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Companies are increasingly realizing the power of creating people-centric organizations that value the happiness of employees as much as the bottom line.,In my interviews with the leaders of hundreds of organizations, one company stands out as the epitome of a people-centric corporation: Marriott International.,With over six thousand locations and nearly $23 billion in yearly revenue, Marriott’s success with its people-centric approach is best seen in the daily commitment of its leaders in ensuring that the organization lives up to its original values.,At Marriott, balancing the needs of all stakeholders – shareholders, hotel owners, customers, and employees – has always been an integral part of an overarching strategy.,To further show its commitment to the well-being of its associates, Marriott CHRO David Rodriguez and his team created the industry’s first “holistic employee well-being program.”

Maybe a new job design for hospital administrator should start with “Disruptive CEO needed: Must have operational finesse, government awareness, daily fortitude, innovative muster, partnership advancement, strategic relevancy, patient endearment and the intrinsic motivation to blend it all together in a balancing act that not many tightrope walkers could master.”,“I truly vacillate between strategy and daily operations,” says Bruce Tassin, CEO for CHI St. Joseph Health System (known until January as KentuckyOne Health) and president of St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.,‘No two days are the same’

Commonwealth health-care leaders increasingly agree that future Kentucky hospital leaders must be entrepreneurs – a word associated with the renegade independence of innovators – and that they must keep this approach in mind while administering daily functions of core operations like patient safety, performance metric reviews, daily rounding and physician relations while also balancing new ventures, policy challenges, medical talent recruitment and strategic planning all while the speed of change zooms and flutters around them.,Beyond traditional health-care competencies, being a hospital administrator takes “an entrepreneurial mindset,” according to Mike Rust, president of the Kentucky Hospital Association.,With so many functions and systems in a hospital, motivating teams is important to the success of day-to-day operations and cost efficiencies, along with patient safety and good outcomes. read more

Private prisons would be banned from doing business in Minnesota as part of a renewed push at the Capitol to stop the for-profit prison industry from gaining a foothold in the state.,Minnesota’s only private prison, Prairie Correctional Facility, a 1,600-bed prison in Appleton, opened in the 1990s but has been dormant since losing contracts in 2010.,Winkler’s proposal has drawn the support of Department of Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell and several state prison employees.,Winkler, meanwhile, cited the recent federal sentencing overhaul, which will shorten many prison sentences and reduce prison crowding, as a signal that the state measure could attract wider support in Minnesota.,Amanda Gilchrist, a CoreCivic spokeswoman, said Tuesday that the corporation has offered to help the state address “the challenge of significant prison overcrowding” by leasing or selling the Prairie Correctional Facility, which she said would be operated by state employees.

People are complex, of course, and there are many intervening variables that impact that great human dynamic called motivation.,Many a business executive has sought to improve everything from performance to retention to creativity by primarily using extrinsic rewards or incentives.,For some jobs extrinsic motivation is as good as it gets.,While teaching at a prominent university, I was asked to deliver my course, Motivation Management, to a group of employees at a leading corporation.,He and Veronica Baard, a former managing director responsible for HR at a major international investment banking firm, head up Baard Consulting LLC, a firm in the greater Boston area, focusing on motivation, conflict reduction, and team building.

My “home” location — on North Fourth Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, next to the Whole Foods across from the Apple store — was proposed to me, by WeWork’s unusually thoughtful and candid public-relations representatives, as a particularly strong example of the company’s “community layer” at work.,She knows when the printer by the sunglasses and accessories manufacturer is going to run out, and when Ulrik, the chief executive of the Danish software-platform company that is the location’s largest tenant, is arriving on a red-eye and will require early-hours access.,It was the idea of her own office, which she selected before the space had a floor, that gave her the confidence to start a business — a common sentiment at WeWork and one I heard particularly often from women and people of color — and on move-in day, she hung up her shingle as a private C.P.A. Though she never advertised, she quickly outgrew herself; she told me that 90 percent of her customers have come through WeWork, either via hallway run-ins or through the social-networking features of its mobile app.,As of this January, WeWork has 400,000 members in 425 locations in 27 countries, at least 30 percent of whom are employees of large existing businesses.,The conviction behind the rapid growth of WeWork is that the office culture of the future is likely to be the culture of the future, full stop, and that it is WeWork’s special vocation to bring it to market.

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The fallout from the Flint water crisis will continue in 2019, with two top state officials facing trial on charges related to the lead contamination of the city’s drinking water.,Buy PhotoDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer  (Photo: Daniel Mears, The Detroit News) read more

Europe region is considered to be the most lucrative region for the growth of the global athletic footwear market.,The report, compiled by Fact.MR, provides in-depth analysis of the global athletic footwear market for the forecast period 2017-2022, and offers key insights about future market direction.,Request For Sample Report- to Fact.MR’s research report on the global athletic footwear market, the market is anticipated to reach a value of more than US$ 83 Bn by 2022 reflecting a moderate CAGR during the forecasted period of 2017-2022.,Other regions have a significant market share in the global athletic footwear market.,Key Participants Market Presence (Intensity Map) By Region

Global Athletic Footwear Market Analysis and Forecast By Product Type  read more