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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  • We know there are a lot of you who are experiencing remote work for the first time. Maybe it’s going smoothly, but chances are you’ve had some bumps along the way. It’s pretty clear that this home-based workforce will be in place for weeks or......

  • Understanding motivators and stressors – and the impact that style and approach has on team members – is a critical first step in becoming a great leader. Help your leaders build their EQ muscle by attending PRC’s DISC certification event in May. Only a few......

  • The latest report from Gallup asks, Is Working Remotely Effective? Their answer is a definite YES. Well, we couldn’t agree more. Yes, remote work can be a true win-win-win, if companies provide the right support and training for the leaders and teams. In our work,......

  • Remote work isn’t the future of work – it’s the present. We see it every day because we work a lot with remote teams. After all, our CEO Tara Powers literally wrote the book on virtual team effectiveness (Virtual Teams for Dummies). We believe the......

  • If you connect with your colleagues through screens, you know the importance of team trust.  When you do your work unseen by others and on your own schedule, you and your teammates must be accountable and have each other’s back. PRC CEO and author of......

  • Online Learning in a Time of Quarantine In response to the spread of coronavirus, more than 30 global employers – including Twitter and Amazon – have recently shut down travel and asked employees to work from home. There’s a ton of uncertainty right now and......

  • We all work in environments where change is the norm – it’s hard to keep up! Every year, we like to take a step back and look at the big picture of trending topics around organizational development, leadership and team training and share it with......

  • PRC’s new website went live last month and it’s been a wild ride! Not only have we received rave reviews on the design and rebranding, but we are getting significant interest in our programs. We can hardly keep up with the RFPs we’re been asked......

  • Are you a new member of a virtual team? Hopefully this is something you’ve been asking for and you’re excited about it. But if you’re an ambivalent (or unenthusiastic) participant in this new workplace arrangement, then allow us to set your mind at ease. Let’s......

  • What does it mean to be connected? If your mind went straight to reliable wifi, you’re not alone. In this digital age, our definition of connection is less and less about human connection and much more about a wireless connection. As human beings, connection is......

  • We are SO proud to announce that we received the ‘Top 25 Human Resources Vendor’ Award from OnConferences.com! Tara Powers, our CEO was there in person to receive the award and walk the red carpet. The OnConference ICON Awards recognize the world’s top executives and vendors......

  • It’s a New Year and that means a new look for PRC. We are sooooo excited to announce the release of our newly redesigned website at powersresourcecenter.com. It’s been a long time coming, but we love how it looks and what is says about us.......

  • It’s no secret that millennials are the biggest force in the workforce. Defined as workers age 22-37, they push companies to evolve. They drive a culture of mindfulness. They work hard and demand flexibility. They expect companies to invest in them and give back to......

  • 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......

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