In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, our work environments, and the ways we interact with one another in them, have changed, likely forever. Before COVID-19, only 20% of Americans were working from home full or part time; today, it’s over 70%. A recent survey from Gartner suggests this trend isn’t going anywhere, even as […]
The shift to remote work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that more people than ever before are working from home offices. Depending on whom you ask, this is a blessing, a curse, or some mixture of both.
For the past few years, team member engagement has started to become one of the most telling statistics about a company. While it looks different in each organization and the definition might change per team leader, there is no debate about the importance of it in the ever-changing modern workplace.
As COVID-19 forces companies to hastily adopt remote work policies to achieve business continuity, it’s proving to be a pivotal moment for Human Resources professionals, who are being asked to rise to a whole new set of challenges.
Big-picture digital transformation takes a back seat when organizations are overwhelmed with the digital tools themselves. With their plates full of productivity and collaboration tools, apps, and other software, leaders can often struggle to organize and may lose sight of the bigger picture or overall goals for their digital transformation efforts. The result is inefficient […]
Initiating a big new project can be exciting for the person or team running the show. But it can also be a daunting task, and too often, projects with a lot of potential get derailed and are set up for failure from the very beginning.
The term “teambuilding” often elicits groans and eye rolls from employees. Many workers see them as unwelcome interruptions in already packed workdays, thinking that these feel-good activities have little value and serve no real purpose.
Even if you’ve never been anywhere near a Hollywood studio, you can imagine that it takes hundreds of people to put together a movie—all with differing talents, each with expertise in their respective field. Different actors and directors (and all of the hundreds of other roles that come together to make a movie happen) come […]
by Dan Oswald It’s October, which means it’s time for the baseball playoffs. Usually at this time of year, I watch with casual interest as the best teams in the game eliminate one another until the World Series champion is crowned. But not this year. This year, my beloved Chicago Cubs are in the playoffs. […]
by Dan Oswald In a recent conversation with an organizational psychologist, I was asked, “What are the top three things you look for in the members of your management team?” That’s a big and important question. Yet I was able to answer it quickly and easily: “Trustworthiness, compatibility, and talent.” The next sentence I uttered […]