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10 Ways to Improve Employee Communication During Work Hours

Posted by Odessa Powell on Mon, Jul 3, 2023

Office communication can be improved in several ways. I just returned from a Quarterly Planning Meeting where we took a full day to work through Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team. The team enjoyed it, felt closer, set rules for conflicts, and built a theme to improve accountability! Odessa Powell contributed this article while I’m on vacation, sharing additional ideas on how to improve team communication.

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, employee performance, Better communication, Employee Wellbeing, Great Teams

FAQ’s - How Answering Others’ Questions Benefits You!

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 31, 2020

You’ve probably heard this before when you’ve been called up to achieve change in your company, create an innovation or working on a project of some magnitude, “Why didn’t we think of that to begin with?” Or, “Where was this question when we started this project?”

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Topics: Execution, Innovation Process, Better communication, Think Like Amazon, Managing Dependencies

Define Your Future with a Forcing Function Press Release

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 24, 2020

My blog was delayed a week by a violent storm in Iowa called a derecho. It produced wind gusts of up to 140 mph. 21,000 of Alliant Energy's Linn County customers remained without power Wednesday night, according KCRG-TV9, ten days after the storm. With my power off, my sump pump couldn’t keep up with the water and my basement flooded. Forgive the delay in my blog. I’m still without Internet but plan to be consistent with my weekly blogs starting with this post.

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Topics: Accountability, Better communication, Think Like Amazon, Managing Dependencies, Forcing Function, Press Release

Writing Without Bullshit – Josh Bernoff – St Louis Scale Up Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 30, 2017

We all suffer from it.  Long, disorganized, indirect, and poorly written emails.

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Topics: ScaleUp Summit Learning, St Louis Scaling Up Summit, Better communication, Writing Without Bullshit

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