Finding the Good in Conflict

Finding the Good in Conflict

You don’t have to look very far these days to witness conflict. Topics in the news and in our local communities are evidence of many divisive concerns. Opinions range from one extreme to the other. The layers of tension have been building steadily, especially since COVID drastically changed so many of our normal routines. It’s…

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Relationships Are Built with Time and Effort

It’s the first week of fall and the final week of our formal anniversary celebration. Thank you for joining us in marking 20 years of PeopleSense Consulting. What a wonderful occasion to share with you all! BUT don’t worry, the fun isn’t over yet! We still have one more surprise we’re excited to share. So…

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Accountability in the Workplace Can Be Hard

Accountability in the Workplace Two Paths

One of the toughest decisions a leader makes is taking action when an employee isn’t working out. Maybe the reason is due to inadequate performance or it could be a poor cultural fit. In either case, if appropriate steps have been taken to resolve the issue and lots of support has been given, the right…

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Make Conflict in the Workplace a Catalyst for Change

Addressing Conflict in the Workplace (and out)

“Can a person ever change?” That was the question we kept looping back to in a virtual meeting I held with several managers last week. These seasoned professionals posed the same question multiple times and in various ways. But it all boiled down to the idea of whether conflict in the workplace can truly become…

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4 Powerful Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

Improve Employee Engagement

Managers can be oblivious to the reality of how their staff really feels. If the signs aren’t hitting them squarely between the eyes (and sometimes even when they are), managers can be so fixated on their own story that they think everyone is happy, when in fact, they aren’t. Without paying attention, there’s no way…

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How can you increase your team’s productivity?

Cats Fighting - How to Build a Productive Team

Raise your hand if you think you’re an effective team member. I can visualize nearly every hand in the air. That’s because research recently conducted by Wiley Consumer Insights found that 99% of respondents claim they are effective on a team. But if that’s the case, why don’t we often encounter a highly productive team?…

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Are employee assessments worth it right now?

Struggling employee at home

We’ve all experienced a lot of disruption lately. COVID-19 has changed much about the way we work, but it hasn’t changed everything. In fact, the most valuable resource in any organization remains constant — the people! That can be both good and bad! People have accomplished amazing things during the pandemic We’ve seen how adaptable…

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Employee Engagement — Starts with YOU!

In this month’s Power Hour, the PeopleSense team discusses key findings about Employee Engagement. Team Guru Sheryl Chatham reviews the financial impact and the distractions caused by disengaged employees. Learn three specific ways you can change the level of engagement within your teams. And you might be surprised, it starts with YOU! Our lively conversation…

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Finding connection through isolation

Finding connection through isolation

A new house guest In February, my husband, Pete, and I agreed to foster a dog with separation anxiety. This was new territory to us, but because I worked from home, the local shelter asked if we would be willing to take this on. Mayflower, a 7-year-old mastiff with an overall mellow temperament, suffered panic…

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