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Whatever Works riffs on what's right--and wrong--in the workplace. It seeks best practices from within and outside the workforce, and sometimes takes a stroll down memory lane.

Orlando Magic’s Pat Williams: How Walt Disney Conjured Up His Business Success, Part One

May 9, 2014
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In part one, Pat Williams and I discussed the avuncular Walt Disney’s career and a number of other topics, including Williams’ recent battle with cancer.
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Supporting, Not Supporting Cast: Michelle Patterson Talks Women in the Workplace

April 10, 2014
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Michelle Patterson, CEO of Women Network, talks passionately about making the workforce more conducive to women, especially mothers like herself, and offering support.
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Boomer Esiason's Criticism of Paternity Leave Is Off-Base

April 4, 2014
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The former NFL quarterback shouldn't have criticized the New York Mets' Daniel Murphy on the radio for taking time off from the season to witness the birth of his son.
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Liz Wahl Is Not Alone When It Comes to High-Profile Goodbyes

March 6, 2014
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In the wake of some high-profile exits in the past few days, we take a look at some of the more interesting employee exits.


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‘The Biggest Loser’ Winner Debate and What It Means for Wellness

February 6, 2014
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Continue dangling those healthy carrots if you must, but if you really want your wellness program to work, consider investing in some professional help, too.
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‘Friday Night Tykes’: Here’s Some Tough Talk on the Show’s Tough Talk

January 23, 2014
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I’ve seen the same mentality in the workplace, too, where intimidation and berating prevail over human kindness and educating.
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Frank Thomas Elected to Cooperstown as a ‘Misunderstood’ Star

January 10, 2014
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In many organizations, superstars are handled with kid gloves, but in others top workers can become punching bags, too.
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Topsy the Elephant and the Topsy-Turvy World of Animal Abuse

December 11, 2013
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While Workforce, of course, focuses on issues related to human workers, there are others in the workforce — namely animals — that don’t get the same attention.
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Floats an Idea of Delivering by Drone

December 2, 2013
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Although I’ve heard the “In five years … ” line dozens of times about innovations like drone delivery, I wouldn’t bet against this. Meantime, let's not moan about the drone.
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Siemens Financial Hopes to Wow With ‘NewWow’ Office Strategy

November 15, 2013
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Under the new office concept, called the New Way of Working, outside of a few C-level employees, none of the unit’s workers have traditional desks, offices or cubicles.


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