Below you’ll find practical advice on subjects ranging from personal productivity to organizational culture, regularly updated.

Redefining “The Great Resignation”

By CI Team : 02-08-2022

Employees across the country are leaving their jobs at historic levels. In fact, more than 4.5 million employees exited the workforce in November 2021. Unemployment rates are also dropping, though, declining to 3.9% in December 2021. How can resignations increase, while at the same time, unemployment decrease? Many experts believe that workers are seeking more satisfying employment opportunities that fit their lifestyles and goals and are turning to alternative employment models....

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Creating Success in the Hybrid Workplace

By CI Team : 12-09-2021

Remote work is now proven to be efficient, effective, and realistic for many organizations. Before the world changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations expected most of their employees to work in a traditional office, with remote work being the exception. Now, hybrid workplaces are becoming commonplace. In fact, in Gallup’s September update of its monthly employee trends reported that 45% of full-time U.S. employees are continuing to work remotely at least part of the time....

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Maintaining – and Enhancing – Productivity in a Telework Environment

By CI Team : 03-20-2020

Have you found yourself wondering lately:

Can I effectively lead my team when we’re exclusively teleworking?
Can I be fully productive in a telework environment?
How do I stay connected to remote colleagues and work collaboratively?
How do I run an effective on-line meeting?

COVID-19 is having a significant impact on our personal and professional lives....

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Trends in Employee Engagement

By CI Team : 08-20-2019

What we learned from listening in 2018

By Terri Harrell, M.A.

A couple months ago, while working with a top leadership team in the Federal Sector, I had an “ah ha” moment relating to how leaders view engagement....

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Make Your Meeting Worth the Time

By CI International : 08-07-2018

“I wish we had more meetings around here.”
-Said no one, ever

It’s a lot more likely that you and your colleagues often wish for fewer meetings. But of course, the real issue is not how many meetings we have, but how many meetings are actually worth the time spent. Here are three tips for making your meetings effective:...

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Empowering Ourselves and Others Through Effective Delegation

By CI International : 06-26-2018

Although she’d been in management roles for several years, and was considered a strong and capable leader, Mary often found delegation to be both challenging and frustrating. “I know I’m coming across as a micro-manager sometimes, but it seems if I don’t spell it out step-by-step things just don’t get done”, she shared with her mentor Joan. “And, if I give people free rein to use their initiative I get results that look wonderful but are so far beyond the practical that I end up having to tell people “no”. I need everyone to be on their “A-game” these days, and it’s just not happening. Frankly, everyone in my division, from me on down, is getting frustrated and I’m starting to see people disengage. I’m worried and need some help.”...

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An Integrated Approach to Blended Learning

By CI International : 05-15-2018

By Terri Harrell, M.A.

One of the biggest challenges to the success of a blended learning program is that it be experienced as one program rather than multiple components.

Each component needs to build off the one before, skills need to be linked and reinforced, and participants need to be mapped into where they’ve been, where they are, and where they are going....

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