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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.

The Big Picture: Trust is the New Employee Experience + 3 Tips to Get Started

Over the past few years, the employee engagement market has slowly but steadily shifted towards the Employee Experience. Companies now understand the importance of winning the talent war as their best competitive advantage. The best experience for employees keeps them engaged, productive, and dedicated to their customers’ satisfaction.

Personality and Leadership

Psalm 8 asks, "What is man, that thou art mindful of him?" The scientist answers, "Man is a product of internal and external forces." Each person is the result of interaction between biological heritage and cultural history. The kind of person you are and what you do depend on both raw material (heredity) and what you do with this raw material (how it is shaped and grown).

An HR Leaders Guide for an “Annus Mirabilis” (Remarkable Year) in a Virtual Workforce

For many leaders, the COVID-19 crisis presented a level of adversity that redefined best practices in traditional, face-to-face HR workforce environments. The rise of the global pandemic happened so fast that many HR leaders were forced to make decisions without the ability to accurately predict the magnitude of the consequences that would follow.

Leadership and Management of Virtual Teams

Preparedness to lead and manage remotely has a positive impact on overall business outcomes like revenue, productivity, and profitability. To be adequately prepared to lead virtual teams, managers need to develop seven core competency areas: team culture, communication management, performance management, conflict management, vision, change management, and learning and development.

Words of Wisdom for Managing Virtual Teams

The Center for the Advancement of Virtual Organizations (CAVO) in the School of Business welcomed Catherine Mattiske as its first Visiting Virtual Expert in 2021.  A leading expert on virtual teams, Catherine is the founder and CEO of TPC, a thought-leader for corporate learning and development, and inventor of the globally acclaimed learning design system, ID9 Intelligent Design.

What the heck is a Cyber Farmer, and how do you sow cyber seeds?

By Max Justice. A Cyber Farmer is a cyber Practioner who promotes the growth of a healthy cyberDNA ecosystem.  #cyberDNA is not a vaccine or wonder drug.  #cyberDNA is an evocative human-centric, human-centered, designed security system crafted...

How to Advance Your Career In Cybersecurity In A Virtual Work Environment

Cyber security has emerged as one of the fastest-growing parts of the overall tech job market. As hackers and cyber criminals continue to attack businesses, companies are determined to hire cyber security professionals to protect their systems. 

Managing stress and burnout in the virtual workplace: Creating a culture of wellness

Carissa Smock, PhD, MPH

Burnout and stress tend to increase when employees are not certain if they are contributing enough and therefore tend to work around the clock. In fact, studies show that people who work from home tend to work more than those in the office. There are however ways to manage and reduce stress and burnout in the virtual workplace by actively working to create a culture of wellness.

 

Maintaining your Health and Wellness While Working/Schooling from Home

The perfect storm occurred in March 2020 and became the pivotal time in our history where businesses and schools closed due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, COVID 19. Employees and students unaccustomed to working or studying remotely found themselves sitting around the dining table or kitchen island, or worse, balancing their laptop...

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