Recreating “Water Cooler” Conversations in the #Virtual and #Hybrid Work World

This is an excerpt from my new book The New Workforce: Productivity Through Virtual and Hybrid Teams. For additional ways of getting teams to higher performance in an online world purchase book here and please write a review: https://amzn.to/3zvtzyv When we worked in-person, the problem of the day was the main topic of conversation. AsContinue reading “Recreating “Water Cooler” Conversations in the #Virtual and #Hybrid Work World”

Book Announcement:

A Pandemic Story – Performance Through Virtual and Hybrid Teams The New Workforce: Productivity Through Virtual and Hybrid Teams by Dr. Kevin Anderson tells the story of how going virtual due to the pandemic led to work innovations. The idea of delivering business consulting virtually was unimaginable for Dr. Anderson. He had spent decades building aContinue reading “Book Announcement:”

Great New Book To Help Make Your Virtual Meetings More Effective and Efficient

We are all looking for ways to make our #virtualmeetings more productive.  The most helpful resource I have found is the book Suddenly Virtual: Making Remote Meetings Work. Here is the back story. As a result of publishing my book Organization Design Made Easy: Structure, Process and People, I met Dr. Joseph Allen who just publishedContinue reading “Great New Book To Help Make Your Virtual Meetings More Effective and Efficient”

How To Create Human Connection During Online Meetings

The #workplace teams I consult with are driving extra hard to perform in this challenging environment.  They stay on task. However, I do get glimpses of stresses around parents’ health concerns, kids online schooling road blocks and other unfathomable challenges around working remotely.  This is unchartered terrain.  As these stresses bleed into our daily work,Continue reading “How To Create Human Connection During Online Meetings”

The Three Essential Change Tools

If you were on a desert island (or how about quarantined!) and could only bring three change management tools, what would they be? Kevin Anderson took this challenge in his new book Organization Design Made Easy.  He spoke about the power of simplifying our field at a recent Performance Excellence Network (PEN) session.  Go toContinue reading “The Three Essential Change Tools”

My New Book: Organization Design Made Easy: Structure, Process and People

If you’re looking for a page turner on organization design, this is it!  I’ve worked on this book for several years drawing on ideas from my consulting work, as well as my amazing peers.  It’s perfect for new and seasoned managers to C-level leaders.  Please write a review of the book and post the linkContinue reading “My New Book: Organization Design Made Easy: Structure, Process and People”

Want Americans to Wear Masks? Call in a Workplace Shrink

Americans have been told to wear masks in the name of pandemic prevention with limited success. The more pressure applied to these mask resistors, the louder their voices rise in opposition. We have seen the viral videos where a customer yells and throws things after being told by a clerk that masks are required. TheContinue reading “Want Americans to Wear Masks? Call in a Workplace Shrink”

A Response To Our Clients’ Pain: Listen

Our business clients are trying to stay focused on organizational improvement.  However, it is evident that there are bigger forces at work here.  We are all worried about our health and well- being in the face of this world-wide pandemic. As Organizational Development professionals our role is to offer up solutions.  We toss in an approach or a few probingContinue reading “A Response To Our Clients’ Pain: Listen”

The Pandemic: What Are You Learning About Yourself?

This past week I heard a pop psychologist on a talk show say that this pandemic is not happening “to” you, it is happening “for” you. As a result, a useful question is: “What am I learning about myself from this experience?” I am usually a cynic when it comes to Dr. Phil media typesContinue reading “The Pandemic: What Are You Learning About Yourself?”

All The Consulting World’s A Stage

“Great consultants are as much actors as they are fonts of knowledge.” The founder of the consulting firm I had just joined delivered these words to me after my first week on the job. I was initially taken aback. A number of questions rushed to my head. Wasn’t I just hired because of my skillsContinue reading “All The Consulting World’s A Stage”

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