In today’s global workplace 20% of people are likely to never meet their boss. In fact, many people who work together generally speaking, may never meet each other at all. Therefore, if all one has to go on is a general understanding of nationalistic characteristics that may or may not apply to any given individual, then we are likely creating stereotypes that then create bias which go on to fuel more diversity issues when in fact, we are more likely to be similar than different at a human level.
As we enter this holiday season Trina and I wanted to take a moment and thank you for making time to read our blog, take our assessments and participate in our online training. In return we would like to leave you with these holiday ponderings.. may they bring you peace, and maybe a laugh.
More organizations are looking at their employee's workplace experience and asking how they can do better. The ability to attract the best and the brightest is becoming even more challenging as the economy grows and the labor market shrinks. Now is the time for companies to look beyond the traditional benefits strategy and ask what people really want today to be successful in both their professional and their personal lives.
Lesson # 5 Organizations Make Collaborative Tools Available, though They're Underutilized This is the final blog post that wraps up our series of The SMART Workplace Lessons Learned from Early Adopters. Use technology to strengthen your team relationships.
Lesson #4: Technology is the Enabler and People are the Key Organizations need to remove the mystery of online collaboration and reset behaviors so the interaction that is happening through technology is the best it can be. Work is social and gets done through people. Technology should help people connect to each other and information in ways that align with how work really gets done. The network is the main thoroughfare of business communication and information sharing. The interrelationship between technology and the people play the greatest part in the adoptions of technology tools that build strong communication and collaboration. Often times we think if we throw money at a problem, it will magically get resolved. But without a high touch change management process, all the new technology in the world won't change old behaviors.
Lesson #3 from Early Adopters about the Future of Work - The Network is the New Workplace by Trina Hoefling [...]
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