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Starting Fresh to Push Beyond DEI Fatigue

Starting Fresh to Push Beyond DEI Fatigue

Leadership Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being   — 3 MIN

How to Build Leaders Who Give Inclusive Feedback

Leadership Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

3 MIN

Feedback has always been an essential component of a functioning team. More than checking a team’s “pulse,” feedback helps leaders identify issues, encourage positive behavior, foster growth, and...

Actionable Ways Employees Can Support DEI

Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

3 MIN

Over the past few years, a new C-suite role has emerged—CDO, or Chief Diversity Officer. They are responsible for helping companies further their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. And...

Managing vs. Leading -  What's the Difference?

Leadership Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

Are you a leader? A manager? Both? Neither? Some think managing and leading are the same. If you are managing people, are you also leading them? Maybe, but maybe not. Others think management should...

7 Strategies to Improve the Onboarding Experience

Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

2 MIN

From the impacts of the Great Resignation to navigating a growing need for flexible hours and hybrid schedules, organizations face many challenges in retaining their employees. A common solution to...

How to Make Unplugging Part of Your Company Culture

Leadership Development, Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

With hybrid work, the lines between work and home have gotten blurred. With many people trading their hour-long commute for the distance between their bedroom and kitchen table and the impacts of...

Branch Out: Innovative L&D Program Powering a People Promise

Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Blue Ocean Brain News  

4 MIN

Ciena, an American telecommunications networking equipment and software company, needed a new learning tool to support their people and make it easy and enjoyable to access learning and development...

7 Skills Your Emerging Leader Development Program Must Build

Leadership Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

Leadership in today’s world of work may be more challenging than ever before, from navigating hybrid work schedules to living through a pandemic. It’s simply not enough to be an effective...

How Nudge Theory Drives Learner Engagement and Culture Change

Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture  

4 MIN

We use nudges all the time in our personal lives to change behavior.   You might use a physical nudge when you want to get your partner’s attention. You might use a digital nudge when you’ve sent an...

Building Resilient Teams in the Hybrid Workplace

Leadership Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

These days, your employees have a lot on their shoulders. From balancing work and hybrid schedules for themselves and their families to staying healthy during a pandemic, several tasks compete for...

How Self-Directed Learning Can Boost the Employee Experience

Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture  

4 MIN

Today’s work environment is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. With hybrid work, the Great Resignation, and the ongoing stressors of navigating through a pandemic, employees have a lot to...

Supporting Immunocompromised Employees in 2022

Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

By: Blue Ocean Brain writer and contributor Martha Burwell Many health officials are predicting that we’ll see the Covid-19 pandemic shift to endemic status this year. Endemic is defined as a disease...

Nurturing your Hybrid Team: Leading with Fairness and Understanding

Leadership Development, Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture  

4 MIN

Many of us are in a flex situation as employees venture from their home offices back to the office, transition to staying home full time, or split the difference by working a few days in both....

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