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How to Bring Teams Together in Remote Work Environments

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Remote, cross-functional, and co-located teams come with pitfalls, such as lack of contact and demanding challenges from family stresses. Winning strategies include establishing strong team relationships, and developing gameplans to hold your remote workers accountable. The goal is to develop strong trust, establish clear structures, and manage social relationships — not to mention, observe for specific behaviours.  Here are three …

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Jun 23 2020

How to Coach Strong Performances in Remote Work Environments

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Facing the challenge of the COVID-19 crisis is essential for leaders managing their remote workers from a social distance. This includes common challenges such as declines in job performance and lack of voluntary engagement[1] due to social isolation and home distractions. One best practice is to not wait until the team morale is low – …

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Jun 17 2020

How to Set Expectations for Teams in Remote Work Environments

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Operating in the new normal of COVID-19 requires embracing remote work for your team. There are endless obstacles to overcome, such as isolation factors, interruptions and distractions — not to mention, accessibility to technology for disabled workers. One way to address this challenge is to take a strategic approach to meet worker requirements and still …

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Jun 15 2020

Constructive Tension: The Cornerstone to Creativity

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Some teams try to avoid conflict and tension in the belief that it contributes to negativity in the workplace.  While this is certainly a possibility for a poorly managed team, conflict is an important and valuable aspect to the creative process because it raises diverse views, which can lead to otherwise unexplored ideas and processes. …

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Jun 10 2020

How to Share the Value of Accountability in Remote Work Environments

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As the COVID-19 crisis shifts a radical departure from traditional office environments, it also opens many opportunities for embracing a culture of accountability for your remote work teams. A culture of accountability comes with many advantages. It can encourage trust, motivate high standards, and establish credibility for leaders. The freelancer, the copywriter, the founder — …

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Jun 08 2020

Radical Transparency and its impact on our teams

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Radical transparency in the business world is the theory that everyone who works at a particular company should be fully honest about all matters from the top leadership to entry-level new hires [i]. It effectively means that everyone in the organization knows almost everything about the company both internally and externally.  Company transparency has been around …

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Jun 04 2020

The Human Factor in the Workplace of the Future.

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Integrating artificial intelligence (AI) continues to be an increasingly necessary workplace improvement to help organizations become more competitive. Automating mundane tasks streamlines business functions to improve delivery, increase quality and reduce costs, and while routine processes are ideal for AI, in a newly reimagined workforce, human contributions are equally important. Far from eliminating human workers, …

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May 26 2020

The Value of Playbooks Based on Scenario-Based Learning

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Providing a quality product or service requires the coordination and balance of hundreds of discrete, interrelated steps. An error or oversight at any point in the process can contribute to a domino effect that ultimately could have disastrous outcomes. To avoid this, organizations can benefit from scenario-based learning that provides team members’ with hand’s on …

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May 26 2020

Up your work game with accountability!

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May 21 2020

Three Ways to Increase Productivity in the HR Industry

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The recent COVID-19 pandemic has changed the modern landscape of the Human Resources (HR) industry. A recent survey found that 88 per cent1 of organizations have encouraged or required employees to work from home, regardless of whether or not they showed coronavirus-related symptoms. More than ever, HR managers are called upon to install more than an …

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May 21 2020

Creating Safe Teams – and what does that mean?

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In today’s workplace, employees often are hired for their unique skills and experience. While this hyper-focused knowledge helps create a competitive edge, it also creates demand for teams where multiple individuals can bring together their specific skill sets to strategize and respond to more complex, organizational goals.[1] To do this successfully requires more than simply …

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May 11 2020

Creating Accountability in Task Management

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Some leaders believe that accountability is intrinsic, with some employees going above and beyond every time, on every task, while others do the bare minimum of work to stay under the radar. Creating an environment designed for accountability, where all employees proudly take ownership of their tasks and outcomes can significantly improve performance at the …

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May 08 2020