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Discover the Most Important Skills for Supervisors: Attend Our Upcoming Webinar

Posted by HRDQ on 04/20/2018 to Supervisor Skills
Great supervisor skills are essential for anyone who wants to inspire and lead their team to success. If a supervisor has poor skills, they will likely fail not only themselves but their team and organization as well. Supervisors are responsible for getting work done through others and they are the front-line leaders who influence service and quality.
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Learn Your Communication Style from 'The Office' Characters

Posted by HRDQ on 04/05/2018 to Communication
Have you ever wondered what kind of communicator you are? Knowing which type you are can help improve your working relationships with others, which leads to a happier workplace. The following are the types of communicators:
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Learning to Collaborate with Nontraditional Officemates

Posted by HRDQ on 04/03/2018
I work from home and my "officemates" are the coolest. But they aren’t always the best collaborators. As I’ve used the Interpersonal Influence Inventory for years, I’ve started to notice that my four officemates exhibit the four styles perfectly:
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Diversity is More Than a Buzzword

Posted by HRDQ on 03/28/2018 to Diversity
According to Merriam-Webster, diversity is the condition of having or being composed of differing elements; the inclusion of different types of people (such as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization; and an instance of being composed of differing qualities. Even with the popularity of diversity-driven initiatives at work, and the continued focus of diversity & inclusion (D&I) at organizations that’s reported in the media, it’s more than just a buzzword. It’s an essential element to a successful company.
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Five Ways to Improve Communications in the Workplace

Posted by HRDQ on 03/14/2018 to Communication, Collaboration
Great communication is an essential ingredient for a collaborative, efficient organization. But with many different personalities working together, sometimes the act of communicating can be harder than it seems. Eighty-six percent of corporate executives, employees and educators say that ineffective communications is a large reason for failures in the workplace, according to Salesforce. Don’t let this happen to your company. Below are five ways you can improve your office communication style and help your team become stronger and more successful.
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The Positive Effects of Diversity – Why it Matters

Posted by HRDQ on 03/07/2018 to Diversity
Working in a diverse environment can have many positive effects on employees and leaders; yet these outcomes aren’t always so obvious.
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Can your team building training handle the Zombie Outbreak?

Posted by HRDQ on 02/26/2018 to Team Building
Zombie Outbreak is an exciting simulation that gives participants the opportunity to practice decision making and team synergy through concensus decision making. An impending zombie attack calls for the group to work together to make the best possible decisions. While not usually life or death, there are times when employees need to make decisions as part of a team. Zombie Outbreak will help teams understand the value of synergy and learn how to conduct positive, productive conversations that lead to effective decisions under pressure.
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How a Company saved $1 Million on Staff Training Costs by Using HRDQ’s Reproducible Training Library

Posted by HRDQ on 02/19/2018 to Return on Investment (ROI)
By Belinda Sharr The Increase in Training… and Costs The Staff Development Unit at the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation and California Correctional Health Care Services recently recognized the need to provide quality training sessions for their staff — yet they had the challenge of implementing an effective training program within a reasonable budget. 
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The Right and Wrong Way to Collaborate

Posted by HRDQ on 02/19/2018 to Collaboration
To Collaborate or Not to Collaborate? That is the Question. There's always been a lot of buzz about the benefits of collaboration. But before you assume collaboration is the best strategy for executing organizational goals and objectives, consider this: there's a right way to collaborate and a wrong way to collaborate. And sometimes, collaboration is the wrong strategy altogether. Successful collaboration requires a combination of the appropriate situation, a well-developed skill set, and an open mind. So how can you determine with confidence when—and if—to choose this approach as a means to achieving your goals? Let's start with the need for collaboration.
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How Changing the Culture of Management Can Change the Organization

Posted by HRDQ on 02/19/2018 to Leadership
By Gary Turner A Changing Management Culture The rise of matrix management is rooted in three workplace trends that have developed over the last few decades. Workforce globalization demands that a manager be able to juggle employees in different time zones and cultures. Customer insistence requires managers to balance taking action and planning while listening to customers, who have more access to the product development process than ever before. And technology fluctuation challenges managers to assess which new tools will contribute to business success. 
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