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Gear Talk With Chuck

Creativity Makes Us Human

[starbox] The final quarter of my performance review system measures the creativity a person brings to their job. Some might argue that many jobs don’t require creativity; they just involve

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Attitude is Important, Too

[starbox] I don’t know many people who enjoy working with crabby co-workers. Attitude is a key element in team chemistry, so my evaluation system allocates a full 25% of the

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E is for Effort

[starbox] The second step in my performance evaluation procedure looks at the effort a team member puts into his or her job. From our first day of sports training we

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Productivity

[starbox] If the work isn’t getting done, every job on the team is at risk. This is why my evaluation system starts by looking at productivity vs. goals. Each of

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Uncomfortable, but Necessary

[starbox] I seldom dreaded report card day while in school, but found the annual review process in the workplace to be uncomfortable but necessary. In school the report cards started

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A Day We Can Never Forget

[starbox] Yesterday marked a day 13 years ago on which the world changed for all of us. Time forever more to be marked as “before” those terrible events and “after”

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Have You Been to the Circus Yet?

[starbox] As mentioned before in this space, the bi-annual International Machine Tool Show (IMTS) is back in Chicago (September 8 – 3th). I’ll be in the Gear Technology booth (N-7214;

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A New Season; A Fresh Start

[starbox] September has traditionally been a time of new beginnings. We were programmed for this from our first days in school and, like salmon imprinted for a particular spawning spot,

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Shared Responsibilities

[starbox] Coming off the Labor Day weekend, I had time to reflect on what the holiday means beyond marking the end of summer, retiring (for the nattier among us) the