Workforce Development News – June 12, 2017

By on June 12, 2017
Manage a Team of All-Stars

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How to Manage a Team of All-Stars

“Teaming people with different skills and perspectives together almost always produces more output than the sum of those individuals acting alone. But with star talent, this relationship is more extreme: productive power increases geometrically with the percentage of star players on a team.”
https://hbr.org/2017/06/how-to-manage-a-team-of-all-stars

3 Trends That Will Disrupt Your Workplace Forever

“Many millennials don’t stay with their company for the long term. The AI revolution is here, and leaders are unprepared for it. Amid many changes, workplace planning and forecasting are increasingly vital.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/211799/trends-disrupt-workplace-forever.aspx

Employed Workers Leaving The Labor Force: An Analysis of Recent Trends

“There has been a large increase in the number of people who transitioned from employed to not in the labor force over the last 2 years, both overall and for workers ages 25–54. This increase may point to longer term changes in the desirability of work.”
https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2017/article/employed-workers-leaving-the-labor-force-an-analysis-of-recent-trends.htm

What Will It Take to Close the Skills Gap?

“There needs to be a cultural change in how American businesses and workers view education.”
http://www.clomedia.com/2017/06/02/will-take-close-skills-gap-take-educated-guess/

10 Traits of Managers Whose Teams Are Happy to Come to Work

“Because people spend the majority of their time at work, it is important managers do all they can to make that time enjoyable, exciting and well-spent.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/295467

Help Your Team Stop Overcommitting by Empowering Them to Say No

“We live in a culture of ‘yes.’ We don’t want to disappoint our bosses, colleagues, families, or friends, so we say ‘yes’ as often as we can manage. But when we overcommit ourselves, we spend our time checking things off a list rather than actually creating value.”
https://hbr.org/2017/06/help-your-team-stop-overcommitting-by-empowering-them-to-say-no

8 Weird Workplace Myths That You Probably Believe

“Reference letters, HR confidentiality and other mistaken beliefs of the workplace.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-06-05/8-weird-workplace-myths-that-you-probably-believe

7 Ways to Give Uplifting Feedback

“Employees want to know how they’re doing and how they can improve. Here’s how to offer guidance without crushing their spirits.”
https://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/52822.aspx

Fractal – 4K StormLapse Video

“Supercell thunderstorms are a manifestation of nature’s attempt to correct an extreme imbalance. The more extreme the imbalance, the more extreme the storm. After more than 100,000 miles on the road and tens of thousands of shutter clicks later, here is the majestic beauty that comes alive in the skies above America’s Great Plains every Spring.” (3:22 Vimeo).
https://vimeo.com/219046468

I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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