By Clint Rainey August 16, 2022 Everybody’s curious: What exactly is Flow, Adam Neumann’s new rental-housing startup that’s apparently snagged the largest check ever written by Silicon Valley VC firm Andreessen Horowitz? The reason for the curiosity is that, so far, Neumann and a16z aren’t saying much, beyond vague gestures at concocting some kind … Continue reading Adam Neumann thinks we want ‘community-driven’ living, but how has that worked out in the past?
Isaac Dumet September 24, 2021 Despite investing heavily in digital solutions at the start of the pandemic, many business leaders are seeing productivity losses within their organizations. With economies around the world re-opening, they are now looking at the future shape of their workforces. The downward productivity trend after initial gains at the start of … Continue reading How Poor Communication Strategies Widened the Corporate Productivity Gap
Megan Couch April 15, 2021 Staff scale-downs are never a comfortable conversation to broach. But they are a necessary evil. According to a joint study by the University of Wisconsin and the University of South Carolina, companies see a 1% increase in leads following a workplace reduction yet experience a 31% increase in the number … Continue reading 3 Communication Strategies to Use During Workforce Reductions
Robert Logemann — May 5, 2020 If a team member falls short or doesn’t complete their work on time, who is at fault? The immediate, even obvious, answer is the underperforming employee. If they were told what to do and by when, they are responsible for executing their assigned tasks — and are at fault … Continue reading Setting Expectations? Make the Conversation Two-Way
Laura Spawn — September 30, 2019 Follow @virtualvocation Effective communication is important within any organization, but it is especially crucial for companies with geographically dispersed teams. The unique communication challenges that virtual teams face are obvious?: no quick check-ins during the workday or face-to-face meetings to facilitate team building. Communication for virtual teams takes more … Continue reading 7 Executive Tips for Improving Communication within a Remote Company
Denise Broady — August 23, 2019 Follow @dvubroady — August 23, 2019 Managing a multi-generational workforce can be hard. What’s the best way to support generational needs to attract, retain, and engage employees. Today’s labor market is the most diverse ever, with companies hiring more hourly workers than ever before. Add to the mix that … Continue reading Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Kara Perez — July 15, 2019 — July 15, 2019 jarmoluk / Pixabay Synergize. Hustle. Authentic. Brand building. There are a lot of buzzwords that have their time in the sun in your work vocabulary. That’s all well and good, as many of them come with a learning curve for entrepreneurs, and offer us a … Continue reading One Word to Eliminate From Your Work Vocabulary
Meg Manke — April 30, 2019 Follow @meg_manke — April 30, 2019 Politics. I mean the ones in the office. The ones that create eye rolls and backbiting. Not to be confused with government politics which consists of…eye rolling and backbiting. Ok, anyhow – you get the point. The real mystery about office politics is … Continue reading How to Avoid Communication Disaster: 4 Proven Tips for Success
Sarah Deane — November 29, 2018 Follow @effectUX — November 29, 2018 rawpixel / Pixabay With current U.S. unemployment numbers as low as 1969 rates––3.7%, according to September 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics––it’s a timely opportunity to evaluate the importance of good management in staff retention. Good management plays an integral role … Continue reading Why Management-Supported, Transparent Communication Enhances Employee Experience
Rick Lepsinger — October 29, 2018 Follow @onpoint_llc — October 29, 2018 Nonverbal cues are an important part of effective communication. While an increasing amount of interaction in the business world is taking place in a virtual context, understanding the importance of nonverbal gestures and behaviors is still critical. Collectively, they make up a vital … Continue reading How The Best Leaders Master Nonverbal Communication