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Strategic Management

Achieving High-Performance Work Practices

This guide was created as an additional resource featuring links to appropriate Internet based resources specifically chosen by Catherwood Library staff to support the eCornell course: Achieving High-Performance Work Practices.

Professional Organizations

Employee Involvement Association
According to their website: "The Employee Involvement Association is a non-profit service organization composed of members from finance, commerce, industry and government, dedicated to the worth, contributions and benefits of employee suggestion systems and other employee involvement processes." Also found on the website are a number of publications, training opportunities, and a page of related links.

National Labor Management Association
The National Labor Management Association (NLMA) is a national membership organization devoted to helping management and labor work together for constructive change. This site features their newsletter "Forward Thinking" as well as An Online Guide to Forming and Operating a Labor-Management Committee.

Employee Involvement

Employee Involvement: What I Wish I Knew 20 Years Ago
This article was written by Peter Grazier of Teambuilding.com. Peter Grazier began using employee involvement concepts in 1981 to improve productivity on construction work sites. Having been significantly affected by the results of involving employees directly in work improvement, he formed Teambuilding, Inc. in 1985. This website includes a number of articles on teambuilding, as well as links to other team building sites and a discussion forum.

Team Building

How to Build a Teamwork Culture: Do the Hard Stuff
An article by Susan M. Heathfield on the "What You Need to Know About: Human Resources" website that discusses factors involved in changing the culture of your workforce to that of a team. Other articles of interest in this series are: Twelve Tips for Team Building, Twenty Dumb Things Organizations Do to Mess up Their Relationships with People and True Empowerment Wins.

Useful Resource Links

Catherwood Library
The Catherwood Library is the most comprehensive resource of its type in North America. Its collection of 200,000 books, journals, pamphlets and related materials, now complemented by extensive access to electronic resources from around the world, supports education and research in nearly every aspect of the workplace. The Library also houses the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives. Founded in 1949, the center is the most venerable archives of its kind in an academic institution.

ILR: Access
ILR: Access, a fee based service, was established in 1977 to meet the demands of individuals throughout the country and the world for access to the information and expertise available within the Catherwood Library. Services include document delivery, subject specific literature searches and bibliographies and referrals to experts.

Human Resource Exexcutive Online/Workindex.com
Web site from Cornell University and Human Resource Executive magazine. This index to other Internet resources is divided by subject area and is also searchable by keyword. Workindex is designed to provide a gateway to the best workplace-oriented web sites on the Internet. Broad range of subjects covered. Provides links to 'What's New' and lists the 'Editor's Choice' for best sites