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Andy is a content writer and editor at PI. He's an unashamed map geek, hoops enthusiast, and Goldfish cracker aficionado.

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Why upskilling is a team goal, too

5 min read

Many of us are just casually familiar with the concept of “upskilling.” You’ve run across it on LinkedIn, or heard it mentioned in a webinar. It feels a little like a buzzword—a term with more style than substance. But here’s the thing: Upskilling is vital to highly functioning, cohesive teams. Developing new skills because you’re…

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4 simple tips for being a better manager

6 min read

Great managers are constantly performing a high-wire act. They balance their people’s needs with a wide range of critical duties, often playing psychologist, strategist, and quality control specialist all at once.  These managers are always striving for team cohesion. They’re also focusing on broader company goals and adhering to the stated mission—all of which becomes…

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How to build trust with employees

6 min read

Team cohesion is pivotal as your organization navigates the next phase of this crisis. But you can’t achieve cohesion without trust.

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How to maintain company culture when working remote

6 min read

Indefinite remote work has forced many companies to ask: How do we maintain our culture?

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How to nail the virtual onboarding process

6 min read

Does your virtual onboarding process feel like a crapshoot? Here are some ways to improve the process and make your new hires feel welcome.

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Running effective remote team meetings without causing burnout

8 min read

If you’re like many companies, you’re past the remote work honeymoon phase. Video conferencing is no longer foreign, nor is it a fun novelty at this point. You’ve figured out where the mute button is and how many cats your coworker owns. You still need people on the same page, but like a parent wielding…

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6 short virtual icebreakers designed to keep teams engaged

6 min read

Like them, love them or leave them, virtual icebreakers are a staple of our current remote work world. Online meetings are vital to remote team building and communication. But to keep people engaged, we need to avoid approaching them like drones or military sergeants.  Especially if you’re running regular stand-ups or check-ins, you need to…

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4 digital transformations driven by the downturn

7 min read

We know the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the national and world economies into a deep recession. Social distancing’s impact on consumer activity, unemployment, and the virtual workplace has been well-documented. But there’s another side to COVID’s economic effects. Resilient companies and entire industries have adjusted out of sheer necessity. In trying to get lean, many…

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Leadership

Building the house: How to instill DEI culture from the ground up

9 min read

If you’re like a lot of organizations, you’ve been having pivotal conversations about your culture. You’re self-assessing, asking tough questions like: Are we inclusive? Does our business support and promote a diverse range of perspectives? Are we part of the problem, or the solution? If your business is making an honest effort to tackle heavy…

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Leading confidently through crisis: insights from Alyssa Dver

8 min read

There’s no doubt confidence is a coveted attribute, especially for leaders and managers. However, it’s rarely clear what it is or how it’s obtained.  Neurologically and definitionally, confidence is actually a decision anyone can proactively make in a given situation. We just don’t always realize that, and few people are trained in how to do…

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COVID-19 Silver Linings

25 silver linings found amidst the crisis

11 min read

We reached out to some of our friends and colleagues with a simple question: What’s one silver lining that’s come out of the COVID-19 pandemic? 

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3 steps to resolve workplace conflict efficiently

6 min read

We’ve all seen it. Two co-workers, like cars skidding toward a low-speed collision, are increasingly at odds with each other. Disagreements and miscommunications pile up, and the next thing you know they can barely speak to each other, let alone work well together. Workplace conflict isn’t just a headache for managers and team members. It…

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Embracing the virtual workforce transition as a competitive advantage

8 min read

Every major crisis in modern American history has forced dramatic societal change, and COVID-19 is no different.  World Wars prompted overdue progress on the suffrage front, while 9/11 led us to reconfigure homeland security and the way we travel. The coronavirus pandemic and accompanying social distancing measures are forcing countries, states, and cities everywhere to…

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The behavioral mistake leaders make in crisis

6 min read

In any time of heightened pressure, our instinct is to revert to our most natural behaviors.

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Is your employee engagement in a recession too?

4 min read

The reality is your employees are scared and stressed right now. Here’s how you can protect employee engagement and productivity.

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