Participation, meeting features, and human connections are the keys to turning boring, wasted time in virtual spaces into productive, successful experiences. Use the tips below to make professional impressions as a virtual meeting facilitator or attendee. Proactive Participation Distribute agendas and materials for pre-meeting reading (we recommend one-two days prior—not a week!) This approach saves […]
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For almost 35 years, we’ve changed lives. Our clients range from non-profits and small family firms to the Fortune 50.
Our CEO, Mike Mannon, was quoted in this useful article from Business News Daily on employee self-assessment. http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/5379-writing-self-assessment.html
Can you believe we’ll soon be heading into year-end reviews and 2017 goal-setting? Many of you will be supporting employees and leaders who struggle with both performance assessment and development discussions. As we hear in this brief video, WD Communications helps your talent think about, talk about, and write about performance in a clear, practical […]
Documenting investigations requires technical and interpersonal communication skill sets. Do employees receive sufficient training in both areas? WD Communications delivers writing courses to employees who document investigations in lab and manufacturing environments. During these courses and individual coaching sessions, these employees share challenges and frustrations about different aspects of their incredibly complex job. Lately, we […]
Most of us have left interactions with others wishing we had said, done, or written something differently. The side effects of communication regret tend to linger, even fester. We know that we don’t always bring the best version of ourselves to these moments. None of this feels good. Do YOU suffer from communication regret? Symptoms […]
Changes Are Coming to Your Performance Documentation System. What Simple Modifications Should You Make Today?
If you are in HR, or Talent Management, or are a manager yourself, surely you’ve noticed a trend in traditional press and in social media about the imminent dismantling of traditional performance management processes in large corporations. Every day it seems another article surfaces about how ratings demotivate, how there are better ways to track […]
Recently, we had the pleasure of working with two large Sureties during the same week. It was a fascinating experience; to be able to interact and survey two very distinct corporate cultures solidified some of our thinking about a new generation of Surety Bond Professionals. Over the last five years, the volume of data and […]
Something strange happens when I know I am going to be presenting to an international audience in a foreign country. Although I have been doing this for many years and it is not unusual to have more than ten nationalities represented in my seminars, I always begin to have a feeling that I must label as […]
As a child, Sarah Gerwig-Moore thought she would grow up to become an English professor. Those plans changed: One look at the job market for someone with a Ph.D. in English led her to law school. In an internship as a law student, she found a way to marry her love of writing with her […]