Five Steps to Minimize Chaos and Increase Business Productivity

The world of work is always going through transformation, and the last few years have been those of profound and exponential changes to our work realities. While every organization may be dealing with a different set of priorities and challenges, the concept of effectiveness can never lose its shine in …

Five Aspects of Collaboration Styles that Boost Team Productivity

Five Aspects of Collaboration Styles that Boost Team Productivity We’re in for the long haul to restore all-round health, folks. The coronavirus pandemic isn’t a sprint anymore but a marathon. The current landscape feels like we’re all in the Iditarod – no normal marathon but a month-long race across the frozen tundra, …

Maintaining Productivity Through the Riptide of COVID

“The power we discover inside ourselves as we survive a life-threatening experience can be utilized equally well outside of crisis, too. I am, in every moment, capable of mustering the strength to survive again—or of tapping that strength in other good, productive, healthy ways.” ~Michele Rosenthal Maintaining Productivity Through the …

Adaptability in the Workplace

Cross-pollinate talents and personalities for an adaptable workplace Work and workspaces are certainly interesting “places” these days. My network connections and the mentors and mentees I am speaking with tell me of mass resignations and small rebellions at work – some large departments losing 30% of their workforce; people pushing …

Focus on Results, Not Process, for Hybrid Work Success

With the COVID-19 pandemic entering a fourth wave and the future uncertain, people want certainty more than ever. Believe me when I say that’s definitely true in business environments. I mentioned in a previous Pollinate article that process-driven environments are becoming obsolete in a world that is adjusting to hybrid …

Mentorship definitions, benefits and best practices

A strong mentorship program is critical to the success of any organization, especially in challenging times. Research shows that mentorship programs contribute directly to effective knowledge, talent and culture strategies, with a return on investment that exceeded 1,000% in one U.S. study. “Mentoring increases knowledge sharing, and promotes feelings of …

Ecosystem engagement for resilience in a changing world

The pandemic caught many of us in the swirl of pushing to be more lean and agile. We had been looking to trim the fat, so to speak. And then came a long cold hard winter. Many of the ways we had assumed stability and optimized our businesses based on …