What Do You Think of Your Boss?

In January of this year, we conducted a survey to determine people’s thoughts, attitudes, and feelings toward their bosses. Those who subscribed to our free monthly “Fresh Milk” newsletter were invited to take the survey. That particular issue was received by about 3,700 subscribers, and ...

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The Beatings Will Stop When Everything is Rated a 10

Take a trip, make a major purchase, dine out, open a bank account, or just go to work, and the odds are good that you will soon be asked to complete some form of satisfaction survey. It seems that we’re practically being surveyed to death these days. Okay, maybe not “to death”, but you know... ...

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Part 2 of 2: Unhappy Workers: Why it matters, and how to fix it

In a post on January 13, we wrote about the epidemic of worker dissatisfaction in the US, as reported in a Conference Board study. In that post, we offered some initial thoughts on why workers are so unhappy these days, why it matters, and what to do about it. The first two reasons we gave... ...

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Unhappy Workers. Why it matters, and How to fix it (Part 1 of 2)

Job satisfaction is on a steady decline in the U.S., according to a report released last week by the Conference Board, a non-profit global business research organization. If these numbers don’t grab business leaders by the throat and compel them to take action, we don’t know what will. On top ...

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Stimulate This!

Well, now that the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been signed into law, the heavy lifting begins, amidst the hoopla and controversy over who has the most “shovel ready” projects worthy of public financing. In that vein there was an excellent piece (Smart Roads, Smart ...

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