Category: Training & Teambuilding

Does Conflict Improve Decision-Making?

Does a collaborative environment require team interactions to be harmonious? Can good decisions even be made in an environment where everyone is supportive, in agreement and non-confrontational? Conversely, does friction and disagreement improve decision-making or hinder it?

Conflict Resolution for a Politically Polarized Workforce

We’ve seen sharp polarization of political beliefs in universities and the public at large to the point where groups simply shout at each other with no ability to listen. This becomes a problem when it bleeds into the organization.

Learning & Development: The Advantages of Being a Slow Learner

Do you feel like a slow learner? Is it a good or bad thing? Is there a deep lesson in this topic that can affect how we approach leadership development?

Resilience: A Teachable Skill for Navigating Change

Persevering in the face of adversity is critical to getting ahead. It has the power to take us farther than IQ, education or experience alone. It’s applicable across all roles and all lines of business in every industry around the world. And yet, we don’t spend nearly enough time developing resilience in our workforce.

Are You Prepared For Change?

Change is constant and occurs whether we like it or not. Understanding its components on a personal level can help us translate that understanding to the organizational level; an important thing as organizational change typically affects many different areas of that organization. Maybe even more important is the effect that change has on the individuals within the organization, and the impact the change has on them.

Apprenticeship Programs Fuel Employee Experience: Much to Learn From “Made in the Trade”

As spotlighted during my recent judging experience with the 2017 Small Business BC Awards, apprenticeship programs provide a great example of formal talent management in practice, demonstrating as they do the power of experience, the path of potential, and the ultimate productivity which results.

Are Your Newest Hires Trained to Work Safe?

As a supervisor or manager, making sure new employees are familiar with onsite safety procedures and work practices can be an important place to start with your new or young workers.

Orbital learning rather than linear learning

If you’ve ever designed a training program you’ll understand the pressure to have it go from A to B to C in a logical linear way. This works well for subjects that are logical and linear. Is management like that? Not very often.