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Promoting Employee Engagement–A Cautionary Tale

By | December 22nd, 2011|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Those of you who know me are aware that I have been slow to embrace the power and value of social media.  Fortunately my friend and partner, Jamie Flinchbaugh, has convinced me of the error of my ways.  This is my 1st foray into the blogosphere and I hope to be a valuable contributor. Although it is becoming less common, unfortunately it is still not uncommon to find employees, and even entire departments, unwilling to participate and contribute ideas or suggestions to improve their organization.  The reasons are wide and varied and often would take a psychiatrist’s couch to understand.  The following is a tale of an extremely important department in a company, we will call them AAA, that was not only unwilling to be engaged, they were downright militant about it. […]

Lean in a Union Environment

By | March 23rd, 2010|Categories: Blog, Videos|Tags: , , , , , |

In this video, Andy Carlino and Jamie Flinchbaugh discuss lean in a union environment. This is not about pro-union or anti-union, but a recognition that having a union does affect how you deal with change. When it comes to lean transformation, it presents some challenges but also some advantages, because you know the rules and have [...]