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Communication

5 Ways to Make Your Virtual Meetings More Engaging

09/02/2015
While we all go to lots of meetings (too many?), more and more people are spending more and more time in meetings using technology, rather than being face to face with everyone. And while meetings are still meetings and people are still people, virtual meetings are different. One of the biggest challenges with virtual meetings is keeping people engaged and participating. Having led many virtual meetings, I’ve found five things that can help make a difference to increase participation and engagement, and reduce distractions for meeting participants. Let me share them with you here.

You can tell your employees where they’re headed–can’t you?

08/26/2015
A recent survey revealed many people would be more engaged in their work if only their bosses could paint a picture of their future.

How to share really urgent information

08/22/2015
When you have extremely urgent information to share, ensure that your listeners understand your message and can respond accordingly. Use these tips to convey a clear message when it matters most.

7 conversations that keep employees engaged

07/27/2015
According to Dan Prosser, entrepreneur and author of Thirteeners: Why Only 13% of Companies Successfully Execute Their Strategy, here are “connecting conversations” that supervisors should be having regularly with their employees.

How to manage your staff through a crisis

07/01/2015
Staff morale is a key factor in how engaged and accountable employees feel in their roles. But how do you keep spirits high when business waters are clearly troubled?

Tech-free meetings improve ideation

06/03/2015

More and more research is surfacing that indicates that technology hurts your ability to understand and process important information. The next time you conduct a brainstorming or problem-solving session, follow these tips to encourage deep thinking.

The big lie about work that no one really believes

05/29/2015
Writing in his new book The Alliance, Hoffman calls out what he calls the biggest lie employers tell employees.

Few bosses talk politics, but some twist employees’ arms

05/15/2015
Only a quarter of employees polled said their managers have brought up national, state or local politics at work. However, 14% said they felt the motive was to coerce them into agreeing with the boss.

What are people thinking? 3 survey tools

05/02/2015
Free survey tools enable you to query your customers, staff or followers about a particular topic. You can set up a two- to three-question survey in under five minutes with any of these online survey tools.

Get the Most Out of Exit Interviews

04/25/2015
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