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Diversity and Inclusion in the Virtual Workplace

We are amid a new reality for our world. With COVID-19 hitting the scene and changing the scope of how we work; we must continue to acknowledge the importance of creating and accessing a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) policy in the virtual workplace.

Diversity is the characteristics and attributes that make individuals different, where inclusion is the social standards and behaviors that help people feel accepted.

Security Considerations for Remote Work

If you have suddenly begun working from home, there are undoubtedly many unique issues that have surfaced for you in recent weeks. You are likely trying to figure out where to carve out a dedicated workspace in your home, how to minimize background noise during web conferences, and ways to prevent personal distractions from diverting your attention. If you have children who are also transitioning to a remote format for school, there is the added responsibility of juggling the supervision of their schedules, schoolwork, and meals.

Virtual Diversity: Is This a Thing?

In a word? Yes, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are top of the to-do list in most organizations these days. The recent emphasis on having a diverse and inclusive work environment is driven, in part, by social movements in the US and across the globe. The COVID-19 virus changed the way businesses operate; many of us are working from home now.

Why I Teach – Connecting with Students Around the World

I have been teaching at Northcentral University since 2008, and I love my job! My #1 reason for teaching with Northcentral University for the previous 12 years is professional satisfaction. Teaching online provides the opportunity to teach students from multiple time zones across the world without having to travel. There’s no time wastage, and with asynchronous learning, teachers and students can work from home with flexible schedules.

8 Principals for Nurturing a Culture of Organizational Success

“The Leader’s Guide to Corporate Culture,” an article in the Harvard Business Review, states that “strategy and culture are among the primary levers at top leaders’ disposal in their never-ending quest to maintain organizational viability and effectiveness.” At Northcentral University, we view culture as answering “why” and “how,” which sets strategy. The why at NCU is always our students. The how is where our culture becomes especially important. Our culture, our “how,” is based on eight principles.

Why I Teach: Working with Students and Faculty Alike

Linda D. Bloomberg, EdD

Associate Director Faculty Support and Development
Full Professor, School of Education

I have worked at NCU since 2013. Teaching doctoral students and working with dissertation students in particular is a highlight of my work here. As associate director of faculty support and development for the School of Education, I coach our faculty on applying NCU’s one-to-one pedagogical model “Teaching through Engagement.”

The New Age of Accountability and Trust in the Twilight Zone

The year of 2020 must be the closest I will ever get to living in the twilight zone.  My children cannot go to school.  They have school in our home in their pajamas.  My staff and I do not report to the office daily.  We go to the office about once a week and get the items we need for the following week.  The front door of the office is always locked.  After unlocking the door, we are no longer greeted by dear Ms.

American Women in Business Day

What does it take to be successful as a woman in the workplace? On American Women in Business Day, leadership development expert Dr. Randee Sanders offers these tips. Randee is the Associate Director of Faculty Support and Development in the NCU School of Business, and she’s an active member of the American Business Women’s Association.

Women have to be proactive to succeed in the workplace. Here are 10 tips for women to be successful in the workplace:

Developing Trust and Accountability in Virtual Teams: Why it Matters

After state restrictions due to Covid-19 began to be lifted in the summer of 2020, a small publishing company in the Midwest directed their employees to return to work in the office. For nearly six months, the employees had been working from home. As far as their work tasks, the employees, as writers and editors, were very pleased to have the opportunity to work virtually. It spoiled them quite a bit, as they experienced a nice dollar savings, and time saved from their previous work commute. Production of work was seamlessly accomplished and deadlines were always met.

Remote Workers - You Can Trust Them?

By:  Dr. Jeffrey Belsky, NCU

It is true times that times have significantly changed over the last six months. What once was considered taboo to have a significant number of employees working remotely has dynamically switched to organizations implementing remote workplaces as a strategic course of survivability.  The norm has changed – organizations need to prepare!

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