Tag: Workplace

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 »

Making Cross-Functional Teams Work: Going on a Customer Safari with an Agile Team

Making Cross-Functional Teams Work: Going on a Customer Safari with an Agile Team
Agile is the popular software development methodology that is making its way into business team circles. Safari is the proven positioning and new product qualitative optimization process developed by the Cambridge Group. Although developed by very different professionals, the two methodologies share many similar elements and goals, especially the primacy of cross-functional teams to the... 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 »
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For This LA Office, Panera Bread Doesn’t Deliver

For This LA Office, Panera Bread Doesn’t Deliver
Panera Bread Catering lunch boxes have always been one of my favorite options for a working lunch in the office. Over the years, I’ve personally enjoyed getting the sandwich, side dish and cookie, with the quality bread and ingredient combinations that go beyond the basics. To me, the quality food experience helps set the tone... Read more »

Millennials Say AT&T’s Hold Music Actually Helps Them Look Forward to Conference Calls

Millennials Say AT&T’s Hold Music Actually Helps Them Look Forward to Conference Calls
Smiling and a positive outlook can help with your stamina and performance, according to neuroscience research. If you are like me, you’ve probably spent a fair amount of time dialing into conference calls and waiting for other participants and/or the host to arrive, essentially on hold. And maybe you’re not smiling while you’re waiting. Maybe,... 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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What You Need to Know About Gen Z Right Now

What You Need to Know About Gen Z Right Now
Fresh from my panel at the Marketing to Gen Z Conference in New York, I reached out to several business contacts that I thought would be eager to hear about this up-and-coming generation. Instead, I was met by assumptions and a lack of curiosity about these consumers born between 1996-2010. My main takeaway for my... Read more »

B2B: Using Gamification to Grow Employee Engagement and to Encourage a Culture of Employee Recognition

B2B: Using Gamification to Grow Employee Engagement and to Encourage a Culture of Employee Recognition
Employee Recognition as a Cultural Value For one of my clients, this past week was Employee Recognition Week. Walking into the company, balloons, banners and other signage thanking employees and celebrating their hard work were highly visible. The week was chock full of treats and activities. For example, on Thursday, there was a morning-time blind... Read more »

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 »
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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 »
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