Let’s start with communication. It was inherently dicey before the mass remote migration. Even in great workplaces, message intended is frequently not message received, cultural and other personal filters warp meaning, and we encounter barriers to listening and critical thinking, among the many roadblocks to understanding.
Add in new challenges of the remote communication landscape, such as increased use of technology and the associated learning curves, new competing stimuli, reduced access to non-verbal cues, less chance for needed interaction on-demand (to name a few) and you have the moment for some long-needed skill building!
Communication is the heart, the soul, the foundation, of our relationships — personal and professional. Empowering your team to become effective communicators has enormous benefits.
And how about the remote workspaces from where so much communication now emanates? What are best practices for health, wellness, safety, productivity and compliance? A crucial piece of the puzzle.
WTN’s “Remote Workforce Communication & Best Practices” course, coming in June, is a powerful, practical, engaging, interactive, modular exploration of these crucial topics. It will be available in a package with our harassment training or stand-alone.
For this course, we have the great pleasure and fun of collaborating with WTN strategic partner Jeffrey Klubeck, M.A., AKA “Coach Jeffrey”. If you’ve seen Jeff in action, you know he is a dynamic, powerhouse communications expert who packs more into a minute than most of us can in an hour!
We can’t wait to bring this to you. We send all good thoughts to our dedicated, hardworking, H.R. colleagues on the front line, navigating this crisis for their workforce.