfileBRHotel del Coronado

May 1, 1995
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To help employees who were working at the San Diego hotel but living in Mexico, the HR function established the first HMO in Mexico.
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1994 Innovation Optimas Award Profile Novell Inc.

March 1, 1994
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Hr developed the Merger Book, a set of 2,000 questions asked during acquisitions to ensure that HR issues and culture fit are addressed during the due diligence process.
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1993 Innovation Optimas Award ProfileBRApple Computer Inc

November 1, 1993
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Apple's Electronic Campus is an online, internal data base system that enables employees to learn from each other by accessing information about everything from management projects to conducting a performance review.
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