HRDQ Blog

HRDQ has been a leading resource for the training community for over forty years. Facilitators, coaches, consultants, organization development professionals, managers, supervisors and leaders; really anyone who shares our passion for soft-skills training and performance improvement can benefit from our products and services.

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.
Read More

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.
Read More

Training Games: More than Just Fun

Posted by HRDQ on 02/19/2018 to Experiential Learning, Collaboration, Team Building
Hands-on training games are an excellent way to engage participants, make learning active, bring real group dynamics to the surface in a "safe" environment, and drive home key points. Whether you choose to use them as stand-alone learning tools, or as part of a larger training initiative, training games can generate quality results when used properly. But not all training games are created equal. Before you add a training game to your curriculum, consider these points:
Read More

Conflict is everywhere. Here's what you can do about it.

Conflict is present in all aspects of our lives. A person’s personal, professional, and emotional health is greatly affected by how successfully they manage conflict. Some people thrive on it, while others shrink away. No matter what your individual tendencies are, you must understand them in order to interact successfully with others. 
Read More

The Five Behaviors of Successful Change Leaders

If you believe change leadership is just for top execs, think again. In today’s world, even the way change initiatives are executed has been subjected to change. It’s true. What was once the role of senior management is now the day-to-day responsibility of individuals throughout the organization, from the C-level execs at the tip of the pyramid to the frontline employees at the base.
Read More

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.
Read More