As year-end approaches, it’s common for employees to be distracted and less responsive than usual, mentally checking out as they gear up for the holidays, take time off or experience fatigue from the past year. How do you manage this seasonal slowdown and ensure that a drop in employee engagement doesn’t negatively impact work quality, […]
What does the overall quality of your employees’ email say about your company? Create an environment of proactive, prompt and professional email practices to maintain a strong reputation in the eyes of clients, vendors, potential talent and others. Focusing on the finer points of good communication, such as response time and message organization, ensures that […]
Written communications drive business and shape relationships with colleagues and external contacts. From emails and reports to instant messages on collaboration platforms and presentations, writing style and substance not only influence productivity, but also what recipients think about your professionalism, competence, credibility and more. Weak, vague, bloated or rushed communications can skew the message focus and create unnecessary confusion whereas strong […]
Networking has changed for everyone during the pandemic. Whether you’ve taken advantage of connecting virtually or went on prolonged hiatus from developing new relationships, here are three important considerations to revitalize your networking strategy with a clear direction forward.
The importance of networking to business success hasn’t changed. However, many people find themselves out of practice, fatigued by virtual meetings, apprehensive toward in-person events and/or confused about how to build and sustain relationships in virtual and hybrid settings. Today, it’s incumbent upon companies to foster environments that not only encourage professional connections, but also […]