Northcentral Insights and Stories

Sep 9 2021
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.
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Aug 31 2021
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
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Aug 30 2021
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!
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Aug 11 2021
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.
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Aug 10 2021
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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