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!

RECENT POSTS

  • 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......

  • 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......

Previous Posts

Archives

Post Topics

Categories

Ready to put this information to great use?