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COVID-19 Strategies: Maximizing Remote Meetings

COVID-19 Strategies: Maximizing Remote Meetings

As companies and teams get used to social distancing and working from home, we must all continue to execute our responsibilities, one part of which means having productive meetings with our coworkers, suppliers, clients, and others. To maximize these virtual meetings, you need to adapt. But you’d...

COVID-19 Strategies: Ways for Managers to Virtually Improve Connection

COVID-19 Strategies: Ways for Managers to Virtually Improve Connection

As we shift to this temporary “new normal” of reduced travel, social distancing, and working from home, we are at risk of feeling disconnected from our coworkers. Not only can this cause a decrease in engagement, but it can also reduce job satisfaction, limit productivity, and create a divide...

COVID-19 Strategies: Social Distancing Doesn’t Mean Emotional Isolation

COVID-19 Strategies: Social Distancing Doesn’t Mean Emotional Isolation

I’ve seen countless articles in recent days about the importance of social distancing, and the research that supports it is astounding. As a reaction, the professional world has pivoted quickly to allow remote-working options and virtual access to meetings and events. Work-from-home tips and tricks...

Why Should I Implement Change Management Using Prosci?

Why Should I Implement Change Management Using Prosci?

Objectives are unmet and milestones missed. The speed of adoption slows and projects start going over budget. Your utilization lowers and reworks are required. Employees become fatigued; your project fails to deliver. Morale decline and projects are abandoned. Your customers are impacted and...

Design Thinking is Not Democratic

Design Thinking is Not Democratic

Design Thinking is not democratic. Well, at least it shouldn’t be. If you don’t know what Design Thinking is, my previous statement probably didn’t make any sense. Don’t worry. If you’ll stick with me, I’ll explain what it is before I explain why it shouldn’t be democratic.

Using Design Thinking in Business

Using Design Thinking in Business

Design Thinking has become a well-known approach for solving problems—used now in an array of industries and businesses—but it can mean a lot of different things in different contexts and to different people. The set of activities underpinning Design Thinking have traditionally been used for...

Understanding and Meeting Customer Needs

Understanding and Meeting Customer Needs

Clayton Christensen, the business guru and Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, notes that of the 30,000 new products launched each year for consumers approximately 95% of them end up failing. That’s a high rate of failure by any measure. While nobody...