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Measuring Productivity? Conduct a Feasibility Study
March 1, 1996... Many companies have fallen into the mistaken belief that more advanced computers will make their employees more productive. It's not enough to have state-of-the-art computer equipment and comprehensive training programs, however. Research finds that productivity often suffers more because of...
Conducting a Needs Assessment for Your Work Group
March 1, 1996... Before you design a training program, you have to determine the needs it will be expected to meet. A needs assessment, or needs analysis, will help you decide. It helps you identify workplace issues and decide whether training would be an effective way to deal with them. Needs assessment is...
And So to Work ... One Manager's Chronicle of Office Life
March 1, 1996... Monday, 9:15 A.M. I really hope that Fred and Irma will let me finish my coffee and write out these thoughts in peace before one or the other barges in. For a week now they've been fighting with each other, and now the staff is starting to take sides. And why? Because their birthdays fall on the...
Handling the Grieving Worker
March 1, 1996... It's difficult enough for close friends and relatives to deal with a grieving individual. How should co-workers, managers, and employees deal with it? And what happens when a fellow employee dies? We hear about the horrific deaths caused by workplace violence - the disgruntled worker who wreaks...
Business-Casual: New Clothing Trend or Oxymoron?
March 1, 1996... If you're over 30 and commute to work by train or bus, here's a psychological test you can conduct during rush hour. Come to the station wearing a sweater, jeans, and sneakers, and carry a knapsack. Watch the reaction of all the men and women in business suits. Here are people who probably see...