Katie B. Strategies

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3 Steps to Ensure Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

The strength of your team is the most powerful indicator of whether your organization will achieve its mission. Technology has given us better tools to support high functioning teams, which are collaborative, innovative, and results driven. As the modern workplace continues to evolve and more of us are working in virtual offices or from the road, technology is also becoming the glue that holds our teams and organizations together. Though technology can solve problems, poor technology implementation can derail teams. Sometimes we spend more time triaging technology than getting our work done...

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Dirty Words: On Becoming a Process Queen

The first post in my new “Dirty Words” series focuses on process and how I became the process queen I am today. Process is clarity, consistency, transparency, and safety in a tumultuous world. Process is the set of agreements we make with other people about how we are going to work together, what we can expect from each other, and how we hold each other accountable. Too often, "process" is used as a pejorative. We “process people” have been described as obstructionist time wasters who don't value getting the work done. It is true that process takes time. But I contend that the additional time spent on the front end to design a successful, thoughtful, and comprehensive process, will save time and energy in the end. And the team of people working together will have a more positive, productive, and engaging experience.

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