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Posts in Productivity

How Did We Get Here?

How Did We Get Here_thumb revWe’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."

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Celebrate National Checklist Day - National WHAT?

National Checklist Day_thumbOctober 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.

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5 Steps to Becoming a Reliable Person

Accountability-Concept_thumbAccountability 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.

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Results You Can See: Behavior Changes Associated with Top Media Partners Films

how was you day - blind auditionMedia 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.

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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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Media Partners Research Finds 5 Key Influences on Employee Experience

Host_3 Key Infl blog_2How 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. 

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Task Management Tool: 6 Questions to Ask Before You Start a Task

task small thumbThere'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.

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Are Your Employees Paying Learning Forward?

When the Coach is You

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.

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Build a Culture of Accountability: A 4-Step Strategy for L&D

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“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.

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The Sad State of Soft Skills and How L&D Can Fix It

soft skills thumbIn 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.

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