Immobile Americans

Immobile Americans

The U.S. worker is a nomadic creature, always ready to move on to greener pastures in today's rootless society, right? Wrong. The truth is that today's...
Guilds, Free Agents and the Hollywood Model

Guilds, Free Agents and the Hollywood Model

If you'd like a sneak preview of what might be the future of work, then stay tuned to the current labor dramas in Hollywood. This week has been marked...
Fuel to the Childcare Debate

Fuel to the Childcare Debate

You could almost hear a collective groan among U.S. working parents last week. That's when the media began reporting about new research showing that...
The Future of Phased Retirement

The Future of Phased Retirement

In the U.S., employers and politicians are showing a growing interest in the concept of "phased retirement," wherein older employees reduce their work...
Measuring Globalization

Measuring Globalization

Once a concept becomes critical to business, it's only a matter of time before someone tries to measure it. Now, globalization's time has come,...
New Options for Resolving Work Disputes

New Options for Resolving Work Disputes

The landscape for resolving U.S. employment disputes seems to be changing quickly these days. A recent Supreme Court decision suggests that...
Dazzling U.S. Productivity Trends

Dazzling U.S. Productivity Trends

Tired of rotten U.S. economic news? Then try dwelling on the terrific productivity trends that have emerged over the last five years. But beware...
Merit Pay Raises

Merit Pay Raises

Administering merit increases may be a traditional HR duty, but that doesn't make it simple to do in today's high-performance organizations. There are...
Converging on the Future

Converging on the Future

These are confusing times. The boundaries between things keep slipping. Connections grow denser and events converge. In fact, we could call it "co...
Why Is Change So Painful?

Why Is Change So Painful?

Change pushes people's buttons. People may intellectually grasp that workplace changes are inevitable and perhaps even worthwhile, but that doesn't...