Featured Post: Disconnecting Helps us to Connect

  • Here at Effective Edge, we define productivity as “connecting your time to what matters most.” Read on and discover how disconnecting can also help us to connect to what matters most. Let’s begin with a look at some statistics on disconnecting: 55% of Americans did not use...

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    Three Apps to Help you Unplug

    Disconnecting use to mean terminating a connection or to become detached or withdrawn. In today’s workforce, the term has new meaning - to take a break from consuming information overloads to make room for creativity and relaxation. We all say we need to disconnect, we believe...

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    02 June

    The Importance of Taking Your Lunch Break

    Be honest with yourself, are you truly disconnecting from work during your lunch break? If the answer is no, you are losing productivity and potentially squashing your creativity. We understand that your time is limited, but studies show not taking the proper time to disconnect throughout...

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    02 June

    5 Team Building Exercises in 5 Core Competencies

    The words “team building” often send people running for the hills, but team building is the most important investment a leader can make in their people. It increases collaboration, mitigates conflict, reduces communication barriers, and fosters an environment of trust. Team building games help people engage...

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    05 May

    Setting up for Teamwork Success

    Our teams are more diverse now than ever before.  These differences in backgrounds create differences in how each of us interpret group goals and intentions.  At Effective Edge, one underlying theme to each of our workshops is a shared mindset.  This critical step in teaming helps to...

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    05 May

    Building and Teaming

    Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the "marshmallow problem" — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the...

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    05 May

    The Importance of Communicating by Design

    Have you ever left a meeting thinking to yourself, "Why wasn't that information just sent out in an e-mail?" On the other hand, have you ever received an e-mail that prompted you to wonder, "Why wasn't a meeting scheduled to discuss this?" Maybe you can...

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    04 April

    Accountability Matrix

    Another component of a truly effective Communication Plan is to make sure that when you are assigning accountability in a project, you communicate not only HOW we agree to communicate, but also WHO communicates WHAT and what levels of responsibility each team member has.  A...

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    04 April