Blue Ocean Brain Blog

Finding Balance: Tips for Putting Stress in Its Place

Finding Balance: Tips for Putting Stress in Its Place

Emotional Intelligence, Company Culture, Employee Well-being   — 4 MIN

Developing Soft Skills Can Deliver Hard ROI

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Hybrid Workforce  

3 MIN

When we think about the need for employee education programs, a lot of focus lands on “hard skills” - the abilities employees need to complete their specific jobs. While helping employees maintain...

Autonomy: You want to give it to your employees. But are they ready?

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture  

4 MIN

Most company leaders value employee autonomy and want more of it…but are they providing the tools and training to make it happen? Despite knowing the benefits of having personnel who can work...

Forgiveness vs. Permission: Is There a Third Way?

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

4 MIN

Does your workplace have the kind of culture where employees take initiative with decision-making? Or do employees feel pressure to get permission on how to move forward? Companies want to give...

How to Increase Engagement Through a Culture of Employee Feedback

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

4 MIN

Never underestimate the value of employee engagement. Engagement—a combination of enthusiasm, dedication, and connection—is good for the individual and the company. It leads to job satisfaction,...

The Synergy of Convergent and Divergent Thinking

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

3 MIN

Picture this: the executive in charge of your department calls a meeting to brainstorm ideas to decrease inefficiencies. It’s a quarterly meeting, but nothing ever changes. It’s gotten so bad that...

Empowering the Future: Supporting your Gen Z Workforce

Leadership Development, Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

Predicted to make 27% of the global workforce by 2025 and surpass millennials as the largest generation, Gen Z is increasingly entering the workforce. Their strong sense of personal beliefs and...

Unlocking Innovation: Exploring the Power of Design Thinking

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture  

5 MIN

Design thinking is one of several ways to approach problem-solving and innovation. It’s “the single biggest competitive advantage that you can have if your customers are loyal to you - because if you...

Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

“Psychological safety” has gone from buzzword to mainstream, thanks in part to a massive, two-year study conducted by Google back in 2015. Working from home during the pandemic made nurturing...

How to Run a Team Feedback Session

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

4 MIN

Managers who deliver team feedback to employees quickly and effectively develop more motivated, agile, and loyal teams. Yet a Gallup survey found only 14.5% of leaders feel confident in their ability...

How to Develop Your Personal Leadership Style

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

6 MIN

In today's fast-paced and ever-changing business environment, leaders must be equipped with the skills to navigate complex challenges, build inclusive teams, and drive high performance. Leadership is...

The Benefits of a People-First Learning Ecosystem

Employee Learning & Development, Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

Who are the constituents of your learning ecosystem? Your employees. In today’s world, most employees have overloaded schedules and fatigued brains. Nearly half of the employees surveyed report they...

The Importance of Embracing Neurodiversity

Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development, Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

Stephen Hawking was known for his brilliant mind. It might be tempting to think he embodies some idea of the “right” kind of thinking. You might think you should put all your effort into thinking...

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