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Cybersecurity Awareness Month

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and NCU’s cybersecurity experts are here with a few tips for safe activities online and on your phone. Special thanks to Frank Appunn, Program Lead - Master of Science Cybersecurity.

Much better passwords that you can remember.

Tough passwords for computers can be easier for people. Example: bicyclenailhousebaby

3 Ways to Boost Human Connection in a Virtual Work or Virtual Learning Environment

It’s relatively easy for companies to leverage virtual tools that help with instant messaging, emailing, and assigning projects. For the most part, that’s what the majority of interactions in virtual settings have become: the nuts and bolts of tasks and project assignments. That’s because this is what ensures profit is being turned and paychecks are being sent out. It came first in a physical work environment, and it continues to come first in a virtual environment as well.

How to Create Accountability in Virtual Teams Without Micromanaging

Abou Kassoum O. is a Marketing & CSR, and Marketing Fundamentals Professor at the International School of Economic & Administrative Sciences (EICEA), University of La Sabana, Colombia. A business and marketing Consultant, Abou is an international speaker, trainer, coach, and author of The Habits of Successful Students. He is also the Global A-Talks & Training Manager at AIESEC Alumni International.

The Doctoral Psychology Program at Northcentral University is a non-clinical program. So what does that actually mean?

The Doctoral Psychology Program at Northcentral University is a non-clinical program. So what does that actually mean?

Multimedia Design Principles Part 1: Keep it Simple

Raise your hand if you have created more training videos, more PowerPoint presentations, or more online course modules in the last year than ever before? As I suspected. OK, you can all put your hands down. So, let me ask you this question. How do you ensure your final product becomes an effective learning resource?

The Value of an Applied Masters in Technology Management

In April, the School of Technology completed a major revision in our Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM). Building on the success of the previous degree, we looked at areas where we could improve, to ensure students received a quality education—an education that was steeped in best practices.

Tips for Demonstrating EI in the Remote World of Work

People who have worked globally have long understood the dynamics of working in a remote capacity. They have had the opportunity to practice over time and perfect techniques that have made them effective in working this way. We should remember that becoming proficient at something takes dedicated effort, practice, feedback, commitment, and mindfulness. All of us can raise our EI when working remotely if we take an inventory of our skills and then isolate areas for improvement. It isn’t difficult work but rather disciplined work. What will you do today to improve YOUR emotional intelligence?

Steps to Improve Psychological Safety in a Virtual Team

Psychological safety has been a popular concept in the business press lately, particularly after the Google internal study of teams highlighted this as a key characteristic of high-performance teams. Many managers ask – how do we foster psychological safety, particularly in a virtual team? Fortunately, I interviewed a team in which psychological safety improved during the pandemic!

The Post-pandemic Hybrid Office

On March 11, 2020, The World Health organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. This caused businesses around the world to suddenly move into the virtual office having employees work from home (WFH). It was soon discovered that many companies lacked a continuance plan to keep their business fully operational should they not be able to go back to the office.

To Go Hybrid or Not? The Human Nature Behind the Question

I’m not a psychologist, though I do moonlight as an armchair therapist. My bookshelf is stocked with psychology textbooks, my conversations littered with references to Carl Jung. I toyed with the idea of returning to school to get a PhD in psychology, but instead, landed on writing about the future of work and organizational design—with a side of psychoanalyzing.

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