Category: Collaboration

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How to Collaborate with Cross-Functional Teams in the Workplace

A cross-functional team can bring together people and departments that are as different as parts of a body. Accounting is inward-facing, whereas marketing is outward-facing; R&D is focused on change, whereas legal...

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Enterprise Teamwork: What It Is and How It Works

Understanding the Team Environment Like any dynamic system, a team operates within a broader and bigger system: the “environment.” Teams are an organic component of this system and play a role within...

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Company Culture: 4 Ways to Improve the Employee Experience

Millennials and Gen Z workers have become the majority in many companies and professions, outnumbering Generation X's smaller cohort and the fast-retiring Baby Boomer workforce. Employees from previous generations primarily desired good...

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Technology Trends for Leaders in 2019

How is new technology affecting the way we manage others? This is a question that you and other thought leaders in your business need to address now more than ever. Although many...

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What is Microlearning and Why Care About It?

Humpback whales are “filter feeders,” collecting their prey by swimming forward with their mouths wide open. Although they do eat and require larger prey such as sardines, anchovies, salmon, haddock, and other...

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Middle Managers: 3 Reasons Why They Can Unlock Business Success

The Linchpin of a Business Have you ever seen or heard of a linchpin? A linchpin is defined as something that holds the various elements of a complex structure together. For example,...

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Your Frontline is Your Foundation for Success

Any successful construction project begins with a properly designed and prepared foundation. Whether it is a home, a high-rise, a bridge, or a by-way, if the foundation is improperly prepared and constructed...

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Best Practices for Successful Management of Distributed Teams

Remote offices are no longer a surprise nowadays, especially in the IT industry. Some companies allow their employees to work from the “home office”. For example, according to the American Time Use...

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The Requirements and Importance of Strong Leadership

The Requirements of Strong Leadership Today’s competitive business environment requires talented, multifaceted leaders at every level of the organization. Team leaders must be able to apply broad vision, introduce change, energize the...

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Virtual Teams: 7 Apps to Better Manage and Inspire Them

As the leader of a virtual team, you know firsthand just how challenging it can be to keep your staff motivated and inspired. You have probably had to overcome many challenges to...

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