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Making Your Gains Permanent

While many businesses continue to struggle during this trying time, others are experiencing a level of teamwork, engagement, and strategic ingenuity like never before. As we continue to check in with our clients more and more, we hear about the remarkable things organizations are accomplishing during the pandemic. Examples range from a healthcare provider that converted in-office visits to a virtual format in just six weeks, to a small non-profit that completely overhauled operations to continue to deliver on their mission, to an investment platform that launched a new cash product in record time. So how do you, as a leader, capture the lessons that your business is experiencing now and make them sustainable? 
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Managing Expectations: Five Ways to Ensure Co-workers Follow Through

on Jul 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM By | Laura Stack | 0 Comments | Team Building Coworkers Accountability Responsibility
“The price of greatness is responsibility.” –Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England during World War II
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Successfully Leading During Protests and Civil Unrest

on Jun 24, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Kevin Eikenberry | 0 Comments | Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership
The events of the past few days have been emotional for everyone. A glance at the news will leave you horrified, hurt, angry, sad, or one of many other emotions. I am not qualified to offer solutions to the anger, protests, and violence. Rather, I write to you as a fellow leader and someone who trains and coaches leaders. Here is what is on my heart and mind.
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Avoiding the Classic Productivity Drain: Six Alternates to Traditional Meetings

on Jun 10, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Laura Stack | 0 Comments | Productivity Meetings Time Management
We all know that traditional meetings, while necessary and useful to some extent to make decisions, can be time-wasters; in some companies, they take up most of the day. Then there are the nap-inducing slide presentations, complete with lowered lighting. Whole books have been written about the shortcomings of such meetings, so I won’t belabor them here.
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What Companies Get Wrong About Reskilling

on Jun 3, 2020 10:15:00 AM By | The ReWork Editors | 0 Comments | Workforce automation AI Future Reskilling
Thanks to the effects of AI and automation, an estimated 375 million workers may need to switch jobs by 2030. These changes will surely reshape the working world, but the outlook isn’t all doom and gloom. Companies can have some control by proactively preparing their workforces through “reskilling (learning new skills for a new position) or upskilling (learning current tasks more deeply).” Unfortunately, although business leaders and employees alike are well aware of the impending digital revolution, most executives have not yet started such preparations or are simply getting it wrong. ReWork recently chatted with Vikita Poindexter, the owner of Poindexter Consulting Group (a full-service human resource consulting firm), and asked her  to explain the crucial missteps that organizations are taking and what they should be doing to prepare their workforces for the future work scene.
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Leaders vs. Managers: What Is In Your Toolkit?

on May 27, 2020 10:15:00 AM By | Ron Thomas | 0 Comments | Leadership Management
Which one are you? Maybe you are a hybrid or a little of both with other ingredients added in for flavor.
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How HR Can Support Companies in Times of Crisis

on May 22, 2020 8:45:00 AM By | Jessica Miller-Merrell | 0 Comments | Management HR Department Coronavirus
When economic downturns, natural disasters, company reorganizations, and other challenges arise, companies depend on HR leaders to set policies, initiate support, and assist employees. During the COVID-19 pandemic, HR departments have been actively involved in their companies’ decisions (such as slowing businesses, canceling conferences, and implementing new work arrangements) to slow the spread of the disease and to adjust to statewide and local social-distancing directives. By maintaining several key focus points, HR staff can more effectively lead their companies through this crisis.
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Employer's Guide for Returning to the Workplace

on May 20, 2020 9:30:00 AM By | Davidson French and Lymari Martinez Cromwell | 0 Comments | Management Coronavirus Requirements
As the U.S. economy reopens in the coming weeks and months, employers are faced with the challenge of bringing employees back to work to a workplace that is drastically different from the one that existed just weeks ago. While states and cities will have unique requirements and conditions with which employers must comply, they intend to rely on, in large part, the constantly evolving guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Consequently, it will continue to be crucial for employers to comply with the most recent guidance from the CDC, OSHA, public health agencies, and the EEOC as they bring employees back to work and re-open businesses.
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Why Remote Work Today is a Chance to Change Your Culture

on May 14, 2020 10:18:37 AM By | Kevin Eikenberry | 0 Comments |
You are living a long-proven principle: you learn much about your team or organizational culture in times of crisis. The move to remote work may have exposed some cracks in your culture and may have highlighted some strengths, too. This new time of crisis and the remote work that goes with it is a tremendous opportunity to do more than learn about our culture, but to change it. Let’s talk about how you can create culture change during remote work.
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6 Tips For Better Communication With Remote Teams

on May 6, 2020 10:15:00 AM By | Claire Hastwell | 0 Comments | Employee Engagement Remote Team Building
How do you keep remote employees engaged? It's a question on the minds of many leaders as COVID-19 forces companies to adapt to new ways of working. While it's absolutely possible for companies to learn how to telecommute effectively, it doesn't happen automatically. Shifting from a physical shared workspace to a collection of virtual offices can challenge even the most seasoned manager.  
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