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The Inevitable Clarification of Written Communication

You know the phrase, “The best laid plans….”? No matter how slowly and carefully we communicate in the flat medium of the written word, misunderstanding and confusion is inevitable. Rather than being frustrated, angry, responding, EXPECT it. For example, as an instructor, I follow instructional design principles and I do my best to communicate clearly.  …

What Kind of Animal is Your Manager?

Donkeys and Badgers and Sheep.. OH MY!! Check out our new, interactive quiz entitled What Kind of Animal is Your Manager!! Source: What Kind of Animal is Your Manager?

Get out and Vote, America!

On Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th. Attend meetings virtually from your mobile device! Stop racing between your office & the polls.

Employee Engagement Part 2 – What Kind of Manager Are You? 6 Practices

As we promised in our last blog, in Part 2 we will discuss 6 tools to increase manager engagement with their teams. Source: relational

AccountingDepartment.com Earns Stevie Award for Employer of the Year

Source: AccountingDepartment.com Earns Stevie Award for Employer of the Year Company wins award, they say, because they succeed at connecting people while being 100% virtual.

Why Vulnerability is Necessary for Innovation

There is no question that the language of innovation and creativity has become ubiquitous in organizational life. However, we are often confounded by much of the thought leadership that circulates around innovation and creativity, primarily because it so distant from the day-to-day reality we see on the ground. In our interventions, we appreciate the importance …

Reimagining the Context of Work: The Purpose of Transformation | WHITNEY VOSBURGH | Pulse | LinkedIn

Thought leader and colleague, Dr. Charlie Grantham is provoking us with truth and “so what” reasoning. Source: Reimagining the Context of Work: The Purpose of Transformation | WHITNEY VOSBURGH | Pulse | LinkedIn

Virtual Employee Engagement – Little Changes that get Big Results, Part I

Virtual work is growing exponentially in the workforce but employee engagement is at an all time low. Employee engagement impacts bottom line performance in 9 ways. Source: Virtual Employee Engagement – Little Changes that get Big Results, Part I

Three Key Lessons for Building a Culture-First Company from Didier Elzinga — Culture Amp Insights

Sharing a power post with 3 power tips from Culture Amp CEO Didier Elzinga. Quick power read. (And the link to a podcast interview gets practical and real). The third Culture x Design was held in Melbourne on July 20, 2016. The first keynote speaker was Culture Amp CEO and co-founder Didier Elzinga. He discussed …

Trust is the Operating System

Trust is a crucial factor for team cohesiveness. Without trust, people won’t voice their opinions, questions & ideas. Learn about your own trust behaviors, check out our new, free trust assessment at the SMART Workplace. Read the full How To Packed post! Source: Trust is the Operating System