Life’s Proposals Once Presented – "Boulwarism" a Disdainful Example

“Well Dr. Caldwell, what do you think is wrong?”

“I’m not sure… I might need to do a more thorough investigation to the problem at hand.”

“Doc, can you please tell me what the nature of the problem is… ?”

“I don’t know.”

“But Doc, what do you know?”

“The one thing that I do know is… I don’t know. Do you know how many people are willing to admit they don’t know something?”

“No Doc, how many?”

“I don’t know.”

Let’s face it… Contracts, Agreements, Business Deals, Marketing, and Administration are an intricate and underrated entity in our daily transactions and lifetime enterprises. Bureaucracy tends to burn every one of the more than two-thousand nerve endings coursing throughout our bodies when they tie us up in never-ending paperwork requiring signature after signature. The daily grind of contracts and the business that accompanies it or them are not recognized as legal and binding in many circumstances requiring our undivided attention. We either forget or simply overlook the importance therein.

Contracts, agreements, and other legal documentation truly rule our very existence. Boulwarism is one such entity in the mix of tormenting yet practical responsibilities.

The title was named after one ‘Lemuel R. Boulware,’ no relation to this author of course. He was the ‘Vice-President of General Electric back in the nineteen-sixties. Mr. Boulware created the so-called “Good-Faith Contract” for agreements between labor unions and management. The contract demands from management and Lemuel Boulware insisted upon active participation in deliberation with the intention to find a basis for an agreement, a sincere effort to reach a common ground, and binding agreements on mutually acceptable terms.

Boulware negotiated a “take it or leave it” bargaining technique for that company in the late 1940’s. Using this technique, a company presents a comprehensive contract proposal which, in its opinion, has included all that is necessary or warranted. The implementation of this technique allows a company to present a comprehensive contract proposal which, in its opinion, has included all that is necessary or warranted in a negotiation.

Such a form of negotiation eliminates, according to the company’s argument, any need to compromise in the employer’s mind. Such a proposal is presented at the outset with the understanding that nothing is being held back for later trading, and employees are notified it is a final offer. This places the employer in the untenable position of not being able to negotiate. The NLRB declared an attitude of ‘Boulwarism’ a violation of the duty to bargain. It noted that while the formality of bargaining is followed, no illegal or non-mandatory subjects are insisted upon, and a clear intent to enter into an agreement is exhibited, there exists no serious intent to adjust differences and to reach a common ground.

Such a proposal is presented at the outset of a negotiation with the understanding that nothing is being held back for later trading, and employees are notified it is a final offer. This form of negotiation eliminates any need to compromise in the employer’s mind.

Remember the ‘Taft-Hartley Act?’ This particular type of contract and negotiation is detailed within the folds of a new book on the market. Contracts, Business Law, Real Estate, and other business techniques involving the PC, Software, Hardware, and a few inside secrets for the newly learned, novice, high school and collegiate students, and the business or techie pro. The book goes into detail about contracts, agreements, technology, and business. It is highly recommended for anyone who participates in the varied field of everyday transactions.

The ‘One Thing I Know Is’ how to understand, comprehend, and translate the relationship between business and technology as it presents itself and you will too with the aid of this reference learning and teaching material. It’s available online and wherever books, information, and data are found. Do you need to know a thing or two concerning legal and real estate terminology? This is the book you can find them in… I like to keep a copy handy. It’s kept atop my reading and writing desk, close at hand, for that quick reference and answer when needed. It’s also a very good read as well. Get yours and enjoy.

When a program or a computer is not operating the way that it is supposed to, we take steps to correct them… we want it fixed. When a person is sick or not behaving the way that one should, we call a doctor or a particular professional to make things right again, right? Well a patch is what IT pros (and non-pros) use to make corrections to the program or computer. They fix the things that are wrong in the program or the computer. Many would rely on a computer geek to get their PC’s up and running. That’s one of the reasons that IT personnel rely on updates to offset the possibility of glitches or malfunctions. In the case of the Matrix movie, “Neo” can be described as the patch, the thing or program that is sent to make things right. One could also interpret the Neo program as the ultimate program or an upgrade. What would the purpose of the all-seeing, all knowing Oracle represent? Can it be viewed as an “All Mighty Being?”

The cloud as we know it; a metaphor for the Internet based upon how the Internet is depicted in computer network diagrams; is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided. SaaS (Service as a Software) over the Internet, as I’ve mentioned in previous postings, is the driving force.

It definitely takes new tactics and skill sets in order to acquire a position in the new world of IT, Communications, and Analytics. Sentiment Analysis is gauging the mood of Social Networks and is being incorporated by companies monitoring Community-Driven Websites.

The jobs creation claims it’s logical for Microsoft to point to the cloud providers. Tech vendors plan to double its’ workforce this year. They’re saying cloud and mobile applications are giving birth to millions of U. S. jobs.

That perplexing boast causes me to wonder; if that’s the case, why is the national unemployment rate at record highs? The United States Unemployment numbers read between eight and ten percent. These numbers are devastating to the U. S. economical system.

Business Intelligence (BI) and Information Technology (IT) virtually, methodically, and basically go arm-in-arm. Students who are majoring in business, i.e., administration, management, marketing, accounting, etc., will find that BI and IT have morphed into one entity. One does not do without the other.

What’s the title? Oh Yes, it’s called ‘The One Thing I Know is… ‘

Til Next Time…