Poised for Productivity: Making the Most of 2021

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Presenter: Leila Bulling Towne, AwesomeLeader.com

Original program date: November 18, 2020 (available for on-demand viewing through February 2021 )

Program length: 60 minutes

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The pandemic has brought a new way to approach work, and with 10 months of trial and error behind us, most of us have settled into new routines. We’ve seen some good changes to how we work: less time spent on commuting; better albeit still frustrating integrations of technology. And we’ve experienced some challenging ones, too: fewer workplace distractions have been replaced by distractions from those at home with, longer work days and a sense that, since we don't know when things will return to normal, we can plan only a few weeks or months out.

All the pieces are in place: Your employees have figured out how to work from home, your managers how to manage remote employees and your IT team has the necessary infrastructure in place. In a recent study by Mercer, 94 percent of employers said that productivity was the same as or higher than it was before the pandemic. In this program, Leila Bulling Towne will discuss how to plan for 2021. You'll hear how a clear vision from HR and your management team can supercharge your productivity gains in 2021. You'll hear HR can take the lead in helping staff deal with ambiguities, self-prioritize, communicate effectively and use emotional intelligence to build and inspire virtual teams.

She will also share her experience with teams since the pandemic started and where she’s seen leaders get stuck and confused -- and what happens to employee engagement and productivity as a result.


Speaking on this webcastAbout the Presenter: Leila Bulling Towne is an executive coach and Udemy instructor who specializes in helping leaders decide what to say and how to say it. The Information named her one of the top coaches behind startup founders in 2018. She coaches executives to speak with authority and authenticity, whether they are communicating to employees, the board, or customers. Her clients range from well-funded Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 500 companies. Bulling Towne has global facilitation and coaching experience, and her work has been featured in Forbes, BBC.com, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Marketplace on NPR and HR Magazine. She has run her own coaching firm, The Bulling Towne Group, since 2007. This year, she launched AwesomeLeader.com leadership portal for leaders and their teams.

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SHRM Certification has approved this webcast for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. A program code will be provided at the end of the webcast. The program also meets recertification credit standards set by the HR Certification Institute and other HR certifying bodies, but candidates must manually enter their activity into their records.

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