Grappling With Your Return-to-Workplace Strategy? 5 Things Every Company Needs to Consider

Available for Interviews:  Leni Rivera

Leni Rivera is a Workplace Experience specialist and author of its very first book in the industry, Workplace Experience. Her passion is creating work environments that enable employees to be both productive and happy, regardless of where that is. 

What Leni Rivera can say in an interview
on Employees Returning to the Workplace
:

      1. Don’t Rush It 
        • Ask for employee feedback. 
        • Ease into re-entry by opening your doors for a smaller population
          (10% – 15%) for the first 3 – 6 months.
        • Before growing the population and incorporating new workplace applications, ask for employee feedback once again. 
        • Stay transparent with employees and let them know the measures the company is taking to support the best working model for the organization. 

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How to Avoid 5 Common Manager Mistakes That Crush Workplace Culture

Available for Interviews: Dara Barlin

Dara Barlin is the Founder & CEO of the Center for Transforming Culture and the author of the new book, A New Kind of Power: Using Human-Centered Leadership to Drive Innovation, Equity, and Belonging in Government Institutions.

 

What Dara Barlin Can say in an interview on
Common Manager Mistakes & Solutions for Success:

There are a number of traditional management behaviors that have been commonplace in the workplace for centuries. While these strategies served a purpose for a while, they have recently been linked with destroying team culture and creating big problems for organizations including employee apathy, lower quality work, increased attrition, more sick days, more conflict, and worse overall outcomes. The good news is, many organizations are starting to change things up by adopting behaviors aligned with a more human-centered approach to management. In doing so, they’ve seen a big difference in the workplace, including more trust, improved collaboration, increased innovation, higher quality work, and better talent retention. Here are some common behaviors to look out for if you want to create a thriving work environment for your team (and some suggestions for what to do about them).

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Are You Relying on Annual Performance Reviews for Feedback?

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Kelly Waltman

Kelly Waltman, PhD, is the Founder and CEO of SLR Leadership Consultion, LLC. She is also the author of Elevate Connection: Cutivate and Engaged, Inspired, Productive and Profitable Team Culture.

What Dr. Kelly Waltman can say in an interview
on Performance Reviews
:

While a more formal annual review has its place in reviewing progress and in facilitating promotions and pay raise considerations, I advise strongly against relying on the annual appraisal process as your primary method of relaying feedback for employee performance.

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Tips for Giving and Receiving Feedback in the Workplace Effectively

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Kelly Waltman

Kelly Waltman, PhD, is the Founder and CEO of SLR Leadership Consultion, LLC. She is also the author of Elevate Connection: Cutivate and Engaged, Inspired, Productive and Profitable Team Culture.

What Dr. Kelly Waltman can say in an interview
on Feedback in Business
:

    • It’s essential to give and receive both positive and critical feedback on a regular basis. Effective feedback is a two-way street, and when you cultivate a feedback culture, everyone is giving and receiving feedback at and between all levels. This means that leadership is giving and receiving feedback, and team members are giving and receiving feedback to one another.

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4 Leadership Skills for Successful Business Meetings

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

Talking Points from Carol Barkes on what she can say in an interview
on Commanding Better Leadership Skills in Meetings:

 1) Walk into the meeting with good posture. Look directly into their eyes when doing so. When sitting, maintain good posture and eye contact, as well.  

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The “New Normal?” Examine Your Costs Now for a Changing Work Environment

Available for Interviews:  Marc Freedman

Marc Freedman is Certified Expense Reduction Consultant advising businesses on keeping more of the money they make. He is also the author of Expense to Profit: Eliminate The Costs That Sabotage Your Growth.

Talking Points / What Mark Freedman can say in an interview
on Examining Your Costs for a Changing Work Environment:

  1. Have you surveyed your workforce to determine if they want to return to the office or work remotely?

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Leading Organizations Through a Pandemic

Available for Interviews: Roger Hall.

Dr. Roger Hall has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, is an Executive Coach to entrepreneurs and leaders, and is an in-demand public speaker throughout North America.

 

Talking Points from Roger Hall 
on Leading Organizations Through a Pandemic:

  •      When people are uncertain what to do, they tend to look at the behavior of those around them for the correct response. When everyone else is freaking out, then they assume that freaking out is the correct response. “Everyone else is buying pallets of toilet paper. I guess I’ll buy a couple pallets too.” I’m not a big fan of Napoleon Bonaparte, but I do like his quote: “A leader is a dealer in hope.” There is no doubt that the Coronavirus pandemic is serious, but the fear of the pandemic is creating its own set of problems. In times of uncertainty, leaders can help their people have hope for a better future. Most anyone can handle a brief adversity, if they believe that there is a better future ahead.

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How COVID-19 Has Changed Businesses in 2020

Available for Interviews:  Marc Freedman

Marc Freedman is Certified Expense Reduction Consultant advising businesses on keeping more of the money they make. He is also the author of Expense to Profit: Eliminate The Costs That Sabotage Your Growth.

What Mark Freedman can say in an interview:

  • Businesses are looking for the quickest opportunities to save on expenses without having to cut jobs. This means getting rid of large brick and mortar rent or other overhead costs.
  • Healthcare is one of the biggest line items where costs can be reviewed to find the best solution. Changing insurance carriers to save premiums can save businesses money. (One pitfall is making sure it doesn’t add additional premiums to employees.)

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3 Strategies for Work-Life Balance in the “New Normal” 

Available for Interviews: Dr. Travis Parry

Travis Parry, PhD, is a speaker, coach, and educator and has a passion for helping others in achieve a healthy work/life balance. Parry is also the author of the #1 bestseller, Achieving Balance: Make Time to Reach Your Business and Personal Goals in an Overworked World. 

 

What Dr. Parry Can Say in an Interview:
3 Strategies for Work-Life Balance in the “New Normal”: 

Pre-Pandemic the idea of work/life balance was beginning to see a revival with some calling it impossible and others confused by a modern definition. When Covid-19 came and businesses were closed, the work/life balance came front stage again. Parents (some both working) were now dealing with school closures and remodeling their working from home to include homeschooling. Now as the country’s schools and businesses reopened and a “new normal” in Work/Life Balance appeared. With Zoom calls, text messages, and laptops more prevalent than ever, will we all be returning to the old ways of achieving balance?

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