Category Archives: Articles

5 Planning Tips for Meetings in the Matrix

Complaints about meetings are familiar. You know the list: too long, unproductive, costly since they absorb employee time that could be spent cranking on projects, unfocused, etc. While ensuring meetings are productive has always been a challenge, today’s matrixed environments, … Continue reading

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Managing Digital Natives’ Technical Savvy

Ironically, employee mastery of these same technology systems including broadly the Internet and specifically social media, can also be liabilities for companies when Millennials ignore restraints firms try to impose. Continue reading

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Orienting Digital Natives at Work

These Digital Natives, so called because they’ve grown up in the age of the Internet, digital gadgets and cell phones, are ahead of the game compared to generations that have preceded them in terms of techno-savvy. However some important skills they need in the business environment have become diluted if not decimated altogether in the course of their digital immersion. Continue reading

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New Employee Orientation: Sleep, Weep or Reap?

By Marla Rosner, Principal, InstillLeadership New employee orientations seem a bit “ho-hum”? If so, you’re not alone in your thinking. Reviewing personnel policies and procedures is a bore for both employer and employee. So let’s reconsider what the goals of … Continue reading

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How to Get Aligned Employee Engagement

Hats off to Bruce Fern of Performance Connections International. In his recent study that interviewed 100 professionals across industries, 100% of the participants agreed that employees could be “engaged” but engaged in the wrong things, i.e., activities that are not aligned with the company goals or priorities. Continue reading

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New Compact with Workers; Manager as Go-Between

I always think of the managers who have to prop up the walking wounded in the workplace during these rocky times. What are the best practices to maintain employee engagement and productivity in such challenging environments? Continue reading

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