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The purpose of The Great Workplace 2.0™ is simple: while it is happening, show core changes in great workplaces, so that start-ups, small and mid-size companies, can extract the principles that other companies are discovering. By example, grow in a healthy and sustainable fashion; return to our economy great dividends of revenue, value and innovation.read more →
Your competitors, vendors and advisers all are. As a matter of fact, many of them contributed to this work.read more →
Magical Mystery MasterMind Tour.
Stepping Out of your Three Foot Circle.
By Jeff Nischwitz. Think Again Coaching.
It was a bright sunny morning (albeit chilly) on the first Thursday in October, when I arrived at the airport for a scheduled two and a half day trip. I was flying out on a 7:30 a.m. flight and I would be returning at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night. This was to be a fairly short and simple trip … except for one thing.
I was carrying two bags – my laptop bag and a single carry-on bag. Pretty easy packing since it was only a short trip … except for one thing.
This was a pleasure trip (no business this time), so I had two and a half days to enjoy myself, see some sights and experience the destination. I’m not much of a planner, but for such a short trip I certainly would have done some ...
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“I’ve been (with Champion) nine years and we’ve always done drug testing,” Amistadi said. “Even if a client doesn’t request it, we do it anyway.”read more →
If you own, operate or work for a medium to small sized company, you have to be sick of the "Top Workplace" lists published by BIG companies about other BIG companies. If you are in HR, those lists and details of their benefits, perqs, excitement and toys SHOULD not only make you jealous, but as a professional, a little angry. You can't do all that, much less reduce the cost of healthcare to your workforce.
Here's the new list: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/2012/full_list/
Working in and for the CORE of the small to medium size workplaces in Midwest USA, the list is about as real for the rest of us as Disneyland.
Here are some facts: There are 23 million companies in the U.S. 4% of those get to $1 million in sales, and typically have fewer than 10 employees. .4% get over $10 million in sales( "POINT 4%). 17,000 companies get to $50 million ins ...
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