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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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2010.03.08

It may be a great motivational article that gives you the momentum you need to land your next challenging job, or a simple tip that moves your career forward in your current position. Work Is Good ® has been designed by true employment professionals to cut through the unproven theories you will see on the internet and get to useable information that can help in your job search, interview techniques and career building methods to get you where you need to be: employed, happy, productive and informed. Work Is Good ® is a collaborative effort of many organizations that specialize in providing employment-related services, advice and counsel to job seekers, hiring employers and business managers and is offered as a view of the future of work, not just a compilation of what has been. As a matter of fact, Work Is Good ® is the “Participant’s” (employee, vendor, board member, freelancers ...
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2010.03.08

We are speaking about THE best workplaces of today and tomorrow, and how they differentiate themselves from the “also-ran” pack of today and yesterday: Throughout our copious research we found these characteristics to be true: 1)     Their door is “Always Open”: “Discovering” new potential employees, board members, vendors, partners and collaborators is an ALL THE TIME activity. It is NOT a valve to be turned on and off. New talent (participant) is critical for forward movement. Discussion with potential participants does not take the place of the normal course of business and is controlled, but it is viewed as a core value in their Purpose and Visions. Staff members who view this as interference are adjusted. People who think that the castle is for “members only, all others stay away”, simply are not hired. 2) Hiring and Recruiting are the first stage in the organization’s immersion (Onboarding) program. The potential participant needs to ...
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2010.03.08

On average, Americans use 70 gallons of water, per person, per day in the home. Add another 100 gallons for outdoor activities. I know, what's the big deal right? Sure, there is water everywhere, but only a small fraction is suitable for consumption. It is for this reason that water conservation and proper disposal is key. It is not just about drinking water. It is about our household needs, recreation, food production and commerce. Also remember whatever goes down a storm drain flows directly, without treatment, into local creeks, streams, rivers and eventually the ocean, causing pollution. Please consider adopting these following tips into your lifestyle: Use environmentally friendly laundry and kitchen detergents. Review all the products you use that go down your kitchen, laundry and bathroom drains. Look for safer alternatives. Turn the water off while brushing your teeth, washing your face or shaving. Take shorter showers. Use a kitchen timer to help ...
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2010.03.08

This segment is built around a real company, real people, real hiring being done. First, the organization has a great growth track record. They are recognized for it, have trophies and plaques, articles and accolades. (As do MANY companies including my own). They are in a semi high-tech field (not software). They have a unique business model and few competitors. The main competition are also "Partners" with the organization. They are BOTH a SALES driven and service-driven organization. Sales volume in the $25 area. Goal: $100, in a few years. Any one who has been there KNOWS that they are now in the difficult part of the curve where everything the organization does will feel like a uphill climb, except sales. Sales will grow, but lurking under those wonderful figures will be balsa-wood structures and hiring foundations. The "Brand" will be stuck in last year's mirror. The top Sales Manager knows the ...
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2010.03.08

By Kendall Embrescia Ice Skating. Boots. Jackets. Bustier. Pockets. Boat covers. Tents. Prom. School supplies. Car covers. Fashion. Running. Slacks. Punk. Laundry bags. Purses. Horse tack. Baby clothes. Mail carriers. Camera cases. Hip sacks. Halloween. Seduction. Travel. Wallets. Skiing. Matrimony. Jumpsuits. A routinely used mechanism connects all of the above objects, occasions, and activities… one that links each word together in one way or another, as it equally splits them apart. And when this often overlooked device fails us or has a major malfunction, we can get caught up (literally!) in that moment, usually unable to forge ahead. Extreme force, a lot of wiggle, and even gritting teeth are techniques we use to resolve these issues. Sometimes aggressively, yes emotionally, and ultimately scaled with great passion by most measures. On the flip, when this little agent works properly, it simplifies our life and brings an abundance of leisure and convenience into ...
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2010.03.08

“America, we have a problem.” The American educational system and in turn the workplace is becoming a place where it is more important to compete for sexual attention then valedictorian or employee of the month. Walk into any high school or college in America today and you will see hundreds of girls and sometimes even boys with their belly buttons decked out in “bling” and their breasts only half covered up. Walk into any workplace that does not strictly monitor their employees attire or require them to wear uniforms and you will see the same behavior. At what point did modesty, decency, and self-respect become an option? It is now unfortunately the exception rather then the rule. Why is this a problem for employees and employers? The workplace is a place to apply and enhance your skills, training, education, and talents while earning money for your efforts. It is a place to develop both temporary ...
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