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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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2010.03.28

de Schrijver here. Yep, been there, done that and felt worthless and scared. It feels like someone has a hold of your heart and is making it beat 25% faster, all the time. More often than not you have been in control until that time, able to see a lot or a little ahead in your future, then BAM! The pink slip, or in the case of a business owner, the funds run out. More often than not we feel worthless and scared when we have time to dwell on things, or if we take on a negative attitude about life in general. Here are some fundamentals that have helped a lot of people: 1) Clean your house/ apartment completely. Spend as much time as necessary getting everything spotless. Clear out the clutter, clear out the junk. Make a new start. Do this every week you are looking for a new career. The work ...
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2010.03.28

Excerpts from the Book: The Great Workplace 2.0™ A Great Workplace functions at a higher level of purpose and productivity and is a more interesting place to work than other “normal” organizations. It attracts great talent and it attracts great results…for the customer. It extends its intelligent self-interests beyond the executive suite into the depths of its own employment, into the rich treasure troves of vendor knowledge, the community and to all “Participants”. It reaches out to the crowd within its community for opportunities and solutions. The Great Workplace 2.0 understands intrinsically that being “open” is an advantage. When it reaches, it extends its hand in a positive manner both internally and externally looking for strengths and sustainable principles on which to further grow the business and the opportunities for participants. It simply does not adhere to the old model of corporate hierarchy and held power. The Great Workplace of today ...
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2010.03.24

NO CELL PHONES FOR INTERVIEWS!! If you want to make sure you conduct a poor phone interview with a recruiter or hiring authority, use your cell phone. Yes, I’m an old guy. I was around when phones were the “finger in the dial” kind. It made texting very difficult. I have a cool iPhone now, and use it for everything, except important business calls. Again, EXCEPT for important business calls where I have no choice. I try NOT to use it in the car. I value my life (and yours) too much. There are positives to be said about having a good old heavy hunk of plastic in your hand that is attached to a wire and then attached to millions of miles of copper: 1)     The call is CLEAR. Let me repeat that: CLEAR. No zaps and frizzles and pops. Especially when you or the caller are trying to make logical points about ...
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2010.03.23

CHANGE. The professionals in Human Resources have a difficult job that most people do not quite understand, nor appreciate. HR professionals are supposed to be developers of people, systems and environments, but most companies have them cornered into performing duties and responsibilities that turn them into Castle Guards, Benefits Technicians or policy messengers. HR Pros have been forced into functioning in a CLOSED, CONFIDENTIAL and secretive manner. It is not the people. It is the functions they are performing in management-created environments. Having to deal with and protect confidential information on a daily basis is not a justification for becoming your material. It is however the cocoon that has formed around the functions and by association, the profession itself. In The Great Workplace 2.0, the HR role is changing. It is now becoming a “micro” role (more hands on) than the “macro” role (benefits, downsizing, policy administration that) organizations have allowed them to ...
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2010.03.23

Welcome to The Great Workplace’s blog! Meet us, our collaborators while you learn, grow and play!

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2010.03.22

A husband’s loving gift turns embarrassing!

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