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The Big Book of HR, Revised and Updated Edition by Cornelia Gamlem, Barbara Mitchell

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Employee and Labor Relations

Two prime ministers are sitting in a room discussing affairs of state when a man bursts in, shouting and banging his fist on the desk. The resident prime minister admonishes him: “Peter, kindly remember Rule Number 6,” whereupon Peter is instantly restored to complete calm, apologizes, and withdraws. After the scene is repeated, the visiting prime minister asks his host if he would share the secret of Rule Number 6. The host replies: “Very simple. Don’t take yourself seriously.” “And what are the other rules?” asks the visitor. “There aren’t any,” replies the host.1

The cornerstone of employee relations is not about rules. It is about an organizational culture that treats people fairly, professionally, and respectfully. ...

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