Posts tagged ‘Organization’

Telling your organization’s story

“Tell me a story.” When I was growing up, this was something I said almost daily. Like people, organizations also have stories to tell, and others are eager to hear those stories. The audience may be employees, customers or clients, shareholders, potential funders, community members or taxpayers. Here are some key considerations in telling your organization’s stories.

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Continue Reading March 13, 2014 at 12:11 pm Leave a comment

Consultation and collaboration in change management

Lately, I’ve started to wonder if I’m the only one bothered by people treating different words as if they are interchangeable. This season, it’s collaboration, consultation and communication. In the realm of change management, choose the wrong action at your peril.

Continue Reading June 18, 2013 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

From newbie to pro: Building worker expertise

It would be nice to bring on workers who were already peak performers, but everyone needs time to get up to speed. Previously, we looked at how to determine where workers are. Now we will look at what you can do to move them along toward expert status.

Continue Reading March 11, 2013 at 12:55 pm Leave a comment

From newbie to pro: Discovering the level of worker expertise

Wouldn’t it be nice to bring on workers who were already peak performers? Unfortunately, it’s unlikely to happen. Even experienced professionals will need to learn how things are done at your organization before they can get fully up to speed. For younger workers and those changing careers, the learning curve is steeper. So, what can you do to recognize where on the learning curve someone is?

Continue Reading December 20, 2012 at 3:17 pm Leave a comment

Policies, procedures and job descriptions: Maintaining a good fit

Even though January is a few months off, many of us think of September as the start of the new year. Along with back-to-school shopping, this is a good time to make sure your organization has everything it needs for a fresh start after summer vacations. Children and organizations both grow over time; just as children outgrow clothes, organizations outgrow policies, procedures and job descriptions. The traditional pencil case of my youth needed new technology each school year—pencils, erasers (especially erasers), paper and, eventually, a protractor and compass. For organizations, technology that once worked well may no longer be up to the job.

Continue Reading September 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm Leave a comment

Packing 101: How to go anywhere with only what you can carry

In these days of checked bag fees and smaller car trunks, traveling light makes sense for so many reasons. Here are my secrets for packing for any trip with carry-on only.

Continue Reading May 11, 2011 at 11:50 am 1 comment


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