Author Archives: Sheryl McAtee

Crisis Management Planning

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As companies take steps to mitigate Coronavirus impacts, it is a good time to pause and assess your current approach to crisis management and planning. Here are some factors to consider as you evaluate and adjust.  Communicate! In the face of fear and uncertainty, more than anything else, people crave communication. Large organizationsin particular spendtoo…
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Tips for Managing Remote Employees: Jumpstarting and Sustaining

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As we write this, Coronavirus is appearing in different workplaces across the country and around the world. Organizations are quickly evaluating their ability to have a large part of the workforce working remotely. Some organizations have been doing telework and remote work for years; others are just getting started.  Here are some tips for both…
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Microlearning Course Design

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When considering how to integrate new approaches—like microlearning—into your overall employee development efforts, it can be useful to get back to basics. In this article, we place microlearning within a broader training development structure. Let’s start at the broadest levels of training development: learning paths, curricula and courses. These learning categories define the overall topics…
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Microlearning Best Practices and Challenges

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Microlearning is ready-made for the millennial generation: short segments of engagement—often online—that teach knowledge and advance skills. Here are some best practices and challenges for designing microlearning courses in your organization. Microlearning Best Practices If you are just starting microlearning in your organization, here are some best practices for course design and engagement: Plan to…
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Attacking the Day with Apps: Tips for Better Organization

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There are many benefits of being better organized at work. With today’s technology, there are many apps to help you do it.  Rather than recommend specific apps, this article helps you think through the criteria for picking the apps that will best work for you. First, do you really want a work organization app, or…
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Five Tips for Employee Engagement in 2020

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As we enter the New Year, many of us optimistically create resolutions for the 12 months ahead.  At the same time, many managers face the task of developing action plans to respond to employee engagement survey results.  Here are five tips for blending New Year’s resolutions and engagement change management: Welcome Employees Back! A lot…
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Employee Engagement: A Case Study

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In this article, we share a case study about an organization that dramatically improved its employee engagement scores related to performance management.  The organization received feedback that high performance was not sufficiently differentiated and acknowledged in the organization, and rewards were not well aligned with performance. First, the management team analyzed the problem. While annual…
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Time Management for the Holiday Season – Starting with WHO

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Many time management techniques, tools and tips start with your calendar and priorities – the goal is to schedule your top priorities, rather than having your calendar drive you. For most of the year, this works well – we have concrete goals to achieve, and limited time to achieve them in. This outcome-based time management…
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