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Vexed by Virtual?

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Virtual teams—once a novelty—have become a standard feature of today’s workplace. According to Remote.co, a forecast of employment trends by the World Economic Forum called flexible work, including virtual teams, “one of the biggest drivers of transformation” in the workplace, while a Gallup poll found that 37 percent of respondents have already worked virtually. And virtual work makes tremendous sense in terms of cost savings, productivity improvements and the ability to engage the best talent literally anywhere in the world. But, despite its popularity, many organizations and the leaders responsible for the teams continue to struggle with countless challenges. How about you? Which of …

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Listening 2.0: Making a Splash with Employees

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I’ve opened a few recent workshops using electronic polling applications. (If you’re not familiar with the technology, it might be worth a look.) I asked a few questions to establish a base of understanding and interest, and using their cell phones, participants texted their answers. The responses were aggregated and displayed in real time; I then used the data to drive the rest of the session. The groups loved this approach and insisted it be incorporated into future workshops. I have to admit, the technology is pretty cool — but the groups’ positive reactions struck me as disproportionate to the …

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Confluent, Convergent Communication

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I love it when things flow together. Ingredients in a recipe. People on a team. Colors on a canvas.  Activity streams on a project plan. There’s something magical about different personalities, flavors, events, qualities blending together to create something new – a sum that is greater than and very distinct from its parts. So, you can imagine my fascination with what continues to transpire around how information gets communicated. The past decade has been an era of confluent, convergent communication. Education and entertainment have in many ways merged into innovative new ways to help people learn. The line between information …

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The Future of Feedback

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Meaningful information about how people perform and behave, the strengths they demonstrate, and the opportunities they have to improve … it’s the currency of development. The boss who points out how effectively you dealt with a demanding project The colleague who debriefs after a call with a challenging client about how to be more successful in the future The employee who lets you know how you can better support her efforts It’s all information that can be mined and used by those who are hungry for feedback. But, what used to be a strictly human act is increasingly being delegated …

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