January 2nd, 2021
Communicate Clearly—and Often...
October 22nd, 2020
Driving Team Performance Post-Pandemic...
March 9th, 2020
“Take a look.”
The leader of an academic and technical group pointed Connect the Dots Managing Director, Brenda Hampel, to the work area of team members who had just participated in a session with her on emotional intelligence.
What she saw: small groups of team members talking together over and around their cubicles.
December 17th, 2019
The Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
For business, the converse is: when individuals aren’t unified, the team doesn’t work. It’s unlikely to reach its goals,...
November 7th, 2019
Is there a crisis in workplace communication?
Consider the following numbers:
August 15th, 2019
Did you know that Americans are significantly more likely to feel stress on the job (80% do) than they are to accurately name the governor of their state (only 2 of 3 can)?
Stress is an incredibly common workplace problem, and terribly costly. Workers suffering stress are more likely to:
July 10th, 2019
The state of diversity in the workplace has improved enough that some experts are shifting their focus. On a recent podcast, one expert stated, “Diversity is really not the problem for...
June 8th, 2019
May 15th, 2019
Studies show that many organizations find employee retention their top challenge today.
There’s a problem, however: retaining employees isn’t—or at least shouldn’t be— enough. You also need them to be engaged in their work. Gallup, which has long studied employee engagement, in 2013 estimated that...
April 11th, 2019
Boosting leaders’ performance and key teams’ productivity can make a tremendous difference on an organization’s bottom line.
To achieve these outcomes, some organizations are bringing in specialist consultants to provide leadership coaching and to lead team dynamics efforts. Many...