Central Oregon job openings are for low-wage work

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Monday, November 04, 2013

A recently released Oregon Employment Department study highlighted gaps between job opening in Central Oregon and the rest of the state.

 

Oregon child care costs lead the nation

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Oregon is the least affordable state for average child care costs, with care for an infant representing more than 18% of the median income for a married couple.

 

Local businesses weigh impact of 'Wild' filming

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Ashland businesses are weighing the economic impact on downtown after scenes were shot for the movie "Wild."

 

Oregon State Library gets overhaul

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The Oregon Legislature approved the Oregon State Library's budget for just one year, pending a new plan on how to become more efficient.

 

Oregon high court weighing immunization

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Oregon's Supreme Court is deciding whether the state can immunize children against their parents' wishes.

 

WiFi revamped at Trail Blazers games

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The Moda Center's revamped WiFi capability debuted to a rocky start.

 

Nonprofit helps Ashland homeowners upgrade

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The nonprofit Clean Energy Works helps homeowners improve their energy-guzzling homes.

 
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There’s a fascinating article in the December issue of the Harvard Business Review about a profound power shift taking place in business and society. It’s a long read, but the gist revolves around the tension between “old power” and “new power” as a driver of transformation. Here’s an excerpt:

Old power works like a currency. It is held by few. Once gained, it is jealously guarded, and the powerful have a substantial store of it to spend. It is closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven. It downloads, and it captures.

New power operates differently, like a current. It is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It uploads, and it distributes. Like water or electricity, it’s most forceful when it surges. The goal with new power is not to hoard it but to channel it.

The authors, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans, don’t necessarily favor one form of power over another but merely outline how power is transitioning, and how companies can take advantage of these changes to strengthen their positions in the marketplace. 

Our Powerbook issue might be viewed as a case study in the new-power transition. This annual book of lists provides information on leading businesses, nonprofits and universities in the state. Most of the featured companies are entrenched power players now pursuing more flexible and less hierarchical approaches to doing business. Law firms, for example, are adopting new technologies and fee structures to make legal services more accessible and affordable.

This month we also take a look at a controversial new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring public companies to disclose the median pay of workers, as well as the ratio between CEO and median-worker pay. 

Part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law, the rule will compel public companies to be more open about employee compensation, with the assumption that greater transparency will improve corporate performance and, perhaps, help address one of the major challenges of our time: income inequality.

New power is not only about strategy and tactics, the Harvard Business Review authors say. “The ultimate questions are ethical. The big question is whether new power can genuinely serve the common good and confront society’s most intractable problems.”

That sounds like a call to arms. Or a New Year’s resolution. Old power or new, the goals are the same: to be a force for positive change in the world. Happy 2015!

— Linda


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