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Liz Reyer: Getting a joint venture to mesh as one team

Q: I'm co-leader of a joint venture team formed for a special project with staff from two different companies. The expectation is that we will behave as employees of the new project, not our respective home firms. The problem is that whenever stress or challenges come up, people gravitate strongly toward their original co-workers. How can we get people to pull together more fully?

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Drastic pension cuts spark protest in KC

The crumbling Central States Pension Plan says it is going to cut members' pension checks, many by half or more. These Teamster retirees protested the planned cuts Wednesday in Kansas City. (Video by Mark Davis The Kansas City Star Nov. 19, 2015)

Drastic pension cuts spark protest in KC

The crumbling Central States Pension Plan says it is going to cut members' pension checks, many by half or more. These Teamster retirees protested the planned cuts Wednesday in Kansas City. (Video by Mark Davis The Kansas City Star Nov. 19, 2015)