Are Employees Bored or Distracted?

By on February 21, 2019

Are your employees distracted or bored? Both lead to underperformance and hurt your bottom line, but it is important to understand the difference so you know how to address each issue. In this two-part blog series, we will show you how to combat these issues. First, we are going to talk about distracted workers. Between office noise and smartphones, keeping today’s employees focused on their...

If I Only Had a Brain(storm): Okay, Now What?

By on August 27, 2018

Part 2   In Part I of my blog on brainstorming, I shared some of the rather disappointing science behind traditional brainstorming. Reading that blog, you might think that it’s time to give up brainstorming sessions, but wait! With just a few adjustments, you can still have productive idea-generating sessions and achieve the “burstiness” so many teams strive for. So without further ado,...

Don’t Lose Your New Hire Before They Start

By on July 16, 2018

The top choice to fill your vacant marketing director position just accepted your job offer. You can finally relax and take a breath because your job is done. Or is it? An often overlooked step in onboarding is the critical time frame from the moment someone accepts the position to their first day. Sometimes called preboarding, this is a crucial aspect to make sure that your new hire actually...

If I Only Had a Brain(storm): A Look at Brainstorming in the Workplace

By on July 12, 2018

Part I Many organizations use brainstorming when they are stuck or looking to access new and unorthodox ideas. Some organizations even have official brainstorm meetings, complete with a moderator, whiteboards, snacks and rules like: · No idea is a bad idea · No judging of ideas · Crazy ideas are encouraged · The more ideas the better One Small Problem After nearly 70 years, what have we learned...

Sharing Fridays and the Culture of Learning

By on June 22, 2018

To stay competitive, modern organizations need a way to educate their employees. Ongoing education improves employee retention and strengthens a company over time. Sharing Fridays is one way we do this at CKR Interactive.   What is Sharing Fridays? Sharing Fridays is a weekly meeting where the team shares: tools and resources tips and ideas for process improvements team accolades...

Who You Work With is Just as Important as What You Do – An Open Letter to my Co-workers

By on May 18, 2018

Many of us spend more time with our co-workers during the week than we do with our own families. Sometimes, we have more conversations with them than we do with our own significant other. As co-workers, we’re committed to the same mission, vision and goals. We advise each other, listen to each other’s advice, plan, brainstorm and share the successes and failures of our work. This is why it’s so...

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