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Work In Progress
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.

Facebook Foibles

March 26, 2012
It's not just the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Employers generally are still fumbling around in the Facebook dark. And more shins will be bruised before we find the light switch.
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Drag Race

March 16, 2012
Work is a drag in the U.S. right now. It is literally dragging down American's well-being, according to the latest numbers from research firm Gallup Inc. This is so even despite evidence that both the economy and hiring are picking up.
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Warriors Show a Bit of Workforce Wisdom

March 7, 2012
The Golden State Warriors pro basketball team is about the last place you'd expect to find lessons about smart workforce management. But despite years of lackluster performance and a losing record so far this season, the franchise has some surprising insights to offer.
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The End of ‘Talent Management'

February 21, 2012
Oracle's recent move to gobble up Taleo, which follows on the heels of SAP's pending acquisition of SuccessFactors, means the HR software world's biggest players have chosen a talent management specialist to acquire.
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