How to Promote a Culture of Healthy Feedback

Feedback is a must to ensure projects stay on topic and teams work well together. An organization that isn’t good at giving feedback to employees often will have people or departments working at cross purposes. A culture of feedback enables organizations to work together more effectively. For most companies, the change doesn’t happen overnight, says Chris Collins, director of Cornell University’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies and associate professor of the ILR School’s HR studies department. “People underestimate how long it takes managers to become good at giving feedback, and how long it takes people to understand that it’s now part of the culture. It can be years, not weeks or months. But once you’ve got leaders giving feedback regularly and effectively, and as people who have gotten feedback become managers and leaders, it becomes a part of the culture.” This white paper will offer some steps organizations should …

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How to Successfully Manage a Remote Workforce

Remote workforces are becoming increasingly popular. According to Global Workplace Analytics, the population of work-at-home employees has more than doubled in the past 10 years. About 3.7 million employees, or 2.5 percent of the workforce, works from home at least half of the time, according to Global Workplace Analytics. More employers are looking at remote workforces because of the benefits they bring: Employing a remote workforce can save money on office space, boost productivity and keep morale high. Employees enjoy remote work because of the flexibility it offers. On the other hand, it can also be a disaster if you don’t manage it properly, resulting in unfinished work and blown deadlines. This white paper will look at seven things you’ll need to do to successfully manage a remote workforce. Establish Clear Expectations One of the most important things managers of remote workers must do is ensure their direct reports understand …

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