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Searching for Solace

November 5, 2014
Collaborative office spaces may be the trend today, but with a large sector of the workforce identifying as introverted, there’s a need for peace and quiet, too.
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How Do We Get People to Accept Working Apart?

August 18, 2014

How do I help my managers overcome the idea that people have to work in physical proximity to each other to be productive? They insist that most jobs require close exchange of information and collaboration.

—Trapped in the Past, senior vice president of human resources, nonprofit, Baltimore


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How Do We Evaluate Social Learning Platforms?

May 12, 2014

We have been moving slowly to integrate social learning in our LMS. We want to include tools that boost the nature of collaboration among our workers, especially among those who are stationed remotely. How do we evaluate social learning platforms to find the best match? How heavily should we rely on employee feedback?

 — Socializing at Work, vice president of talent, manufacturing, New York


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How Do We Develop a New Generation?

February 11, 2014

Our company soon must replace a number of senior-level boomers nearing retirement. How do we develop younger high potentials to take over as senior executives? Does it take a different approach than we used in years past?

— Our Future Is Our Past, senior organizational development officer, financial services, Gaithersburg, Maryland


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Company as Kin

January 5, 2014
There is growing interest in a lasting, reciprocal — familial — relationship with workers. And it could mean good things all around.
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Team Coaching for Highly Motivated Employees

October 15, 2013

Our employees often work in teams, executing projects or drumming up innovation. How valuable is it for us to implement coaching for these folks who are already highly motivated? We were considering some type of "team coaching," although we don't really know if such an animal exists.

—Pleased with Our Employees, but not Complacent, engineering/architectural, Washington, D.C.


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