Engagement

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Disconnecting use to mean terminating a connection or to become detached or withdrawn.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

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

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