Ever-growing financial constraints have made the need for high-performing, competitively priced workforces an increasing priority for the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Cooperative relations between labor and management teams are a key element of workplace productivity. This course emphasizes the need to promote cooperative relations between labor and management as a problem-solving approach to organizational effectiveness. Both labor and management perspectives on the trend are included. The emphasis is on discussing practical applications to develop cooperative relationships in public service organizations. This course is appropriate for professionals at all levels who seek to improve the relationships among staff and the organization's productivity.