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Dear Workforce How Do We Handle a Mutiny in Our Senior Ranks?

July 28, 2011
Both our CEO and I received a copy of an anonymous letter, purportedly from disgruntled senior managers. In it, the letter writers make highly unflattering remarks, attack the executive team and even use character assassination on members of the board of directors. It is painfully obvious that the person (or people) behind this letter carries a lot of anger and hostility. The issues have to do mainly with not tapping into the skill sets of managers, bringing on expatriates in high positions without first offering the jobs to locals, micromanagement and feeling belittled by upper management. How do we go about addressing these issues without knowing where the fire started? How do we begin to restore trust and harmony among this level of managers? The atmosphere is similar to a mutiny.
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Sexual Harassment Bills Proposed for Hotels

June 8, 2011
The proposed laws come in the wake of two alleged attacks by high-profile people in New York hotels, including the alleged sexual assault by Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the Sofitel in Manhattan.
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Ford Improves Worker Safety, Hollywood-Style

May 25, 2011
Researchers are creating a multinational avatar based on Ford’s North American virtual workers Jack and Jill. The new avatar will reflect the sizes and shapes of workers at assembly plants across the globe.
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Spider-Man Fall Puts Focus on Safety

December 27, 2010
The $65 million musical, the most expensive and ambitious ever done on Broadway, has faced many setbacks and delays in its attempt to open on the Great White Way. Most recently, the show’s producers announced they were delaying opening night by four weeks to Feb. 7 in order to make creative adjustments.
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