The coronavirus pandemic has brought a lot of new work challenges, and a major one is communicating while wearing a mask. People can still hear voices through the masks, but they’re missing out on key facial expressions that help convey sincerity and tone. Nonverbal communication is incredibly important to get points across, and right now, […]
Leadership & Strategy
During the COVID-19 pandemic, you have had to do more with less. Your budget may have been cut and you need to figure out how to get a big bang for your buck on your Training & Development (T&D) efforts. PowerPoint presentations delivered via Zoom are wearing you out and might be putting your team […]
Zoom gloom? Teams troubles? Skype snags? Video conferencing can be more frustrating than it is productive. Businesses hold more than 11 million video conferences each day in the U.S. It’s critical HR leaders and managers get them right because poorly executed video conferences cost companies $34 billion in lost time and wasted technology, according to […]
After several months of working from home now, most of us are pros at virtual communication and setting up video calls. You’ve probably even found the best spot in your home to have Zoom meetings and perfected your body language. But here’s one thing you may not have thought of: your voice. Sounding strong You […]
Communication skills are most critical — and most valuable — when navigating big changes. And right now, there are a lot of major changes happening, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Don’t wait Here are four strategies to rally the troops and get them to embrace your HR initiatives: 1. Get ready for friction. As you […]
While developing a diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiative might already be part of your company policies, it’s now front and center for many firms. This is due to recent news events that have sparked a conversation on racial injustice. Developing a diversity plan What makes for an effective D&I plan? Here’s how an employer can […]
It’s not just new policies and practices that need to be conceived and implemented, but also new philosophies and personnel considerations.
With companies slowly starting to reopen their doors, many business owners aren’t sure what to expect. How long will it take for sales to return to normal? Will remote work become a permanent measure? The fact of the matter is, most businesses won’t be able to return to work as normal, and leaders will have […]
To keep your workplace resilient, it’s important to elevate your approach to employee communication by focusing on all the good things happening across your business.