Subcultures based on job functions, operating units or even social interests can interfere with the company's overall mission. Intensive communication and team building can get groups working together.
Disney has developed six broad initiatives that help educational institutions and fuel its own staffing pipeline. The most unique is a Florida program aimed at helping prevent high school students from dropping out to help support their families. The program allows students to attend class during the morning and then work in the company's theme parks in the afternoon-and to be paid for the full day.
Most companies today that try to give equal opportunities to women still discriminate unintentionally. The measurable losses can reach 1%of the total operating expenses. How much is discrimination costing your company?
The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power has expanded the scope of corporate work/family initiatives by adding components that range from support groups for fathers to location programs for new mothers.
Many Companies express concern for the lack of skills in today's work force. Education is a corporate priority at RJR Nabisco, resulting in programs that address this problem, not only for its employees, but also for the employees' children.
After studying three years' worth of medical claims, Sony embarked on an Employee Wellness Campaign designed to raise the health-consciousness of employees. The company also has introduced a PPO option to the employee health plan.
Many recent learning theories center on learning and communication styles, and hemisphere preference. These theories can provide insight into individuality that can improve your ability to develop training programs.