Productive Conflict in the Remote Workplace

Have you found it harder to engage in productive conflict since working remotely?

Avoiding tension, conflict, and difficult conversations can stunt a team’s growth, especially when the groundwork of trust—where mistakes can be made, forgiveness is granted, and our vulnerabilities aren’t used against us—has eroded or, worse, never existed from the start.

Whether it’s holding someone accountable or sharing that you don’t feel heard, when we lack that interpersonal foundation of trust to stand on, we find it more difficult to do the hard, but necessary, work of being an effective team member.

Check out the latest eBook from The Five Behaviors to learn more about the challenges faced by virtual teams and to learn three strategies for developing an effective virtual team culture: MDR: The Five Behaviors

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The Policies Every Organization Should Consider to Minimize Employee Stress

For its latest eBook, How to Navigate the Great Resignation, Wiley asked questions about what policies organizations have in place and examined the impact that those policies have on reported stress levels. They discovered some compelling insights about which organizational policies have the biggest impact on lowering employee stress levels.

One of these policies is Additional PTO & Mental Health Days.
32% of people surveyed currently experience this benefit.
The pandemic highlighted mental health in the workforce in a way we’ve never seen before. According to Wiley’s research, providing additional PTO and mental health days had the strongest impact on lowering stress levels for employees at the height of the pandemic and continues to play an important role in lowering stress moving forward, so it’s surprising that only 32% of respondents said their company modified this policy.

This means organizations that actively prioritize, discuss, and cater to its employees’ mental health moving forward will be in a better position to retain and attract top talent.

Reflect on if your organization implemented or updated this policy in the last year. Want more info on the research? Request your free copy of the eBook from us: www.mdr4you.com

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Giving attention to mental health greatly impacts an organization's culture.

The Critical Nature of Effective Teamwork Skills

Teams are comprised of individuals, each of whom needs the skills to make effective teamwork a success. Sounds obvious, but that’s why it’s so critical for everyone to have a clear picture of what individuals and teams are experiencing—and why every leader must foster a culture of effective teamwork in their organization.

It’s astonishing to think that some teams are able to be successful despite poor teamwork. Imagine what is possible when teams achieve true cohesion!

So how do you close the virtual teamwork skills gap in your organization? Reach out to us for your copy of the latest white paper from The Five Behaviors®, or sign up for a free showcase: The Five Behaviors Virtual Showcase

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Closing the Virtual Teamwork Skills Gap

The People Parts: Hiring and Retaining Talent

Why is hiring the best people and retaining existing talent so elusive?

Without the right tools, or the right data, making objective hiring decisions can be daunting, and wrong decisions (including putting the right people in the wrong roles) can cause issues that extend beyond the people part of your organization.

Check out PXT Select’s newest eBook, The State of Hiring, to learn more and find solutions to your hiring woes. #GetTools #CallMe

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57% of Hiring Managers find increasing employee retention difficult to achieve.

Work/Life Imbalance Causes High Stress in Teams

Although the massive transformation in work environments over the last year and a half should have made for better work/life balance in theory, that’s not exactly how it has played out.

Whether it is a full-on return to the office, a hybrid approach, or something entirely different, these constant changes, paired alongside the extreme stress of the last year+, have caused many people to feel a little out of balance.

And as you can imagine, having a bunch of employees who feel as though their work/life balance is off means that your organization is likely suffering the consequences.

Reach out to us to get your copy of Keep Your People: How to Navigate The Great Resignation, the latest eBook from Everything DiSC.

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78% of people are experiencing elevated stress levels.

Using PXT Select to Avoid Talent Mistakes

Have you considered using as assessment tool for things like team design, at your organization’s inception? Or how about for succession planning, when it’s time to pass the baton?

Making the wrong talent decision hurts, always. By providing reliable, objective, and accurate data, the PXT Select assessment allows your organization to hire and engage productive employees with confidence. As a “full person” assessment, it measures how well an individual fits specific jobs by assessing their Cognitive Ability, Behavioral Traits, and Interests. This tool can be used from entry-level employees all the way to the top.

Read more and request your copy of PXT Select’s recent State of Hiring White Paper: MDR: PXT Select Solutions

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The Impact of Making Poor Talent Decisions

Create a Culture of DiSC as a Certified Workplace Facilitator

Do you already use DiSC in your organizational operations and/or as part of your onboarding practices? What if you could facilitate DiSC yourself, in house?

Online courses for the next Everything DiSC Workplace Certification start on September 14. Discover how to apply the Everything DiSC Workplace reports to daily interactions, and be able to customize the Everything DiSC Workplace program to meet the specific needs of YOUR organization. Plus a lot more!

Become fluent in the language of DiSC as a certified facilitator, right now: MDR: Everything DiSC Workplace Facilitator Certification

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Spotting and Solving Job Fit Challenges

How do you spot a job fit challenge?

Let’s say your issue is that performance has decreased.
Solution: If it’s clear that the employee can be a star performer, identify a job that will challenge them. Hopefully, the change of pace will be exactly what the employee needs to return to their previous level of engagement.

What if your employees have an increase in their skill sets and you worry their positions might end up boring them?
Solution: Instead of losing your employees to other companies once they receive more education, identify open positions you have that will match their new skill sets.

Optimizing talent in your organization is an important objective, and it’s one that is always changing. The types of people you hire, develop, and promote should represent different skill sets, backgrounds, and levels of expertise to fulfill the various roles that make up your company. #JobFitMatters

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Right Person. Right Chair.

Everything DiSC Continued Education

Each Everything DiSC on Catalyst learning experience starts with our best-selling Everything DiSC Workplace® application. From there, learners can continue their DiSC journey with Everything DiSC® Agile EQ™.

Have you already become familiar with your DiSC style, but maybe you’re interested in continuing your DiSC education?

Agile EQ, for instance, can help you learn to recognize opportunities to stretch beyond what comes naturally to you, and gain actionable strategies to become more agile in your approach to social and emotional situations. MDR: Everything DiSC Agile EQ

Learn more about all the DiSC solutions: MDR: Everything DiSC Solutions

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Replicating Your Top Performers

It’s easy to recognize top performers when you see them in action or review their numbers. The challenge is in understanding what makes these individuals successful and in ensuring future candidates share these success factors.

It IS possible to replicate your top people by using some simple steps. Like:
1. Identify and Assess Top Performers
– Use PXT Select to outline the behaviors, traits, and attributes
most important to you.
2. Create a Performance Model
– Build a performance model to leverage the best attributes that
distinguish top performers in your organization.

What’s #3?
Learn more: Request your copy of the PXT Select Job Fit Journal.

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Using PXT Select to replicate your top performers is a game changer.