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Steven Levy joins the podcast to discuss best practices in project management, particularly in law firms. His answer? Simplify. Register for ALA's Annual Conference & Expo to hear Steven speak live.
Steven B. Levy is the author of Legal Project Management and other books. A former senior leader in Microsoft's law department, he now heads Lexician, where he teaches project management, leadership and time management to law firms and departments around the world. His unique and practical approach to project management – based on 35 years managing projects and leading businesses on three continents – has helped numerous law practices become both more effective and more efficient.
In the past year nearly 50 percent of companies have considered eliminating performance evaluations and 85 percent of them, say HR professionals, are seeking to simplify the performance management process. This shift has a significant impact on how compensation and benefits managers determine employee incentives.
Consequently those that run compensation and benefits functions, or "total rewards" as it's often known, should focus on three priorities in particular this year.
1 Pay-for performance initiatives and how total rewards leaders reward employees when performance management ratings are being eliminated.
2 Return on investment in the total rewards function, and ensuring that HR teams working on the projects that will have the greatest impact on employee retention and engagement.
3 Setting forward-looking quarterly goals that focus on skill development, and aligning rewards with that development, instead of looking back and rewarding past performance; something that typically occurs with an annual review.
Monique McCloud-Manley, practice leader of the CEB Total Rewards Leadership Council, discusses these trends and how total rewards professionals should respond.
Why do old, dysfunctional patterns for handling conflict re-emerge and persist in the workplace, even after providing training, policies or procedures for resolving differences constructively? This vexing phenomenon—a return to the status quo--plagues conflict professionals and team leaders alike. The main culprit is not individuals clashing; instead it is the team’s culture—the social environment—which sets communication patterns and strongly influences how members behave when they encounter conflict. But how do we get a handle on conflict at the work team level? First we need to concretely assess a team’s “conflict climate” and then take steps to improve aspects of the climate that are negatively influencing members’ conflict behavior. In this program Michael Dues will discuss a powerful online instrument for diagnosing conflict climate in the workplace. He will describe what it measures, how it can guide interventions to gain long term, sustainable improvement in conflict management, and why it is especially useful to use an online survey for this purpose.
Michael Dues: Former Head of the Department of Communication at The University of Arizona, Dr. Dues has extensive experience as an organizational ombudsman and management consultant. He is a Senior Partner at conflictclimate.com. He pioneered the concept of “conflict climate.” His recorded lecture course, “The Art of Conflict Management,” (in The Teaching Company’s “Great Courses” series) has been widely distributed throughout the English-speaking world.
The TEAM WORK READY RADIO SHOW is hosted by Jeff Rose, Ms. Carmen Watkins, Frankie Sanders, Mrs. Pamela Rose, and others plus great guests.
FEATURED GUESTS: Carl Eatmon - TWR Regional Vice President of Operations, Adele Johnson - TWR Case Manager
Segment 1: "Centralized Case Management Helps Streamline The Process"
Segment 2: "Meeting Compliance So You Can Get Back To Life"
Segment 3: "Getting Caught Violating Compliance"
Segment 4: "How Case Management Works To Make Sure Your Claim Gets Paid"
Team Work Ready, 877-983-2696 or 713-661-2100, www.TeamWorkReady.com
Sue L Canfield is a Social Media Consultant and operates Chief Virtual Officer, a social media marketing business primarily for business authors. Sue has been working with social media since 2005. She blogs regularly about how to use social media and consults on best social media practices. She specializes in helping authors create and maintain their online presence. Currently she manages a team of four social media account managers and works with about a dozen clients. Sue is also a mother, enjoys reading, writing poetry, and Ireland. She lives in Rice Lake, Wisconsin with her husband and business partner, Joel.
I have been listening to podcasts for a very long time. I started with Kelly McCausey, a podcast I believe was called work at home moms (WAHM). Then I listened to the podcast with Denise Griffitts, Your Partner in Success and followed Nicole Dean. At one point I even flirted with the idea of producing my own podcast but quickly dismissed the idea as too hard and then began the slow downward getting busy with subcontracting projects. My time was turning into profits.
Fast forward a few years and once again I began flirting with the idea of creating my own podcast and began researching why virtual assistants and service providers weren't using a team to turn their own business into profits. In my research I found that there really isn't another podcast that addresses and educates about this topic. So, I contacted one of the original role models, Denise Griffitts and asked for some coaching. She agreed. That's how Virtual Team 360 podcast was born.
Now that you know a little of the back story, In the first interview, I wanted to share with you why I think going forward with the podcast on the subcontracting concept will be an important tool for team members, virtual service providers and multi-VAs.
Team Osiris resurrects the knowledge and wisdom ofearly Nile Valley Civilizations.
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