Welcome to Work in Progress, a blog in which I try to be part observer, part adviser and part provocateur. I write about such issues as the "employment deal" between workers and organizations, people management strategies, advances in workplace technology and the social safety nets designed to catch displaced workers. I'm convinced the world is progressing toward an era of greater reciprocity between workers and employers, and organizations that get ahead of this trend are more likely to thrive.
Retail and fast-food restaurant workers in Chicago are protesting for a wage increase today, April 24.Read More
That $8.25 an hour is a wage you pay to high school kids living with their parents, not an adult trying to live a decent life in a U.S. city. Read More
Office ogres exact not only an emotional cost but a monetary one. They can poison productivity, stifle creativity, and force good employees out the door. Read More
At a time when businesses are expecting more from their employees than ever before, I feel a little reciprocity is in order. Companies could simply go beyond the pregnancy discrimination laws and FMLA leave policies and give their employees longer and compensated maternity leave.Read More
In a recent interview about her book, Sheryl Sandberg calls on men to 'lean in' when it comes to the discussion about women in the workplace. So that's what I'm doing: providing a male voice. Read More