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When companies handle problems effectively, they can end up with higher customer engagement than before the problems occurred.

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by Jonathan Rothwell

Globalization has become a scapegoat for rising inequality and weak economic performance, but the evidence for this is weaker than commonly believed.

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Company-wide mission statements often don't resonate in manufacturing plants. But a local mission does.

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Big Gallup findings include why great managers are so rare --- and why employee satisfaction doesn't matter, among others.

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Gallup has uncovered seven unusual, innovative, and proven tactics to create productive and profitable working environments. You're not likely to find these ideas elsewhere.

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Average levels of employee engagement aren't good enough for this company, as one New Jersey plant discovered. Here's how a fast-moving manager changed the plant's culture in less than a year.

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Organizations going through change should involve their employees as much as possible in the process. Employee surveys are essential to hearing people's feedback, as one company has learned.

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All conversations with employees are valuable, says Douglas Conant, a seasoned CEO, most recently of Campbell Soup Company. Every face-to-face interaction can promote a company's strategy and goals and increase a leader's impact.

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As baby boomers age, managing older workers has become an issue, just as leading younger employees was in the 1990s. But when it comes to engagement with their jobs, it may not be the oldest nor the youngest who are most at risk.

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In his effort to turn around a wounded yet iconic brand, Campbell Soup CEO Douglas Conant had to assuage Wall Street's impatience, push an unpopular program through a resistant workforce, and tackle other daunting challenges. Here's how he turned problems into successes.

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Early last decade, Campbell Soup was struggling. Its stock price was down, and the company wasn't meeting earnings expectations. That's when CEO Douglas Conant stepped in. Here's how he turned around an iconic brand -- first by winning the trust of his employees.

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Visionary CEO Ray Anderson, who proudly boasts the moniker "radical industrialist," says it's imperative that we save the environment -- but business, not government, must take the lead. In this interview, Anderson explains how other companies can do what his business has done.

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At age 60, visionary CEO Ray Anderson, author of Confessions of a Radical Industrialist, decided to move his company toward environmental sustainability. He's proving that it's possible to do well -- very well -- by doing good. In this interview, he tells how.

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Salespeople in the field have the same need to emotionally attach to their workplace as other workers do, and the best companies know how to engage them regardless of how difficult it might be. Hindustan Unilever Limited in India is one of those companies.

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Does the strengths approach work with manufacturing employees? This is a question strengths experts hear often from senior executives, and the assumption is that blue-collar workers aren't interested in sharing who they are. Sam's story proves that wrong.