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Getting Results...For the Hands-On Manager back issues
Guiding principles for managing a flexible workplace.
October 1, 1997... Flexible work arrangements, say Barney Olmsted and Suzanne Smith in their book Managing in a Flexible Workplace, are "tools. Whether employed separately or in combination, their purpose is to assist managers to: * "Help each employee achieve his or her full potential. * "Allocate...
October 1, 1997... Don't let the gizmos get to you. In the future that is now, we trundle off to workplaces where we find a bevy of technological marvels - FAX machines, voice mail, e-mail, Web sites, and so on - awaiting our commands. Their creators told us that these machines - their brainchildren - would...
Is Big Brother watching? Maybe.(electronic employee surveillance)
October 1, 1997... Next time you call an old college friend from work, you better ask yourself whether your boss cares about that time you and your friend double-dated during finals week. It's quite possible that your conversation is being monitored. In fact, nearly two thirds of companies surveyed by AMA...
Meet the new OSHA.(Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
November 1, 1997... Inspectors will be looking for evidence that you're following the spirit of OSHA's direction. In May 1995 President Clinton announced the birth of a "new" Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This updated OSHA, the Administration insisted, would be a more human organization,...
Intellectual property: yours or your employer's?
November 1, 1997... A golf club manufacturer surely would fire an employee who walks out of the plant at the end of the day with a club under his coat. Although the employee may have made the club on the assembly line, it belongs to the company because the company paid the employee to make it. But what...