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Twenty Ways to Improve a Virtual Business Meeting

by Regina Clark - on Monday, June 08, 2020
Twenty Ways to Improve a Virtual Business Meeting

 

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43 Tips for Managers

by Regina Clark - on Thursday, March 12, 2020
43 Tips for Managers

  

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Management Best Practices - The Daily Huddle

by Regina Clark - on Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Management Best Practices - The Daily Huddle

  

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Five Tips for Creating a Great Workplace in 2020

by Regina Clark - on Monday, January 06, 2020
Five Tips for Creating a Great Workplace in 2020

If you stop and think about what goes into making a workplace great, it’s not that complicated. Here are five must haves for making a great workplace.

#1 - Hire the right leaders with the right vision. The right leader is experienced, passionate, committed, enthusiastic and dead on when it comes to having a vision for the organization. Steve Jobs had a clear cut vision for Apple; he was passionate about creating a computer that would change the world! Jobs wasn’t always the easiest person to work with, many of his employees characterized him as volatile, but his passion and commitment to Apple was never in question.

#2 - Hire the right people. The right person for the job is not always the easiest person to find, especially if there is a shortage of qualified candidates. The right person has the appropriate skills, experience and education to perform the job as well as the potential to grow and the enthusiasm to make a difference. The right employee is a highly engaged employee, not just someone who shows up to collect a paycheck.

#3 – Once you have the right people on board, take care of them by providing:

  • Training and development opportunities
  • Fair compensation & competitive benefits packages
  • Reward & recognition programs
  • A motivating work environment

#4 - Consistently exceed your customer’s expectations by offering quality products and services at the right prices. In order to stay in business, you have to delight your customers!

#5 –Communicate constantly with your employees, customers, vendors and suppliers using a variety of methods. People want to know what is going on!

 

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40 Things You Should Not Do at Work

by Regina Clark - on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
40 Things You Should Not Do at Work

When I facilitate training, my participants share all kinds of stories with me. I can't make this stuff up!  

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Ten Tips for Leading a Multigenerational, Culturally Diverse, Remote Workforce

by Regina Clark - on Thursday, October 04, 2018
Ten Tips for Leading a Multigenerational, Culturally Diverse, Remote Workforce

Today’s workforce is very different than the workforce of twenty years ago.There are five generations working side by side. Each generation has different expectations, values and work styles. Traditionalists and baby boomers prefer face to face communication while millennials prefer email and texting. In addition to a wide variety of ages, the workforce is also culturally diverse, globally aware and select employees are working remotely.
 

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Making the Most of Your Diverse Workforce

by Regina Clark - on Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Making the Most of Your Diverse Workforce

Today's workforce is made up of five unique generations; Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y (Millennial) and Generation Z. According to the Department of Labor, Millennial will be the largest generation in the workforce by 2020. Thousands of Baby Boomers are retiring every day. Each generation has their preferred way of communicating, their own values, and their own rules for what is appropriate behavior at work. Traditionalists and Baby Boomers are very comfortable with chain of command thinking at work, Millennial not so much.  Last week during a management training program, a manager shared with me that one of his employees texted him to ask for a raise. Can you even imagine sending a text to your boss to ask for a raise? That sounded so strange to me, but I am a Baby Boomer, not a Millennial. Baby Boomers prefer face to face communication. I would have walked into to my bosses office and asked for a raise. Millennials prefer electronic communication.  

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Move Out of Your Comfort Zone to Soar

by Regina Clark - on Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Move Out of Your Comfort Zone to Soar

 
   

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The Power of We

by Regina Clark - on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Power of We

Most employers would love for their employees to behave as if they were part of a high-performance team. A team who shares the same goals, supports each other, resolves conflict in a timely manner and has each other's back. One of the easiest ways to be perceived as a team player instead of an individual contributor is to adjust your language. Instead of saying, I did this and I need that replace the I with we - we need this and we need that to complete the project on time. It’s such a small change that can have a huge impact.When I think of a high performance work team, a NASCAR pit crew comes to mind. Everyone in the pit crew has a specific job to perform using specific tools but no one job is more important than the other. The power of the team is that they function as we instead of me.
 

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Six Sigma Speaking

by Regina Clark - on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Six Sigma Speaking

  

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