The office party is so last year! In 2020, we need new ways to celebrate holidays with remote employees. Socially distanced. Remote. Virtual. Masked. Separated. Whatever your work circumstances are, HR leaders and front-line managers will need to rethink and redo holiday celebrations this year. And it could be more important than ever: More than […]
If you’re planning a corporate holiday party, do it like a pro by following these proven rules for staging an unforgettable company event.
Rulebreakers have shown that thinking differently should be viewed as a positive trait – and a necessary for keeping pace with the radical change we are experiencing.
You loved them. You hired them. Now it’s time to bond with new remote hires – if only you were together. It’s not an easy task since many organizations have postponed the reopening of their offices. So those new, sought-after and anticipated employees work from home – just like most of their colleagues. While it […]
Workplace culture can be similar to the weather — everybody talks about it, but who actually does anything to change it? Guest poster Sandeep Kumar offers seven steps employers can take to improve their day-to-day working environments.
Who’s ready to get in front of a group and speak publicly again? Many leaders and employees aren’t. After all, some people aren’t used to being around others after a year in some degree of isolation. For HR leaders and front-line managers, it was likely easier to sit – possibly in pajama bottoms and slippers! […]
If it was a struggle to get people engaged in meetings before the coronavirus, it’s probably a Herculean effort to get them engaged in virtual meetings. “Most still see online as ‘less than,’” says Stephanie Scotti, a communication and presentation advisor at Professionally Speaking and the author of Talk on Water. “It doesn’t have to […]
Here are a few tools and tactics that will help you become a successful and persuasive communicator via a remote connection.
Find it difficult to collaborate with a remote team? You aren’t alone. About 40% of managers don’t feel confident in their ability to manage and collaborate with their remote team, a Harvard Business School study found. And almost 20% of employees in a Buffer study say collaborating and communicating with their fellow team members is […]
How can you maintain a company culture when it feels like the company is disconnected? It’s a challenge for HR leaders and executives around the world since the pandemic changed everything – especially how and where we work. Many leaders feel like their companies lost some identity when they dropped social and professional interactions. Some […]
As sick as we all are of hearing about the importance of “employee engagement,” it’s a concern that’s not going away. And a new report illustrates just how complicated the engagement issue really is.
Question: Like many other companies, our employees are all working remotely right now. Because of the disconnect, we started a team-building exercise where, before every meeting, we ask employees to rate their mood on a color-coded scale. A few people don’t seem to be a fan of this – should we stop doing it?
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