So Is Employee Involvement and Quality of Work Life Really All That New? – The N.O. Nelson and Leclaire Story

Imagine, for a moment, your progressive business vision. Does it have profit sharing? Does labor management collaboration exist? Does it support and assist associates in securing affordable, high quality housing? Is there participatory management? Are employees encouraged to tinker and invent? Does the firm provide and support continuous adult learning? Does it provide high quality child care, primary and secondary education? Are on-site recreation and … [ Read more ]

Why Change Efforts Fail

The landscape of organizational life suggests change has become a way of life. Change has also changed. Change is continuous and discontinuous. Change is accelerating. This article presents a number of change failure themes. Their avoidance may serve to prevent an organization’s change process from ending up in the “change effort graveyard.”