May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Strategies: Working from Home with High School and College-Aged Kids

I’m confident that by now those of you working virtually have read many tips on how to successfully work from home. There is one area that deserves further discussion, which is how to share your workday with your kids (and vice versa). This is the first time that many people will work from home, not to mention work from home with kids in the house. It is important to recognize that this situation is highly unusual for them as well.

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May 19, 2020

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 be surprised how easy that can be.

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May 19, 2020

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 between managers and employees.

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May 19, 2020

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 are being shared, and virtual strategies to prevent a disruption to our daily work lives are being deployed left and right.

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May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Strategies: 4 Tips for Productive Virtual Meetings

To slow the spread of Covid-19, more and more businesses are taking precautions and setting up the right environment to make a successful move to working online. But what happens when teams who are used to working together now suddenly are forced to meet virtually? From unclear direction to background noise, there are ample opportunities for meetings to go off track and productivity to plummet.

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May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Strategies: 5 Ways to Set Up a Successful Work-from-Home Environment

Dog barking. Spouse asking about dinner. Kids running around. Blender whirring. Doorbell ringing. Cat walking across keyboard. TV playing.

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February 11, 2020

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 employees leave. A legacy of failed change is left.

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April 2, 2019

Why Can’t We Get Anything Done? 5 Simple Strategies to Help Bridge the Strategy-Execution Gap

It is a challenge as old as companies have been in existence: too many priorities and not enough time or people to execute them. And now, more than any time in history, companies either thrive and evolve or quickly fall behind. Companies typically do not struggle with generating ideas to move their company ahead. Instead, they struggle with creating a strategy to effectively focus their resources and execute on those ideas.

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July 5, 2019

Agile or Waterfall? Both! Matching the Right Type of Development Framework to Your Critical Initiative

Most people choose their wardrobe based on the season. In colder months, it would be inadequate to go outside in shorts or a tank top, and uncomfortable to wear an overcoat in warmer weather. Similarly, the array of projects in a company’s portfolio are often as different as the seasons, and so it is usually appropriate to choose more than one approach within a portfolio. In recent decades, companies have developed and implemented many approaches for delivering work, resulting in a plethora of frameworks and methodologies. But like the seasons, each project requires the right wardrobe to satisfy its unique circumstances.

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