Creating a Culture of Connection

Welcome to my blog, Creating a Culture of Connection! My posts are based on 20 years of experience as an organizational development consultant and what I see leader, teams, and organizations struggle with the most. In each post I share important “nuggets” that you can use right away to build better relationships and create more whole-hearted connections. Enjoy!

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  • Teambuilding is important for any team, and maybe even more so for virtual teams. Working on a virtual team can be isolating. Virtual teams have inherent challenges in creating rapport, trust, clear communication and productive collaboration. In our experience working with virtual teams, we look......

  • It’s a New Year and for many of you, that means a fresh new budget. If your New year’s resolution is to start spending your budget to fill open positions on your team, we get it. Obviously, you want the best, most qualified candidates from......

  • Customers care about it. Investors demand it. And your employees – and potential employees – insist on it. We are talking about the Triple Bottom Line – people, planet and profits. Many years ago it was a novelty, then it was seen as admirable. Today......

  • Before you close the book on 2019 – or get distracted by your holiday shopping list – take some time to reflect on the year. As the holidays approach, there’s a tendency to pack it up and move on. Resist that impulse! At PRC, we......

  • Between November 1st and January 15th, there are over 29 holidays observed by seven of the world’s major religions. And yet, in so many U.S. companies all the celebrations focus on one. With increased globalization, companies are more diverse than ever. That means that workplace......

  • You never know where your next opportunity is coming from. That’s the story PRC CEO Tara Powers told on The Writer on the Side podcast with Hassan Osman. She talked about how she was asked to write her best-selling Virtual Teams for Dummies book. It’s......

  • This week, many of us will take some time off work for the Thanksgiving holiday and reflect on the good things in our life. My hope for you is that your work life and your home life inspire you and fill you with gratitude. For......

  • This month we get a reminder to take a break, reflect and give thanks for all the good things in our lives. Sure, Thanksgiving is usually considered a family holiday, but that doesn’t mean that expressions of gratitude aren’t appropriate for your work family. We......

  • Conventional wisdom says that virtual teams should be awkward and disconnected. Distance makes the team disengaged, right? Wrong. In reality, virtual teams are killing it every day and re-defining what a culture of connection looks like. In our experience, we’ve found that because of the......

  • You can’t ignore the signs. The guy who bad-mouths co-workers behind their backs. The boss who takes credit for everyone else’s ideas. The colleague who’s taken complaining to an art form. These employees create a work culture where a sense of teamwork or community is eroding. It’s a place......

  • Creating engagement on any work team is a challenge. So consider the struggle with engaging virtual teams members who all work in different time zones. But more and more, our modern work space connects people primarily through screens, so in many ways engaging virtual teams......

  • It seems like the simplest thing in the world – setting team expectations. It’s Manager 101, right? So why then is there so much confusion – from both leaders and team members – about what is expected of them. A recent Gallup study found nearly......

  • For some organizations, the commitment to learning is a deeply held belief. It’s engrained in the core values of the business. The lucky employees at these companies enjoy unwavering support for ongoing training and development. Research shows that most companies understand the benefits of leadership......

  • We had such a great time presenting on Virtual Team Effectiveness at the COSHRM State Conference in Keystone, CO last week! The theme of the event challenged attendees to THINK BEYOND the current state of HR and it did not disappoint in bringing together the best and brightest business and HR pros....

  • Fall is here and that means 2020 planning is in full swing. Why not start off the New Year with one resolution already achieved? PRC is hosting a two-day event in Denver for DiSC certification and we’d love to see you there. Everything DiSC is......

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