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Murphy: Dispersed teams can be effective

By   /  Friday, July 5th, 2019  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Murphy: Dispersed teams can be effective

By Susan Murphy Visit any workplace today and you will likely encounter teams of employees who work from various locations and seldom, if ever, meet face-to-face. In some industries, the vast majority of workers report always or frequently working in dispersed teams. Especially in Southern California, where commute times and costs are considerable, the appeal Read More →

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CFOs recognize value of diversity, inclusion

By   /  Friday, June 30th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on CFOs recognize value of diversity, inclusion

By Mark Riley Many middle market companies are considering ways to create a diverse and inclusive environment.  But their employees aren’t the only ones to benefit. Companies are seeing the advantages of embracing the different ages, ethnicities, genders and education levels of their employees to create an inclusive, creative and collaborative workplace. Those currently entering Read More →

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Navigating social media at work tricky for workers, bosses

By   /  Friday, June 23rd, 2017  /  Latest news, Law, Technology  /  Comments Off on Navigating social media at work tricky for workers, bosses

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Women deserving of more respect in the workplace

By   /  Friday, June 16th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Women deserving of more respect in the workplace

By Ritch Eich In April, the Pacific Coast Business Times featured an article that focused on why women don’t attain more leadership positions. While I agree wholeheartedly with most everything in the article, as someone who has spent a lifetime working with, and for, strong women, I want to provide another perspective. Robert Mueller, a Read More →

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Managing needs of four-generation workforce challenging

By   /  Friday, May 5th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Managing needs of four-generation workforce challenging

By Mark Riley A seismic shift is underway in today’s workplace. Two massive generations — the Baby Boomers and the millennials — with two very different sets of needs and expectations are testing the abilities of even the most adroit human resources department. This is true along the Central Coast, the rest of California and Read More →

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Political correctness in college has no place in the workplace

By   /  Friday, September 23rd, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Steven Mintz Imagine you have recently graduated from college and have begun your work career at a company that values diversity. One challenge may be to transition from a college environment that was less tolerant of views that might offend one group or another to a workplace where diversity of thought is valued. Political Read More →

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Workplace stress: use it or lose it

By   /  Friday, January 1st, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Workplace stress: use it or lose it

Workplace stress is a very individual phenomenon. It can kill through hypertension and mismanaged emotions. On the other hand, it can be a very valuable tool for leaders at every level to use to motivate their folks. Let’s take a look at the phenomenon of stress. Unmanaged stress is likely the single most important and Read More →

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