Posts in Productivity
We’ve all been there, right? It appears to us that our workteam is spending time and money on a project that is headed nowhere...but we're not sure we should be the one to step up and say something. See why it takes honesty and courage to avoid false consensus and the "sunk cost trap."Read More »
October 30th marks National Checklist Day. Media Partners knows the power of checklists and related tools to provide fast, how-to guidance when it’s needed. As we salute the enduring value of checklists, we invite you to tap into the power of 13 of the most popular tools we’ve created to make your workday a little easier.Read More »
Accountability is about moving from saying we'll do something to actually doing it. This post reveals what can prevent us from keeping our commitments and offers specific steps for overcoming these obstacles and doing all we can to follow a task through to completion.Read More »
Media Partners is known for engaging content that leads to changed behavior. Here are 5 examples in the areas of customer service, accountability, respectful workplace, decision making and sexual harassment prevention.Read More »
Solid 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.Read More »
How do we make time at work the best it can be for employees? That’s the question that motivated a recent Media Partners’pulse survey. We asked HR, L&D, and business pros which of 8 major organizational factors they feel are most important when it comes to positively affecting the employee experience.Read More »
There's a famous saying, "If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well." The first (and possibly most important) step in getting something done right is to gain clarity on what it is you're agreeing to do.
Use the questions on this worksheet to set the stage for success.
Collaboration is a powerful tool for today’s competitive organizations. Leading L&D professionals are harnessing that power by encouraging employees to share knowledge and skills. As peer knowledge sharing grows in importance, make sure your workforce is geared to pay learning forward. This L&D Tip Sheet on Knowledge Sharing will help you get started.Read More »
“I am accountable” is a statement many people make with satisfaction, pride, and a sense of strength and accomplishment. It’s also one that many learning professionals would like to hear more often in their organizations.
This post outlines accountability's many benefits (to individuals and organizations) and presents L&D with a 4-step strategy for building accountability organization-wide.
In this age of emphasis on education in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math), research by LinkedIn, Google, Deloitte, and other organizations confirms what learning and business professionals know well: that technical capabilities are only part of the picture when it comes to business success.Read More »