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B2B Employers and Employees Benefit from Making Friends at Work

B2B Employers and Employees Benefit from Making Friends at Work
But Do Asynchronous Communication Trends Prevent Friendships? To forge even a casual friendship, it takes a minimum of 50 hours of meaningful conversations and catching up with each other, as reported in a recent study.  A best friend takes 200+ hours, while a more basic friend takes an average of 90 hours. Working Americans spend... Read more »

Mature and Resourceful Gen Z is Already Making the World a Better Place

Mature and Resourceful Gen Z is Already Making the World a Better Place
At the start of fall semester about four years ago, Dr. Corey Seemiller was introducing her syllabus to a freshman class at Wright State University. This fresh crop of first-year college students represented the oldest members of Gen Z. Dr. Seemiller told the class they would be required to volunteer for community service, and she... Read more »

How to Attract Financially-Savvy Gen Z to Your Workforce

How to Attract Financially-Savvy Gen Z to Your Workforce
Gen Z, who are currently about 8-22 years old, are the future of our workforce. Very soon, if not already, employers will be seeking to hire the cream of the older part of this crop. One effective recruitment tool could be adding student loan repayment assistance as a benefit. A new study by IonTuition of... Read more »
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How Millennials Changed My Management Style

How Millennials Changed My Management Style
Efficiency with effectiveness is considered a cardinal virtue of the workplace. But to achieve optimum results and productivity from my teams of Millennial colleagues, I’ve had to eschew “efficient” management styles that were preferred by older generations. In consulting assignments for the Cambridge Group and Insight to Action, my teams conduct large, multi-faceted projects. A... Read more »

Your Home’s Changing Role as a Workplace and Income Source

Your Home’s Changing Role as a Workplace and Income Source
How 32 Million Americans ‘Working at Home’ is Changing Our Lives and Living Spaces Remote working is a significant trend in the US workplace, and it’s changing not only the way we work but the way we live, as well.  In new construction and renovations alike, making home offices that are more functional and appealing... Read more »

Motorola Mobility: A Workplace Designed for Collaboration

Motorola Mobility: A Workplace Designed for Collaboration
The Continuing Influence of Millennial Workplace Sensibilities Recently, I enjoyed visiting Motorola Mobility’s space in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.  The expansive, 600,000 square-foot space is carefully designed to encourage collaboration among work teams and to stimulate creativity.  Motorola Mobility, the established mobile-device brand recently acquired by Lenovo, has moved 2,400 employees into the new facility. Steve... Read more »
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5 Tips for Building Virtual and In-Person Teams

5 Tips for Building Virtual and In-Person Teams
From Brain Walking to Speed Storylines, All on a 360-Degree Camera Strategy development is inherently challenging and engaging. Most strategists would agree that working with a cross-functional team engaged in diverse thinking pays dividends. Recently, my firm Insight to Action was challenged to work with a large, cross-functional strategy team with two new twists: The... Read more »

The New Year’s Networking Resolutions That Will Advance Women’s Careers

The New Year’s Networking Resolutions That Will Advance Women’s Careers
Women are social by nature, and it’s one of our strengths we can bring to the workplace. But a recent comment from a friend gave me a wake-up call: “Women don’t pay enough attention to the social aspect of career advancement.” How can that be? Most women have a high capacity for social engagement in... Read more »

Women Who ‘Lean In’ Often Face Leadership Roadblocks

Women Who ‘Lean In’ Often Face Leadership Roadblocks
It’s a growing refrain that women aren’t climbing the leadership ladder because they’re not leaning in or lack confidence. In reality, however, the major career obstacle is senior managers and boards who choose not to promote them and exclude them from the leadership dialogue. The May 2014 Atlantic cover story “The Confidence Gap” argues that... Read more »
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LinkedIn: The Recruiting Transformation

LinkedIn: The Recruiting Transformation
LinkedIn has transformed the way recruiters work. As recently as 10 years ago, LinkedIn wasn’t a player in job placements, but it is now a strong recruiting tool for most looking to fill positions—especially executive and corporate recruiters. Candidates who understand the platform’s role have a decided advantage. To learn more about this transformation, I... Read more »
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