Our last three blog posts have outlined collaboration challenges and solutions. In this fourth and concluding post, we’re talking about the role the organization plays in making collaboration work. The way you design your organization — your rules, tools and people practices — has a substantial impact on how effectively you and others collaborate. Rules […]
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Our last newsletter gave you some questions to think about regarding planning and attending meetings and encouraged you to be more intentional. Our second solution is about skills and behaviors needed to avoid over-collaboration. Next week, our third solution will look at the role the organization plays in making collaboration work. In our careers, we’ve […]
Our last post talked about the problems of over-collaboration: wasted time, burn- out of some of your most valuable people, and decision/action bottlenecks. Let’s start with something practical – smarter use of meetings as a collaborative tool. It’s not sexy, but it’s a solution that can save your team thousands of hours per month. Most […]
Collaboration is a great thing. It brings together diverse perspectives and experiences, helps us generate new ideas and can create breakthrough results. In highly matrixed organizations it seems to be just about the only way to get things done. As a matter of fact, research says collaboration has increased by more than 50% over the […]
It’s early in the baseball season and hopes are running high. The Red Sox have a lot of great talent on the team. There should be a lot of wins this year. What can the Sox teach us about winning? I hear what you’re saying. We’re not the Red Sox. Sports teams aren’t like most […]
When is Loyalty a Disadvantage for Change Leaders? by Edith Onderick-Harvey & James Harvey When it’s the wrong type of loyalty. We’ve talked in the past about the importance of building trust in leading change efforts. Change creates discomfort and disruption to the way people do things and how they interact with others – […]
We’re pleased to announce that Factor In Talent is now Just as we’ve helped clients evolve and even, transform their business we’re evolving, too. Our new name represents our next chapter. What’s in a name? Why did we name it NextBridge? We believe that growth is imperative, change is constant and talent executes strategy. […]
The events of the past few months have put bias or potential bias front and center in the American consciousness. In its extreme, bias becomes an -ism. Absolutism. Sexism. Racism. Agism. Name your -ism. These extremes can lead to discrimination, fear and, at times, tragedy. We have seen this with our own eyes too many […]
When our people ask this question, they are usually looking for us to help them navigate the performance or career development waters and give them the answer for where they should be taking their performance or career.
As we move toward Thanksgiving, my thoughts are turning to gratitude. I question whether we show enough of it in the workplace. We often think that because someone is ‘doing his job’ he doesn’t need or want to know that we appreciate the value he is providing, the results achieved, or the extra effort given. […]
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- Over-Collaboration: Solution #3: Designing for Great CollaborationJuly 12, 2017 - 8:00 am
- Over-Collaboration: Solution #2: Better Skills and BehaviorsJune 28, 2017 - 8:00 am
- Over-Collaboration: Solution #1 – Be More Intentional About MeetingsJune 15, 2017 - 8:00 am
- Collaborate The Right Way and Free Up 20% More TimeJune 7, 2017 - 8:00 am
- What can the Red Sox Teach Us About Winning? Sweat the Small Stuff!May 17, 2017 - 8:00 am
- Global Company Grows Rapidly, Responds with New Career Development StrategiesJanuary 9, 2017 - 7:18 pm
- Financial Services Firm Responds to Market Pressures with Quick, Seamless ChangeJanuary 9, 2017 - 7:03 pm
- Renowned Business School Bolsters for Strategic Growth, Redefines Key FunctionJanuary 9, 2017 - 6:56 pm
- Life Sciences Company Shifts Strategy, Transforms Organization and Talent ApproachJanuary 8, 2016 - 7:06 pm