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Collaborate with Remote Employees to Develop Ground Rules

Ground rules enable for consistency among remote employees and are particularly important when employees are in different time zones and must collaborate or exchange information regularly. As a best practice, managers should collaborate with remote employees to develop ground rules. Remote employees who participate in developing ground rules are more likely to adopt those ground […]

3 Tips to Engage Employees in Cross-Functional Projects

Project Charter

Cross-functional projects benefit from getting a diverse group of employees involved in participating on the initiative. The diversity they bring enables for ensuring the project meets the needs of a broader group as well as enables for a better, more successful project overall.

Here are three (3) tips to get employees engaged in cross functional […]

You have to be Professional in the Office

Mini Case Study:

It isn’t necessary to personally like every person you work with, but you must be professional with everyone in the office at all times and function as a member of the team. Consider this situation…

Jessica leads a team of five in the accounting department of a national organization. About six months […]

Regular Communication with Co-Workers

Building Rapport

The ability to communication and collaborate with co-workers above and beyond the normal need to work together is essential. Regularly communicating and collaborating with our peers enables for stronger working relationships and sharing of knowledge and best practices. This enables for solving problems more effectively and creatively as well as reducing conflicts that may arise […]

Setting a Strategic Goal of Cross-Functional Collaboration

Strategic Plan

A mini case study – Part I

A global client of Abudi Consulting Group was interested in setting, as one of their strategic goals for the year, the goal of increased cross-functional and cross-geographical collaboration among all levels of employees. A number of issues over the last few years led the executive leadership team to […]