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Setting a Strategic Goal of Cross-Functional Collaboration

Mini Case Study – Wrap Up

My readers who have been with me for a while may recall a three-part client case study I shared in 2016. In the case study, I shared the journey of a global Abudi Consulting Group client who was interested in increasing cross-functional and cross-geographical collaboration throughout the organization. You […]

Trust Matters in a Leadership Role

Leaders who have not built and inspired trust with their employees are unlikely to be successful over the long term. The ability to build and inspire trust is essential to engage and influence employees to move the organization forward and achieve strategic goals. Trust enables for attracting and retaining top talent. People are interested in […]

Strategic and Operational Planning

Collaboration

Engaging Employees to Contribute to the Plans

It’s business planning time again – especially if your fiscal year follows the calendar. Many organizations leave planning to the executives and other high level management. This year, get your employees involved in planning. When employees are involved, the organization achieves many benefits:

Engaged employees are committed to […]

Keep New Hires Engaged During Longer Orientation Programs

When orientation programs are longer than a couple of days, mix in a few activities to keep it interesting and keep the new hires engaged in the program. The activity examples provided in this article aren’t just fun, but also enable for the new hire to get acclimated to the organization and begin to develop […]

Make a New Hire’s First Day on the Job a Good One

A new hire’s first day on the job should be a memorable experience – a good memory! Remember, first impressions carry weight. You want your new hire’s first day to be one that (s)he remembers positively.

Imagine these two scenarios:

Scenario 1: Allan walked into the office at 8:45 AM his first day on the […]