In praise of team-building flexibility

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When building teams, it’s easy to be drawn to brilliant minds. But skill alone can’t make up for this key trait: flexibility.

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How to manage up with PI’s Relationship Guide

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Managing up can be a delicate balancing act. Here’s how you can use PI to create healthy two-way communication with your manager.

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The best virtual HR conferences of 2021

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Looking to elevate your talent strategy and company culture? Gain next-level insights by attending these HR conferences in 2021.

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4 tips to integrate remote teams

CEOs say this is their No. 1 challenge heading into 2021.

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Remote work is complex—you don’t need nuanced behavioral data to understand that. But when you start to apply behavioral learnings, and think about how a virtual workplace might affect your people differently, you can begin to unpack the challenge.

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How to manage with well-being in mind

6 min read

You may have heard that we’re dealing with “unprecedented times.” And while that’s become a bit of a cliché, for those navigating full-time remote work for the first time, this truly is uncharted territory.

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How to maintain team-building momentum and trust with remote teams

6 min read

Much like the current economic recovery, remote work sentiment during COVID-19 has taken on something of a “W” shape.  Many organizations have navigated peaks and valleys since leaving their offices indefinitely in March. Some have returned in partial capacity; others have continued to work primarily from home, and many have redrawn their policies altogether. One…

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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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5 goals for managers to prioritize

7 min read

When you establish specific goals at both the organizational and team levels, you instill accountability and purpose in your direct reports.

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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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Back to the office: Keys for safely returning people to the unknown

7 min read

If you’re tasked with coordinating, communicating, or deciding on any aspects of a return-to-office plan this year, we feel for you. Simply put, it’s an unenviable position to be in. Social distancing mandates vary from state to state, sometimes even town to town, and different businesses require different levels of in-person interaction to function efficiently….

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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 keys to an efficient daily standup agenda

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The daily standup meeting has taken on new significance in the socially distanced workplace. On some days, it’s the only human interaction remote team members get.  More extraverted employees may find themselves chomping at the bit when these discussions start. They’re eager to share what they have going on, but that eagerness needs to be…

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The merits of no-meeting blocks when leading remote teams

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No-meeting blocks are a great way to foster better remote work habits. Here are three reasons to consider implementing them within your organization.

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