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Ask Dr. Sharkey: Increase Productivity Through Enhancing the Employee Experience

Posted by Dr. Linda Sharkey on 11.14.2019

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Hi, Dr. Sharkey! I keep hearing about all of the trending employee experience tricks like natural light in offices, unlimited vacation, and many other perks. But do all of these tactics really increase productivity? I’m wondering what you feel is most important when it comes to creating an employee experience that increases productivity.”

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Topics: employee engagement, employee experience

Ask Dr. Sharkey: Employee Communication Tactics to Calm Employees Recession Fears

Posted by Dr. Linda Sharkey on 10.10.2019

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“Dr. Sharkey, as I’m sure you’ve heard, financial experts predict a recession in 2020. Understandably, this sends some employees into a panic. Panic often leads to a loss in productivity or even retention. What can I do to keep my team calm with the predicted recession?”

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Topics: employee communications, employee experience, employee communication

Ask Dr. Sharkey: Bring Lifetime Learning Into The Employee Experience

Posted by Dr. Linda Sharkey on 9.12.2019

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“Everything is changing, as you know, Dr. Sharkey. What we know as the future of work today could be different tomorrow. This intimidates many of my employees. They fear a robot will take over or a better-trained candidate will move in to claim their role. I’ve heard a lot about lifetime learning mindsets, but I don’t know how to make it a true part of my employees’ experiences. Can you guide me on this?”

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Topics: employee experience, future workplace, ask dr. sharkey

Ask Dr. Sharkey: Should I Stop Making College Degrees A Requirement?

Posted by Dr. Linda Sharkey on 8.8.2019

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"Hi Dr. Sharkey! I’ve been reading various articles lately that say companies are no longer requiring employees to have a college degree. Apple, Google, Whole Foods, and Hilton are among the trendsetters. Do you think this is a positive movement going forward?"

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Topics: future workplace, human resources, ask dr. sharkey

Use These Company Culture Tips to End the “Sunday Scaries”

Posted by Dr. Linda Sharkey on 6.13.2019

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“Hi, Dr. Sharkey! Lately, I’ve noticed my employees seem lethargic and even a bit scattered on Monday mornings. Talking to other business leaders, I learned there’s something referred to as the “Sunday Scaries” that could be impacting my team’s performance on Monday morning. With so much technology and ways to stay connected, how do I create a company culture that will help my team unwind, relax, and stop worrying about work over the weekend -- especially, Sunday night?”

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Ask Dr. Sharkey: Using AI to Support Your Traditional Leadership Needs

Posted by Dr. Linda Sharkey on 5.9.2019

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“Hi, Dr. Sharkey! I like to consider myself a modern leader. I’m always looking to keep up with trends to support my employees. However, oftentimes, I find myself needing more support. The future of AI is obviously bright. Do you think it is something I should be turning to? If so, how can it support me and my traditional leadership needs?”

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Topics: hr tech, future workplace, ask dr. sharkey, AI in the workplace

Ask Dr. Sharkey: How Do I Show Emotional Intelligence in Virtual Communications?

Posted by Dr. Linda Sharkey on 3.14.2019

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“Dr. Sharkey, I’m a leader in a workplace that has employees spread all over the U.S. Some employees are in the office next door to me, others, I’ve never actually met face-to-face. I know the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace, but how do I ensure through virtual communications that remote employees are receiving the same type of courtesy and consideration as those I chat with in the office halls?”

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Topics: employee communication, ask dr. sharkey

Ask Dr. Sharkey: Stay On Top of 2019’s Workplace Trends All Year Long

Posted by Dr. Linda Sharkey on 2.14.2019

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“Hi, Dr. Sharkey! The new year is in full swing. This means new workplace trends are already succeeding (or failing). To be the best leader, I want to fully understand what trends are making a big impact early on in 2019 that are improving how workplaces are running and what employee needs leaders are focusing on right now. What are some trends you see in the works and how do I stay on top of them all year long?”

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Topics: employee communication, trends, future workplace, workplace communication, ask dr. sharkey

Ask Dr. Sharkey: Pull Your Team Out of the Post Holiday Slump

Posted by Dr. Linda Sharkey on 1.10.2019

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“Dr. Sharkey, my employees and I love celebrating the holidays. Our office is full of spirit and cheer during these times, but year-after-year I notice that once the holiday season is over, our productivity slows and sales are lacking. How can I address this post-holiday slump and give my team a boost?”

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Topics: future workplace, workplace communication, intelligent workforce communication, ask dr. sharkey

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