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Toolkits

Learning to Thrive

Individual thriving is an important means through which people self-regulate their own growth, but we need to thrive collectively as well if we wish to achieve organizational success. Understanding what it means to be human, knowing one’s self, and growing skills around the expression of one’s self is a baseline to leadership development and the ability to manage and lead thriving organizations and change. 

In this decision guide, we include scientific definitions as to what it means to thrive and why it is important for your organization. Please feel free to download and leverage. 

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Learning to Thrive

How to Think of Feedback

Feedback is most critical in creating a culture of learning and development. While providing and receiving feedback can be nourishing for an individual, it can be a relatively challenging experience for rst time managers and working professionals.

Gaining an understanding of why feedback circles are created and being prepared for sharing and receiving feedback is key to driving satisfying results. Please feel free to download and leverage.

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How to Think of Feedback

Performance Puzzle – Team Building Exercise

The design and development of teams require not only alignment to business objectives and strategy, trust building, creating mutual accountability and effectively managing conflict, but also determining if and how individuals within the teams may reach their highest potential to collaborate effectively. In this toolkit, we provide instructions of a fun team development and team building exercise. Please feel free to download and leverage.

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Performance Puzzle

Healthy Workplace

In this toolkit we explore our collective definition of a ‘healthy workplace’ and the three main factors that define it: Physical Environment, Psychosocial Environment, Health Practices / Individual Style. We hope this short guide serves you as a compass to start the right conversations in your organizations. Please feel free to download and leverage.

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Healthy Workplace

Building HR Strategy

This toolkit is aimed at providing our HR colleagues with a high level skeleton for thinking through and building a strategic HR plan. The short plan helps you organize around a variety of activities you must engage in developing a functional strategy. Please feel free to download and leverage. 

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Building HR Strategy

Managing HR Metrics

This toolkit includes research from SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) and supplemental information managers and HR professionals can use to manage metrics for measuring their HR effectiveness. Please feel free to download and leverage.

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Managing HR Metrics

Developing an Engaging Climate

Employee engagement is a workplace approach aimed to deliver the right conditions for all members of an organization so they can offer their best each day, committed to their organization’s goals and values, motivated to contribute to team success, and with an enhanced sense of their own well-being. Though ‘engagement’ not a valid academic construct, there are ways in which you can think about an environment that can help employees thrive!

This toolkit includes research findings from the Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) and supplemental information managers and HR professionals can use to create an engaging climate for their employees. Please feel free to download and leverage.

 

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Developing an Engaging Climate