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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  • Creating connection with your team was easy when you were all in the same office. Host a team lunch or simply check in with everyone face-to-face. But these are different times. You’ve been thrust into the role of virtual team leader with very little preparation,......

  • We know your new virtual work has been highly disruptive. But in the spirit of looking on the bright side, consider the following upsides of remote work. You are working. Let’s start with the obvious. Millions of people are out of work and applying for......

  • So now that we’re all working from home, let’s do a quick check-in. Have you fallen into the habit of wearing pjs all day? Are you checking voicemails at all hours and answering emails at midnight? If so, it’s time to set some boundaries to......

  • We’ve all been thrust into the world of remote work – setting up home offices at kitchen tables and in spare bedrooms, praying for stable home wifi and looking for ways to quiet a barking dog during meetings. It’s definitely not ideal, but it’s the......

  • It’s been several weeks now since most of us began our pandemic-driven, work-from-home mandate – how are all your remote teams doing. A major workplace shift like the one we’re all living now, cannot occur without causing major disruption to teams. Give yourselves the grace......

  • We know many of you are new to this whole remote work thing. Response to the coronavirus has pushed thousands of people out of the office to newly formed home offices with the hope of working a normal workday. Understandably it’s been a challenge for......

  • 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......

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