ASQ - Team and Workplace Excellence Forum

Online Edition - January 2001


Surviving in The New Economy: From virtual workplaces to technology overload, this special feature takes an in-depth look at the changing demands of our workplaces and world.
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  In This Issue...

Celebrating the Power of People
Tricks of the Trade—Unique Tranining Ideas
Views For A Change
Pageturners: Flawless Consulting Fieldbook

 One From Column B —
I Will Survive

Peter Block explains why the new economy is just an economy, and why our relationships and our senses promise survival .

  Surviving In The New   Economy:

Working In A Virtual World
Defining The New Economy
Penny Sanchez-Burruss and Barry Johnson Ph,D

The 24/7 Work Invasion
Info, Info, Everywhere!
Brief Cases
Tips: It's About Time and Finding Time

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Celebrating The Power of People
Susan L. Taylor Helps Us Find Meaning in All That We Are and All That We Do

  If you're sitting at your desk pondering your next move, angry at your boss, trying to relate to your coworkers or employees, or searching for meaning in the madness: Stop. Relax. Breathe and keep reading. Susan L. Taylor, publication director of ESSENCE magazine, has some insights to share with you that just might help.
  Taylor's message strikes a chord with all who listen. Her monthly editorial, In The Spirit, is one of the most popular features of ESSENCE magazine, and her books "Lessons in Living" and "In the Spirit" are bestsellers.
  Taylor has guided ESSENCE through phenomenal growth over the past 30 years, making it the largest and most highly regarded magazine for African-American women in the world. Her efforts have been recognized with numerous honors and a monthly readership of more than 7 million, one-third of whom are men.

Special Feature: Surviving In The New Economy

Working In A Virtual World
Using Digital Project Management Software Keeps Virtual Teams Connected

-- "California, here I come" might well have been the rallying cry for thousands of individuals looking for a booming economy, great weather and a bright future. But the rallying cry soon became a nightmarish scream for local governments as they tried to meet the demands of a burgeoning citizenry. In particular, they struggled to balance the needs for housing and associated services with the need to keep the area scenic and attractive.

The 24/7 Work Invasion
The Creeping Act is Over: The Work Place Has Launched an All-Out Attack on Our Personal Lives

   Telecommuting, flex time, virtual office-each of these phrases is currently being tossed around in the workplace, in articles and on the Internet. No longer trapped behind their desks, workers are connecting to the office from home, libraries and even parks.
  Technological advances have changed the demands of work. The result? Long hours and blurred boundaries between work and home. Now, although the workweek has exploded from 40 to 50, 60 or more hours, we can choose where we perform some of that work. Is the choice worth the sacrifice of leisure time? Read on for several different perspectives.

Info, Info, Everywhere!
An Avalanche of Information Keeps Us Constantly Connected

   We all have people in our lives that we just don't understand. And we've all had those moments when we wished we could crawl into that person's mind and ask, "What are you thinking?"
Lowell Jay Arthur, a practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, deciphers some of the mysteries of the human mind through his Motivation Profile. These five "metaprograms" distinguish different motivation styles, making it easier to understand why people do what they do. Read on to get a closer look into how your colleagues make decisions.

 Brief Cases

The Trouble with Telecommuting

The new economy has altered the way we work, how we work and even where we work.

Not on the Net

More than two-thirds of low-income homes do not use the Internet, while 22 percent of high-income households are online.

Mind Your

E-business has been moving full speed ahead, but companies are having a hard time keeping up.

The Really Early Midlife Crisis

As the new economy goes through a reality check, so are the hoards of 20- and 30-somethings who have experienced endless success during this time.


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