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The [Tuesday] Papers

"In a survey of 500 leaders of large corporations in seven countries, three-quarters reported the existence of change fatigue in their organizations, and 39 percent said it is highly prevalent - but perceptions varied depending on where respondents perched on the food chain," the Tribune reports.

"The further away leaders are from the effects of change, the more blind they are to it and ill-prepared to mitigate the fallout, said Tyler Durham, partner and president of Ketchum Change, a unit of global communications firm Ketchum that specializes in change management consulting."

This is about CPS, isn't it?

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"Change fatigue happens when employees are so battered by change that they can no longer handle it productively. Burned out or apathetic, 'they foot-drag, ignore or destructively oppose change because they know they won't be able to adjust to today's change before tomorrow's is making new demands on them,' says the report. Or they quit."

Yup. CPS.

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"The most common impediment to effectively managing change is failure to gather input and ideas from employees across the business, according to the report, which was called the Liquid Change Study."

You mean the most effective way to manage change isn't to have Rahm Emanuel come up with ideas all by himself - or with the help of his kitchen cabinet of hedge funders - and then use brute force to implement them?

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"Companies in the iceberg, or solid, state don't change fast enough and are so cautious about managing risk that they risk becoming obsolete."

Now you're talking about newspapers.

"Gaseous state organizations are 'constantly moving rapidly toward the shiny penny,' but employees don't feel that they have a confident, grounded strategy."

Also newspapers.

"The goal, he said, is to become a liquid state employer, which 'behaves more like a graceful river,' maintaining a strong common core of beliefs, strategy and vision as it moves toward new opportunity."

This might sound like management consulting gobbledygook, but I believe in it.

I actually have a favorite management consultant, W. Edwards Deming, who used to say "The worker is not the problem. The problem is at the top! Management!"

Rauner's Illinois
"Today, the Fiscal Policy Center at Voices for Illinois Children was joined by advocates from a broad range of human and state services to release a new report called Lack of Budget Is Dismantling Critical State Services, highlighting the profound impact of the state's ongoing fiscal crisis on a wide range of critical services, from child care to environmental protection and prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome," the advocacy group says.

"The report also provides a snapshot of the level of state funding required to close the current funding gap, and the increasingly destructive human costs of the budget impasse . . .

"For example, due to the budget impasse and the lack of revenue, the following state services are being dismantled:

  • No state funding leaves 91% of domestic violence services unfunded, causing service providers to lay off staff or reduce staff hours, putting 75,000 survivors of domestic violence at risk statewide - 20,000 in Cook County alone.
  • No state funding has left Illinois' only Sudden Infant Death Syndrome prevention provider with only one staff member, making it impossible to provide low-cost, portable cribs to families who can't otherwise afford them, and leaving hundreds of families vulnerable to accidental infant deaths.
  • No state funding means sixteen Teen REACH afterschool programs have already closed, leading to more than 1,500 youth losing access to high-quality tutoring and academic support, connections to mentors, and safe, structured environments. An additional 572 students are at immediate risk of losing their Teen REACH afterschool programs. Without state funding, all 15,000 students at 122 sites across the state risk permanently losing afterschool programs that keep them on track to graduate and safe from violence.
  • No state funding means that the state conservation police officer force has been reduced by 1/3, leaving Illinois' hunting, fishing and wildlife laws in danger of going unenforced, and ending vital soil conservation programs that prevent health hazards for infants stemming from pollutants in waterways.

All being held hostage to Gov. Bruce Rauner's demand that the state enact reforms such as lessening employers' responsibility to workers injured on the job.

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