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Change: Is This a Big Deal?

 

Often the by-product of change is made up of power struggles, complaints, alliances, and dysfunctional behaviors.  When it comes to disagreements, arguments, and fights, how does a person figure out, “what’s a big deal?”

During times of change, systems are influx and communications are strained.  Often when people are under stress, everything takes on a symbolic hue.  What normally would […]

Change: Is This a Big Deal?2019-02-01T07:46:18-05:00

Cross-Cultural Communication: Isn’t It About Time?

You have probably noticed, personally and professionally, that some people arrive five or ten minutes early for appointments. Some people arrive twenty to thirty minutes later than scheduled. It could be a cross-cultural communication issue.

Cultures organize time and space differently. A researcher named Edward Hall categorizes cultures as either monochronic or polychronic.

Monochronic orientations emphasize schedules, […]

Cross-Cultural Communication: Isn’t It About Time?2016-12-28T16:51:36-05:00

Intercultural Communication: What About Power Distance?

As I have gotten older, I have noticed that some of my college students see me as just this old guy that has read a few books. I feel little status. However, some of my other students thank me for sharing my knowledge and ideas, and recognize and support my status.

I have a hunch this […]

Intercultural Communication: What About Power Distance?2016-12-28T16:51:36-05:00

Employee Engagement: What Are The Benefits of Employee Engagement?

You may have great benefits at work such as health, dental and disability.

Depending on your job or industry, it may seem hard to really see or measure the benefits of employee engagement. It may just be a feeling we have.

However, this is what we do know. An […]

Employee Engagement: What Are The Benefits of Employee Engagement?2016-12-28T16:51:36-05:00

Employee Engagement: What is Employee Engagement?

You have probably heard a lot about employee engagement. Employee engagement is the result from creating a workplace that has fostered conditions for members of an organization to have the genuine desire to give their best effort everyday.

Employees are committed to the organization’s values and goals. Members are motivated to contribute to organizational […]

Employee Engagement: What is Employee Engagement?2016-12-28T16:51:36-05:00
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