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The Importance of Mobility in the Modern Workplace

Workplace
By Kelly Barlow

The first DC snowfall is a wonderful reminder of the importance of mobility in the modern workplace. A mobile work environment empowers the workforce to make decisions that prioritize their safety and wellbeing while enabling mission-critical activities to continue. The workforce can decide to commute early to avoid traffic and dangerous road conditions or work […]

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Four Shifts Employees Can Make to Transition to Flexible Spaces

Blog, Workplace
By Kelsey Patterson

Given the amount of time employees spend at work, it’s easy for individuals to grow attached to their personal workspaces. As businesses across the country trend towards open concept designs with fewer enclosed spaces, employees are increasingly encouraged to find areas outside of their personal workstation or office to conduct business. A 2019 Gensler Research […]

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Movement in the Workplace: Little-to-No Investment with Big Rewards!

Blog, Workplace
By Meagan Symes

Have you ever noticed how much you physically move throughout your workday? You may frequently find yourself getting up to grab something from the printer, walking to the break room, or meeting with a colleague. Maybe you obey your smartwatch as it annoyingly tells you to stand up and breathe. We all know that it […]

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Thinking Beyond Logistics: Tips for Designing and Executing Impactful Events

Blog
By Nicholas Srebrow

Think back to the last time you hosted or attended an event. Was there a packed agenda with no hope of staying on schedule? What about a lackluster networking event where everyone grabbed a free drink and headed straight home? Did you experience cost overruns on catering and AV? 84% of leaders believe in-person events […]

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Tips for Applying Agile Leadership Practices

Blog, Leadership
By Regina Perkins

Everything today is faster. Customers are hungry for better overall customer experience — not just better customer service — and rightly so. Leaders must learn to embrace today’s business environment or be ill-equipped to succeed if they rely solely on traditional leadership models. Traditional leadership models outline the importance of long-term planning and detailed forecasting […]

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Bolster the Success of Your Workplace Change with These 5 Criteria for a Successful Group of Change Champions

Blog, Workplace
By Rebecca Gaynor

Change can have big impacts on an organization’s performance – and employees are experiencing changes in the workplace at an increasing rate. According to Gartner, on average, employees now experience three major changes each year, compared to 1.75 in 2012. What is more, Gartner also shares that change-stressed employees perform 5% worse than the average […]

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Avoid Becoming Accidental Adversaries While Building Stronger Coalitions

Blog, Coalition Building
By Nicholas Srebrow

Coalition (n): a temporary alliance of distinct parties, persons, or states for joint action. Climate change, substance abuse, terrorism, these global issues affect all of us regardless of demographics or posture in life. Such complex issues unite and polarize, create and destroy. No issue, big or small, will be solved by one person or one […]

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3 Key Leadership Tactics to Promote Successful Workplace Change

Blog, Workplace
By Rebecca Gaynor

In times of change, it is critical that an organization has a vision as the true north for employees to strive toward, in order to avoid fragmentation and negative disruption. However, according to Gallup, only 22% of employees strongly agree that their leaders have a strong vision for the future. More and more, leaders are […]

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