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The Great Workplace 2.0
Connect. Engage. Collaborate.™

 

2012.09.25

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.

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2010.06.23

Yesterday’s Ohio Supreme Court decision regarding the Ohio Civil Rights Commissions attempt to require all employers with four or more employees to provide pregnancy/maternity leave regardless of length of employment.

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2010.06.23

Blue Collar Interview Killers 1)     Dress like you don’t care, or are going fishing/hunting. Make sure the baseball cap you wear is dirty, or has “Bud Light” on it (Patch or smell), or even worse: “New York Yankees”. Don’t shave, makes you look macho. 2)     Pour that new AXE cologne on yourself, freely. If your girlfriend gets hot over it, it is a given that the tight-ass HR lady will. 3)     Make sure your resume is old, has typos on it and looks like it was done on a typewriter. It’s only an interview after all, not the actual job itself. If the person wants a copy of your resume, ask them to make one, after all the company has a copy machine and you don’t. It shows you are conserving (your own) paper. 4)     Make sure to wear an earring or skin or eyebrow ring. It looked good at the bar, and hell ...
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2010.06.22

Looking for a new job IS a full time job! Take no shortcuts, stay positive and NEVER give up!

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2010.06.21

Don’t bring your friends with you to the interview. Don’t bring your children either but if you must bring something for them to do so they won’t be disruptive. Be respecful of anothers work space.

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2010.06.17

“Collaboration” is a characteristic of The Great Workplace of today and the future, and will be explained in business-detail in another excerpt. This chapter takes a lighter, but more pointed allegorical view of “Collaboration”: “I got 29 ways to get in my baby’s door. And if I need ‘em, I can come up with two o’ three more”. (line from a blues song by Tab Benoit) Have you ever been in a blues club when the owner did “Open Stage/ Open Mic” night? It is packed. Wall to wall audience. Wall to wall musicians waiting a turn. The hallways are packed. Every nook and cranny has expanded to accommodate another body. Waitresses laugh, patrons laugh. Everybody seems to get into the act, get into the entire scene. Something good is happening here. In the old days the smoke was so thick it redefined “Second Hand”. Sometimes you wore your drink or the ice ...
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2010.06.17

As a working parent, summer vacations require a little more of you than finding a qualified care provider. You still need to provide a creative and challenging outlet to keep their little minds sharp!

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