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Reopening and Recreating Informal Communication

Reopening announcements are generally being met with enthusiasm from employees. Coffee, bagels, pizza! There are also some new things to figure out. For many organizations, reopening means adopting a hybrid model in which some employees will work entirely in-person, some will work entirely remotely, and some will split their time. Just as we had to reformulate our communication when we all moved to working remotely, we now have to recraft our workplace communications to enable effective communications across workplaces.

Read 3 Ways to Encourage Informal Communication in a Hybrid Workplace.

Virtual team

Help Your Remote Teams to Fail Faster

A study of 5,250 teams found that remote teams were more efficient than co-located teams, but only when the project was successful.  Co-located teams were better at abandoning a failing project, while remote teams tended to hang on too long.

Read Research: Dispersed Teams Succeed Fast, Fail Slow .

Skill Gap

Re-boarding Your Teams

If your project teams have been on a hiatus, a bit of atrophy in their skill sets is normal. Be sure to make learning tools accessible and provide some time to brush up on project tools and soft skills.

Read How to Address Worker Skill Gaps in the Return to Work .



Mapping Your Workflows

NEW! Summer Master Series 1: June 23 & 30

Take some time to refresh your process mapping skills with our new Master Series. Your package includes two live sessions, a short online course, and EngineRoom software to practice. $150

See details and register for Mapping Your Workflows.

Virtual SimCamp

SimCamp for Trainers - June 3, 10, & 17

Final call! Register today to attend one or all of the sessions to learn more about our training simulations. These virtual sessions will provide an introduction to ways your students can practice applying Lean methods and DMAIC.

Sign up to attend SimCamp.

Executive Certificate in Data Science

NEW! Executive Certificate in Data Science

Feel like data is coming at you from all sides? Join us for this 7-week program to learn the basics of machine learning and big data, as applied to process improvement challenges. Offered virtually.

See the details of this certificate program offered in partnership with Notre Dame.


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