Mutual Trust And Respect

Every organization should strive for mutual trust and respect between their employees in equal amounts, each to the other, up, down, and across the organization. This is a favorite saying of mine because it is so important to the success of the organization and to the pleasant environment in which to work. But what does…
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The Job Interview

Basic Business Cents The purpose of a job interview is to see if there is a fit between the job applicant and the open position, plain and simple. The applicant wants a job and the employer wants to fill an opening. Both parties share the responsibility to make this determination. Both parties should avoid putting…
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Making Change Happen

Basic Business Cents Leadership likes to believe it can effect change in its organization at its will but it is easier said than done. Inertia and culture can be tremendous obstacles to change. Lip service may be paid to edicts to change but the work keeps on being done the same way with the same…
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Getting The Workforce To Work Together

Basic Business Cents Nothing is as destructive to an organization as employees working at self-interests. We are taught that everyone is doing their best but that best might not be for the good of the system. They want to do the best for the organization but dissention and competition within the workforce can cause them…
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Life Balance

Basic Business Cents We are accustomed to taking inventory of our stock at work and looking at our bank balance, but do we an audit of our life, as we should? We tend to get stuck in routines and focus on the urgent activities at the moment and not what is important long term. An…
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