Workplace

Podcast: TrueConnect means no more payday loans

October 6, 2017 Published by

Phil DeVol and Doug Farry Our topic today is predatory lending and what to do about it. Those of us who have learned directly from people in poverty and those who are struggling to get by and Getting Ahead investigators know that predatory lending practices are a poverty trap. Those…

Power in the workplace: One of the reasons employee conflict occurs

August 28, 2017 Published by

“The measure of a man is what he does with power.” –Plato Ever worked for someone you didn’t like, but you respected their position? I have. (Also, don’t raise your hand or give away any nonverbals if they are sitting right beside you as you read this!) Obviously, we understood…

Tick tock, the dang time clock!

August 9, 2017 Published by

Do you have employees who have a hard time getting to work on time? Do you have employees who shrug it off when you approach them about being tardy…again? Are you ready to pull your hair out? When employees live in daily stability and have enough resources for today and…

Call for nominations: Honoring Bridges Community Award

June 8, 2017 Published by

The second annual Honoring Bridges Community Award committee is taking nominations! The selected site will be announced at the 2017 Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The selected community will receive $1,000 in free products from aha! Process and will be featured on the aha! Process website and…

Webinar podcast: Workplace stability with Ruth Weirich

May 5, 2017 Published by

I took the core constructs from Bridges Out of Poverty and reframed them for the business sector. So really what we’re doing with this is discussing how instability is a form of diversity based on economic class and what a business can do to get higher retention and productivity from…

Why should my community have aha! Process certified trainers?

March 6, 2017 Published by

As communities begin to gain a deeper understanding of the Bridges model, I am often asked why they would have people become certified in any or all of the sectors. My answer is that having certified trainers is a way to throw open the doors in your community to share the…

Motivation starts with developing relationships of mutual respect

February 17, 2017 Published by

By now many of us have read the Gallup survey that shows how actively disengaged employees cost the United States an estimated $500 billion a year in lost productivity. The Dale Carnegie Training and MSW Research also discovered through a survey of 1,500 employees that there are three key drivers…