Dancing Landscapes and Agility

Which landscape do you see?
In this article, find inspiration through a metaphor for systems-based change thinking. Subsequently, you are invited to connect this metaphor with a practice-based tool for building agile capacity in teams. Dancing Landscapes Imagine a moving landsc...
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Dignity Resources

Dignity provides a lens which can inform the development of thriving organization cultures, employee engagement, diversity & inclusion, leadership, conflict resolution, teams and change processes. Below are selected readings and resources. We off...
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Lightening Up Diversity

"What's something you value about yourself?" This was the opening question to an informal night of conversation among professionals gathered around the theme, 'Humanizing diversity in the workplace,' hosted by ti Communication USA  in Portland, ...
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Inspiring Interactions (Interview)

Listen to Dimitra Giannakoulias being interviewed by ti communication USA, Inc.´s Sabine Amend on Dimitra´s transformational learnings from living outside of the US for several years, and how this experience continues to inspire her diversity work as...
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Diversity: Building Healthy Connections. Yes, this can be fun!

  In a casual atmosphere, surrounded by Italian-inspired hospitality, Interchange Evening PDX on 31 July 2019 was hosted by tic USA CEO Sabine Amend. Expert facilitator Dimitra Giannakoulias and a group of very engaged participants demonstrated just how very possible it is to enjoy growing positive relationships while addressing a topic which often proves divisive rather than connective....
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Importance of Goal Setting For Businesses & Employees

  Goal setting is important in all aspects of life, and especially in business. Goals create a direct channel of focus and productivity until completed within a certain time period. Goal setting for your business, as well as your employees, will be massively profitable for your overall success.  How can you...
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The Importance of Employee Focus Groups

  Employee focus groups are far more useful than you may realize. It can be difficult to consider the employees who work under you when you are so heavily involved with the responsibilities of running a business. However, it is imperative to keep these people more in mind. These are the...
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7 Traits Of Being An Effective Leader

  In order for a workplace to function efficiently, it is vital for its leadership to be strong and effective. An effective leader has several specific qualities that make them truly successful in how they run their team. So what are these traits? Below, you will find seven traits of an...
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Stress Management at Work

  Stress management is extremely important for both physical and mental health. One of the biggest sources of stress is usually work related. Work stress can be cause by many different things: Being underpaid. It is hard to manage stress when you do not know how you will afford your next...
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The Importance of Proper Communication at Work

Proper communication in the workplace is extremely important. It can prevent all kinds of misunderstandings, creates a happy work environment, and helps shape team individuals into a cohesive unit.  Many people work long hours with the same people each day. This greatly increases the probability of communication breakdowns, and small misunderstandings...
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Intercultural Team Management

In modern society, people of differing cultures and backgrounds have the opportunity to work together like never before. Technology allows all people to connect and achieve all kinds of goals. However, even with all these open doors, misunderstandings can sometimes slip through. An intercultural team is capable of great things when...
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