The ROI of Investing in Your Managers

February 11, 2022

Over the last few years, managers experienced unprecedented challenges. No amount of training could have prepared them for what happened. They made tremendous strides. Now, leadership is making more permanent changes, and the time is ripe to reward your managers. One of the best rewards you can give them is training. Training is something employees seek…

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Introduce Feedback Loops to Your Hybrid/Remote Manager Training

January 6, 2022

If you’re not a fan of annual performance reviews, you’re in good company. In fact, Gallup researchers found that 14% of people and only 8% of managers feel inspired by performance reviews. The problem? Annual performance reviews are delivered long after yearly goals are set and much of the work toward those goals is done.…

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Don’t Forget about Your Remote Team When You’re Hybrid

December 22, 2021

When equipping the office space, consider your entire team. Think about what equipment and resources your employees will require, provide, and/or pay for themselves. Regardless of how many days they work from home, it’s essential that their home office is set up similarly to the office. Having an ergonomically friendly desk and chair arrangement is as crucial…

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How to Optimize Your Remote Team’s Strengths

December 9, 2021

Not working in the same physical space as your colleagues can be challenging. When you aren’t with them, it’s sometimes harder to gauge their thoughts and feelings by observing physical cues. You can’t watch their interactions with others or observe their body language. You can’t feel if their knees are shaking under the table when…

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Think You Know Your Workforce? Think Again

November 24, 2021

You’ve made the decision – your staff can work from home. They can choose two days a week to work at home, and the other three days, they will be in the office. As a leader, you feel good. You’ve given your staff the flexibility you think they want, and you get people back in…

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The ROI of Going Remote

November 5, 2021

Managers are frequently asked to do more with less. Finding ways to gain a financial or talent “edge” is vital, particularly after so many felt the global pandemic’s harsh economic impacts. One of the top ways to obtain top talent and lower your bottom line is to adopt a remote workplace.  

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How to Convince Leadership That a Flexible Work Model Is Best

October 21, 2021

Some of these boards think it’s better to have staff working together in one place. Their resistance to hybrid or remote work is puzzling when countless studies show the benefits of a flexible work model.

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Why it’s Essential to Embrace an Employee-Centered Remote Work Plan

October 6, 2021

The nationwide move to a more remote-inclusive workplace stems from employees’ need for greater flexibility. The effort to balance work and life outside of work is not new. What is new: the weight employees are placing on flexibility. Today, an employer’s long-term success depends upon underestimating how highly flexibility ranks with their people.  Flexibility is Key Before…

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How to Have a Meaningful Meeting Mindset When Working Remotely

September 27, 2021

Before the pandemic, our calendars were already overloaded with meetings. The COVID hit, and our in-person and virtual meeting became ALL virtual. Staying connected is an admirable intention, but our mania for meetings has had a negative impact: an increase in virtual fatigue and a decrease in productivity. It’s time to stop the madness and…

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What Will Associations Look Like Post-Pandemic?

September 23, 2021

What will associations look like post-pandemic?  That’s the heart of what we asked hundreds of senior association leaders in the State of Association Workplaces Post-Pandemic Survey. The answers provide Association leaders the unprecedented opportunity to learn from their forced work from home (WFH) experiment. They can now intentionally carve out a future workforce structure that…

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