W-P-G is dedicated to improving the workplace. We believe well designed and clearly articulated workplace and labor practices can have a profoundly positive effect on the productivity and morale of any workforce. We believe workplace practices should be developed, reviewed, and revised with those goals in mind. We also believe managers should be selected and promoted in large part based upon their commitment to sustaining the desired workplace culture.
The workforce is most productive, and morale is highest, when there is symmetry between the practices an organization follows and the values it espouses. Too often, the press of responding to other priorities result in disjointed workplace practices, policies, and procedures. Gaps and conflicts arise, which increase an employer's exposure to employment practices liability claims and grievances. Worse, workplace practices piecemealed together over several years, and by a variety of authors, no longer may reflect the organization's core values. Often, an outside professional with a 360-degree perspective is needed to see the disconnect and offer better solutions.
Along the footpath to improved workplace practices, there are difficult choices amidst the usual competition between "pure" and "practical" solutions. Finding the right consultant to help you navigate the path forward depends as much upon organizational "fit" as it does upon KSA "finish."
The information below is designed to give you a candid look at how we think about our practice. We hope it sparks questions about how W-P-G can help you leverage organizational productivity through more effective workplace practices and labor relations--questions we would be delighted to answer.
Our mission is delivering exceptional consulting in service of great workplace practices.
W-P-G is the "go to" firm for challenging workplace practices consulting in the northwest.
W-P-G principals offer a unique combination of professional credentials that bring 360-degree perspective to workplace consulting and labor relations. Experience as CHRO, labor and employment lawyer, labor contract negotiator, executive search consultant, and compensation consultant provides unmatched value for expert knowledge, rigorous fact finding and carefully reasoned, practical advice. If you are responsible in any way for an organization's workplace practices, we likely have walked in your shoes and lived your most challenging assignments.
In serving our clients, you can count on us to:
Conduct ourselves with unwavering integrity;
Deliver as promised, when promised;
Treat others with respect and dignity;
Listen first, talk later; and
Float ideas, but nail implementation.
*Workplace Practices Group LLC limits its services to consulting activities. Although members of the Oregon State Bar Association, we are not engaged in the private practice of law. When outside legal representation is required, we are pleased to provide referrals to labor and employment attorneys appropriate to client circumstances.