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(Video Clip) Extra Effort Deserves Recognition

PC2_recognitionAs this 1-minute clip depicts, managers who fail to acknowledge extra work and dedication can leave good employees feeling undervalued.

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How Healthy is Your Organization? Check the 4 Vital Signs

successful leadersHas your organization taken the time for a check-up lately? An organizational-health check-up?  Organizational health exams can highlight current problems and proactively identify where slight adjustments or more significant changes are needed.

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Get Out, Get Safe, Get Toughâ„¢ -- the New Language of Workplace Violence Survival

GRAWV_Jim TitleAcross the U.S., 1 in 4 HR professionals reported an incident of workplace violence in their organizations during the past year.  This article explains that organizations can help employees feel safer on the job by providing training on how to respond to workplace violence.

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How Filters (like "The Guest Filter") Improve Workplace Communication

Filters and CommunicationAs the workforce continues to grow and diversify—spanning different ages, backgrounds, values, and communication styles—the potential for conflict, divisiveness, and alienation of others increases. The ability to use "filters" is one way to maintain a respectful, inclusive workplace.

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Communication in the Workplace

5 Easy_synopsisSolid communication is the foundation of success within an organization. It holds teams together, keeps projects on track, and positively impacts individual performance. When communication is good, mistakes are minimized and outcomes are maximized. Here are 5 ways to foster effective communication.

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Collaboration Opportunity or Collaboration No-Go? (Checklist)

5-questions-goalsStudies have shown that while collaboration can be a boon to organizational success too much collaboration has the potential to overwhelm to key personnel. Use this tool to identify which projects are appropriate for a collaborative approach and which are not

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(Infographic) Leading Organizational Change - The Dos and Don'ts

Leading Org Change Infograph_thumb2-smSuccessful change management starts with leadership. Employees look to leaders in times of transition. That means the way leaders introduce and manage change impacts employee performance and the overall success of the initiative. This infographic features 5 things leaders do to derail change followed by the top 5 things leaders to to drive successful change.

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Managers Who Develop Talent Elevate the Employee Experience

Managers Who Develop-blog_2Managers are your organization’s most critical link with employees. HR, talent development and business professionals rank effective managers, and workers’ relationships with them, to be the top organizational lever for positively impacting the employee experience. This post examines the significant part talent development plays in creating positive employee experiences.

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What Are Your Unconscious Biases? A Quick Test

Unconscious Bias Test Clip_blog_smallIn an effort to build inclusive and collaborative work environments, it’s important for everyone to be aware of their inherent biases. This one-minute clip can provide helpful insights.

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Media Partners Research Finds 5 Key Influences on Employee Experience

Host_3 Key Infl blog_2How do we make that time the best it can be for employees? That’s the question that motivated Media Partners’ most recent pulse survey. We asked the HR, L&D, and business pros we serve which of eight major organizational factors they feel are most important when it comes to positively affecting the employee experience. 

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