Organizational Productivity

Have you updated your cyber policies for remote work?

We received a notice from one of our clients today detailing their expectations for vendors visiting their locations in this time of pandemic. It made me think about other policies that may need updating for the times. For instance, do your cybersecurity policies, standards, and procedures address remote work? If not, now is a good …

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5 signs your project may be in trouble

5 signs your project may be in trouble

You’ve got a project underway, but something just seems…off. You’ve got all the elements – project plan, roadmap, resources – but it’s not progressing the way you thought it would, and you can’t really say if it’ll be delivered as planned. You think you need help, but you’re not certain where to begin or if …

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Product Owner – The forgotten Scrum role

Sure, everyone wants to be a Scrum Master. It’s easily the most recognizable Agile role. Even people unfamiliar with Agile have heard of it. I mean, “Master”…right? But what about the Scrum Product Owner? Scrum Pr… what? I had the opportunity to become a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) by attending Angela Druckman’s …

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3 ways to build team comaraderie

I read an article about employee turmoil being one of the greatest pitfalls in business. When an organization creates a culture of competition, instead of teamwork, the results are disastrous. When employees spend more time looking out for themselves than they do for their team’s and the company’s goals, productivity and the organization as a …

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Effective new trends in training and instruction design

By Jeanette Rogers Interacting with your phone. Playing online games. Watching 2-minute videos. A casual observer might think you’re distracted but it might mean you’re actively learning new skills. The traditional training method with an instructor lecturing in front of participants for an hour or more has been on the decline for decades. And now, …

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Can training be fun and effective? Storyline can help

As an Instructional Designer for 12+ years, I have used a number of tools to build both classroom and online courseware. Some have been extremely difficult to learn and others haven’t had the functionality I needed to build an effective product. That all ended last year when I joined a team that required us to …

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4 leadership styles and why you need them all

Regardless of what you think or the position you hold, you are a leader in some way. There are people you are responsible for and who are directly impacted by your actions and decisions. Given this, have you ever thought of what your particular leadership style is? If not, it’s worth considering and also understanding …

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Working during your vacation: 5 tips to ensure you don’t!

You know how it goes. You spend all year looking forward to the big vacation you have planned but when it’s upon you, you spend half your vacation checking your phone, driving to the closest coffee shop to get in a couple hours, or perhaps taking an ‘urgent’ call right at the trailhead before embarking …

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