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Your Onboarding Program: 7 Ways To Get It Right

It’s not surprising that many employees feel lost when starting a new job. It’s perfectly understandable to feel that way when adjusting to a new workplace, new coworkers, new norms — everything new! A thoughtful onboarding program is the key to helping employees through this transitional period as quickly and painlessly as possible. Whether you’re…

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When (and How) to Take Time-Out For Team Building

The research is clear: creating a strong team culture is good for business. Engaged teams are proven to increase profits and boost productivity — and the most successful companies do this by establishing and nurturing high-performing, high-trust teams. But when (and how) do they do it? High-performing teams don’t form overnight. Team building takes time.…

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Four Questions to Ask Yourself if You’re Considering a Move to Rating-less Performance Management

In recent years, the traditional approach to performance management—including practices like ratings and forced rankings popularized in the 1980’s—have come under fire. The reasons for this backlash are understandable. Rating and ranking employees favors competition over collaboration and rigid measurement of individual accountability over growth and development. According to a recent Gallup State of American…

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Generational Learning Differences: Myth or Truth?

As the millennial generation has poured into the workplace, it’s become a hot topic among company and HR leaders alike about how to motivate, engage, develop, and retain the different generations in the workforce. But is the difference real or perceived? Exploring Generational Learning Differences I was recently asked to present on a webinar panel…

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Diversity in the Workplace Promotes Tangible Value

It’s long been known that in the natural world, systems need “requisite variety” in order to thrive.  Homogeneity, while comfortable, leads to stasis and vulnerability. Variety, however, strengthens ecosystems, making them more agile, adaptable, and sustainable.  The same is true in our organizations — diversity in the workplace strengthens the human ecosystem, too. But, the…