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Managing Workplace Conflict
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 5:09 PM
Think managing workplace conflict is an abstract HR issue? Think again. Conflict at work can led to a host of negative outcomes including lost productivity, stress, chronic health issues and the inability to concentrate. Work It Out Getting along with co-workers and clients is a crucial business skill so if conflict is brewing, make time to address the issue... Read More...
Problem Solving with the 5 Whys
Friday, July 30, 2010 1:18 PM
Anyone who has ever spent time with young children has heard the question:"Why?" over and over again. Kids are onto something: "why" is not only a classic information gathering tool, it does double duty as a problem-solving device. Consider the 5 Whys , a problem solving method developed by car-making kingpin Saikichi Toyoda of Toyota Industries... Read More...
How’s the Tunnel Coming? Tracking Long Term Projects
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:34 AM
It took 20 years for the character Andy Dufresne to tunnel his way to freedom in the Oscar winning movie The Shawshank Redemption . While most of us will never tackle a project of this scope, we all face long-term projects in the workplace. How best to track progress? There is no one size-fits-all answer. Large companies, with deep pockets and dedicated project... Read More...
Problem? Solved.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 10:21 AM
By Candie Harris Problems and workplaces go hand-in-hand. No matter the size of the company, the scope of the dilemma, problems are as inescapable in the workplace as well, work. While problems cropping up may be beyond your control, problem- solving... Read More...
Problem Solving at Work (Part II)
Thursday, May 13, 2010 9:37 AM
My last post discussed why problems arise in the workplace and how we typically deal with them when they do. In this post, we will take a closer look at the problem solving process. "Nothing gives one so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances." A mediate.com article on resolving conflict at work cites... Read More...
Problem Solving at Work (Part I)
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 9:45 AM
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them" - Albert Einstein Whatever we do for a living, we usually encounter problems in the course of our workday. Large and small, they are all around us. Yet, despite their strong presence, most of us go about the everyday business of problem solving rather unconsciously... Read More...

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