Workforce Development News – August 20, 2018

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When Is Teamwork Really Necessary?

“Too many leaders push their direct reports to work as a team when that sort of collaboration isn’t really necessary.”
https://hbr.org/2018/08/when-is-teamwork-really-necessary

How to Foster Inclusivity at Your Company

“Everyone wants to feel included. We all want to feel safe. We all want to have that power.”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/fostering-inclusivity/

7 Tips on Being the Ultimate Professional

“True professionalism means demonstrating your value by avoiding irresponsible behaviors.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/7-tips-on-being-the-ultimate-professional/

Most Job Candidates Fail My Simple Interview Test Right Away

“Make a great first impression in your next interview. Tell me what you are going to do for my organization. Tell me why I should hire you. Get me excited me about you, as a person.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/316501

How Your Google Results Impact Your Life (And What To Do About It)

“Whether you’re applying to jobs, competing for clients, running a business or even requesting a loan, the majority of U.S. adults will now research you online first. And what they find about you can make or break landing your next gig, client or investor.”
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/guide-how-your-google-results-impact-life-what-do-pete-kistler/

5 Common Manager Missteps — And Better Alternatives

“Communication is at the heart of leadership at every level of an organization, but solving problems and handling workplace emotions can be challenging.”
https://www.ragan.com/5-common-manager-missteps-and-better-alternatives/

To Get People to Embrace Change, Emphasize What Will Stay the Same

“Employees want to know that ‘who we are’ won’t be lost.”
https://hbr.org/2018/08/research-to-get-people-to-embrace-change-emphasize-what-will-stay-the-same

Coming of Age Digitally

“Digitally maturing organizations encourage distributed leadership and a healthy appetite for experimentation.”
https://sloanreview.mit.edu/projects/coming-of-age-digitally/

15 Mind-Blowing Stats About The Future Of Work

“The future of work will be technology-enabled, automated, diverse, and inclusive, with a newfound value on cognitive skills and emotion.”
https://www.cmo.com/features/articles/2018/5/29/15-mind-blowing-stats-about-the-future-of-work.html

Sometimes, what you’re looking for is already there.” – Aretha Franklin

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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