Recipe For The Ultimate Workplace


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Recipe For The Ultimate Workplace

  1. 1. A RECIPE FOR THE ULTIMATE WORKPLACE Great chocolate chip cookies need to have the perfect balance of ingredients. If there is mismanagement in the recipe-cookies can be burnt or inedible. Workplaces are similar to cookies. An organization negligent in considering their conflict resolution process, can expect to experience turmoil, employee’s dissatisfaction, and loss of productivity. To make the cookie eating experience enjoyable each ingredient needs equal consideration. The same philosophy applies an organization; every aspect of the workplace requires consensus building with employee input, to foster a positive work environment. So how do we make the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie? Well, let’s look first at the four major ingredients. We need margarine, sugar, eggs, and flour. Without these staples there are not any cookies. In the workplace there are also four necessary ingredients. These are justice, efficiency, engagement, and resource sufficiency. We require these four components to manage workplace conflict, resulting in “workplace fairness.” Workplace Fairness Most conflict management and change management systems include obtaining data on the company’s general history and background. Workplace Fairness takes the process even further. Power relationships, demographics, office culture, internal and external laws, and subcultures undergo a microscopic examination from the employee’s perspective. Like when we cannot find the chocolate chips and take every item out of the cupboard, resulting in a thorough knowledge of said cupboard. After finding the chocolate chips, we are ready to add the final touches to the batter. With the information about the organization, we can take the steps to improve our conflict management workplace culture. This means looking how we apply justice in the workplace including how we handle problems, formally and informally. What would be better? Should we have an ombudsman, peer support, or a mediation system before going to a grievance? With efficiency, how do we focus on employee’s interests and helping them to resolve their own conflicts, and what is the cost of the system? When engaging employees, do we listen to everyone’s input, and if making changes are we willing to consider proper change management techniques. Resource sufficiency requires flexibility, the ability to educate employees about the workplace fairness system and the quick resolution of problems. “Workplace Fairness” works by humanizing the conflict resolution process of an organization, allowing employees to create in a thriving, safe company, where everyone can enjoy chocolate chip cookies.
  2. 2. Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe 1 cup of margarine 1 cup of brown sugar ½ cup of white sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon of vanilla ½ teaspoon of corn syrup 2 cups of flour 1 teaspoon of baking soda 2 cups or more of chocolate chips-it depends upon your chocolate addiction Mix margarine and sugars together till fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add vanilla and corn syrup. Beat again. Add in flour and baking soda and continue to mix. Add in chocolate chips-try not to eat any of them. Beat. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees. Enjoy.