OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Overland Resource Group, a leader in helping joint labor and management transform adversarial relationships into more collaborative and productive ones, launched a six-part blog series “Collaboration and Employee Engagement; Ideas Whose Time Have Come, Again!”
Co-authors Robert Hughes, Overland’s founder and president, and Nick Bizony, long-time member of Overland’s consulting consortium, draw on their extensive experience and historical insights for this brief overview of U.S. workforce engagement.
“Labor-management collaboration, while not always the smoothest or quickest path, is definitely well tested and proven as both effective and sustainable,” said Hughes. “Discord and conflict get the most attention, so we think it’s important to provide balance with fuller context and facts. Since the earliest beginnings of labor-management collaboration in the 1970s, there have been many successes. This continues today, as shown in our annual ‘Best & Worst of Labor-Management Relations’ list. The evidence is clear that working collaboratively works. Rather than reinventing the wheel every labor contract cycle, we advocate that the working relationships should be reinvented. There is precedence and help is available.”
Overland Resource Group Blog Series Calendar:
Collaboration and Employee Engagement;
Ideas Whose Time Have Come, Again!
May 7: Economic and workplace discord of the 1970s set the stage for change.
May 8: The National Quality of Worklife Center (NQWL) forms as the earliest working together structure.
May 13: Early NQWL experiments at major U.S. employers succeed.
May 20: Working together adopted as a “new normal” for the workplace.
May 27: The current state of employee engagement in America.
June 3: A compelling business case for a future in which industry leaders and labor unions work collaboratively for benefit of all stakeholders.
About Overland Resource Group
For more than 30 years, Overland Resource Group has been helping joint labor and management clients transform adversarial relationships into collaborative ones, enabling them to drive and sustain operational and work life improvements. Based in Overland Park, Kansas, the firm’s clients have included The Boeing Company and the United Auto Workers; Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and the United Steel Workers; the Federal Aviation Administration, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists union; and many others.
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