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The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees As If
They're Real People

The Last Slice of ‘Swiss Cheese': How Company Culture Saves Lives or Gets People Killed


A bit of a personal note on my latest Forbes column, if I might. I worked briefly for IBM on a loading dock. As a reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune, I covered way too many (one is too many) workplace fatalities. One of my best friends from childhood died six summers ago in a logging accident. There are few things in the field of employee research about which I feel more passionately than worker safety. This is why I wrote today’s column on the current evidence connecting morale with those sometimes split-second realizations and decisions that save a life. More than usual, I hope the piece proves useful.

There Is No Employee Engagement ‘Crisis’


There are a lot of Chicken Littles running around the employee engagement field these days. But the attitudinal sky is not falling. The latest BI WORLDWIDE study finds most people like their jobs and reciprocate what their employers do for them with good work. A little myth-busting and an explanation of real patterns is the subject of my latest Forbes column.

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