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tearing down silos

Stop Trying to Tear Down My Silo

“Tear down silos!” “Let’s silo smash!” “Break down those walls!” These are passionate phrases I’ve heard repeatedly when it comes to employee engagement and change management, in a perceived effort to improve an organization by fostering collaboration and understanding through HULK SMASH language. I frequently used these phrases myself, in an effort to demonstrate my …

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don't be remote to your workers

How to Engage with your Remote Employees

If anything a global pandemic has taught us, is the importance of engaging with our staff, especially remote employees. A pandemic certainly changes the way we work, but it shouldn’t change prioritizing the employee experience and maintaining relationships with them. It just might look different. In this “new normal,” stress and mental health have been …

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building blocks for great employees

12 Traits of a Great Social Media Customer Service Star

“In many ways, effective communication begins with mutual respect, communication that inspires, and encourages others to do their best.”– Zig Ziglar To  successfully embrace social media customer service, the focus of your interactions need to be far more in the intent and use of the tool than the tool itself and its features. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram …

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executive buy-in

How to Inspire Executives to Prioritize Customers

How can you convince a C-suite executive to put their money where their proverbial mouth is and really, truly invest in customer-centricity? To actually show, and not just tell, everyone they listen and and improve their organization to help their customers. It is fairly common sense that for an organization to be healthy and have …

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