Communication

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

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

Putting a Price on People Problems

Communication roadblocks, leader issues, meeting fatigue, busywork; the list of time and cost burdens related to the way people work and interact is extensive in many organizations. At the end of the day, human capital is the most important capital. Companies that consider people development critical,...

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04 April

Meeting Effectiveness Guidelines

Have you ever attended a meeting, completely disagreed with the decision, but said nothing? We’ve all been there. Unfortunately that silence can be viewed as acceptance by some participants and end up costing you in the end. Establishing meeting guidelines, such as “Silence is Acceptance,” can...

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06 March

Millennials are here and they Communicate Differently

Millennials are here and will soon make up over half of the workforce. They communicate differently, they grew up in the digital age, are connected to technology more than any other generation and they are not afraid to ask for what they want. 93% of...

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03 February

Texting Guidelines for Business Communication

With so many ways to communicate these days, it can be confusing to decide which communication method suits the situation. Geographically dispersed teams, remote meetings, and 24/7 connectivity add a degree of complexity that didn’t exist even 20 years ago.  The team at Effective Edge...

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03 February