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Today’s recipe: how to slow cook your strategy

Wondering how to manage 2021 Strategic Planning in the pandemic environment? Our recipe for success is an approach that’s remote-friendly, agile and people-centric. Wheelhouse Group Partner Joiwind Ronen describes how to cook up a winning plan for 2021.
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Surf the waves of challenge with resilience

How to surf the waves of challenge with resilience

Even before COVID-19, leaders were looking for ways to build greater resilience in themselves and in their teams. If it was important before the pandemic, it is critical now.

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Celebrating inclusion! Accessibility tips for leaders

The Americans with Disabilities Act is 30 years old! We’re celebrating this landmark legislation with insights and tips for leaders who want their organizations to realize the benefits of workplace diversity.
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Influencing Decision Makers

Concisely communicating insights is a frequently overlooked skill – and it is now more important than ever

Clear writing skills are how you ensure your data gets noticed. The more succinct you are, the more effective you can be in providing information that leads to the best decision-making outcomes.

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What we learned from adopting Microsoft Teams

Collaborating has never been more important than it is in today’s COVID-19 world. A few Wheelhouse tech gurus share how our company successfully took the leap and adopted Microsoft Teams for our virtual environment.

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Engaging your people

Jennifer Proctor, Senior Communications Consultant, shares how skip-level meetings can help you build strong relationships with your team

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Leading in uncertainty; using language to solve complex problems

Leaders must challenge not only their habitual ways of leading but even the way they think about leadership. The focus changes from effective strategies and organizational management to deep relationship building and the re-development of cultures.

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building teams

Getting beyond team dynamics: building highly effective teams

At Wheelhouse Group we are passionate about teamwork– and one of the things we love the most is when we get to help our clients build highly effective teams. Here’s how we do it!

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receiving feedback

Feeding frenzy – learning how to love feedback!

Many of us will go out of our way to avoid giving and receiving direct feedback – our very own Loretta Cooper is sharing helpful hacks to make being on either side of the feedback conversation more productive.

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Work from home

Putting people first as we shift to a new way of doing business

Laurie Axelrod, CEO of Wheelhouse Group, shares insight on how you can best support your people, focusing on what they need to feel safe and supported in the workplace of the future.

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Whether internal or external, customer engagement is all about relationships and trust

Virtually serving your internal customers in confident, transparent, and caring ways is just as important as delivering for your external customers. Lee Frothingham shares some useful insight to ensure employee experience isn’t forgotten as we are all learning to adjust to living in a virtual world.

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Creating accessible digital communication

Always start a project with accessibility in mind! Whether you’re writing a document, creating a graphic or developing a presentation, it’s much easier to begin with that mindset than it is to retrofit. Here are some fantastic tips and resources to get you started!

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Want to learn about DevOps in government?

Wheelhouse Group is thrilled to announce a recent collaboration with the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) to co-author and release the “DevOps Primer.” It provides recommendations from government and industry leaders to identify and explore the culture, practice, and tools to advance DevOps.

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Power through vulnerability: the new chapter in leadership

What do leading with vulnerability and IT transformational efforts like DevOps have in common? Learn more about how these methods can help your team accomplish its goals.

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Virtual, augmented, and mixed realities: how XR will shape how you work

We’ve all seen examples of virtual or augmented reality, or at least can conjure some images of what it entails…but let’s consider the potential workplace applications for the tech driving these experiences.

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Business executives discussing with their colleagues on whiteboard

Plan a year’s worth of employee engagement activities in an hour

We know that employee engagement is important, yet it still falls through the cracks in our workdays. Twelve no – or low-cost ideas to help you get started. Download our planning tool to kick things off.

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DevOps is marketing

DevOps is about more than process improvement and new tools — it’s really about marketing. By shifting your mindset, you can help convince others of its benefits and help to spread those benefits to everyone.

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Managing change when your project has no end

Most change management is about planning for a big event, a big “bang.” That bang might be an office move, merging with another division, a new system cut over, or many other things. But, how do you manage change when it’s ongoing? That’s the challenge of DevOps.

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You’re not uniquely dysfunctional. Neither is your DevOps team

IT professionals sometimes fall back on the belief that they’re uniquely dysfunctional as an excuse not to act. Under the influence of this attitude, your team clearly won’t be able to accomplish anything great.

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How to make the most of your FEVS data

It’s critical that managers selectively focus on key questions in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

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