Platz and Associates inc.

An alternative to the typical distribution of consulting, legal and in house specialization in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, we strongly believe that every Manager is responsible for managing their "human resources". With that in mind, we provide Managers with direct access to the tools and resources they need, to effectively manage their employees and in doing so, reduce the associated risks of decision making related to employment. We are committed to developing long term working relationships with our clients.

Employment Advisory Service

Your company will always need to deal with employe

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Executive Coaching

As a former vice president of human resources,

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Policy Manuals

A common source of organizational dysfunction i

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Strategic Planning Process

The Strategic Planning Process is intended to brin

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Collective Bargaining

You may find that your collective agreement is not

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Management Development

The need for investment in human resources trainin

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Pay Equity

Pay Equity is required by law in certain jurisdict

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What Kind of Organization or Culture do you lead?

I use the terms interchangeably because culture and organization or so intertwined. They represent the whole or sum of the parts. When I refer to

the parts, I refer to the people that comprise the organization or help to shape the culture.

Culture is defined as ….” is a way of life of a group of people--the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them, and that are passed along by communication and imitation from one generation to the next.”

Organization is defined as “A social unit of people that is structured and managed to meet a need or to pursue collective goals.”

The common thread between the two is of course the people or for this exercise, the employees. The primary driver for both remains the leadership of the group. It is this leadership that has a prevalent role to dictate what employees do and how they do them. So I have reduced this discussion to five types of organizations and concurrent cultures. Perhaps you will see where you fit into the model.

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