Sep 16, 2020
What We Already Know
We know leadership development is a critical initiative for businesses, and we also know that communication is one of the most important skills businesses are looking for in leaders and high performers. But communication, in and of itself, is a remarkably broad category.
What kind of communication skills, exactly, do our future leaders need?
Sep 02, 2020
With companies like Google, Twitter, Facebook, and others announcing that they intend to let their employees work from home indefinitely, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that remote work is likely to become more than just a pandemic-induced trend. In fact Global Workplace Analytics has recently found that 77 percent of the workforce says they want to keep working from home at least a day or two per week once the pandemic is over.
As employees scattered from their workplaces to their home offices in March, many businesses went into a sort of “emergency mode,” doubling down just to keep the gears turning. But now that we’ve all had some time to acclimate to this “new normal” and uncover best practices for general business operations, it’s time to reintroduce a critical activity that may have gotten lost in the initial shuffle: learning and development.
Aug 19, 2020
With More University Classes Online than Ever, How Can Educators Prepare Their Students for Real-World Success?
When the pandemic shuttered schools in mid-March, educators from kindergarten through graduate school went into emergency mode, shifting to synchronous and asynchronous distance learning as fast as possible. Now, as we head into the fall semester, schools have had the opportunity to catch their breath and think through not only how to teach online at all, but how to provide the quality education students expect from in-person classes under the new, hybrid and remote models they’ve adopted in an effort to continue flattening the curve.
Aug 03, 2020
The virtual work world is here to stay, and here at Quantified, we’re excited to actively support businesses as they navigate the new, remote business landscape — whether they’re digital veterans or diving in for the first time in the wake of the pandemic. We’ve taught teams how to achieve the ideal setup for their video communication as well as what to wear and how to set up their space. And now, with our direct integration with Zoom video conferencing, we’re making it easier than ever for leaders and high performers to assess and improve their newly minted video communication skills.
Jul 21, 2020
by Noah Zandan and David Murray
When COVID-19 first emptied workplaces and sent employees scattering to their home offices, the question on company leaders’ minds was, “How do we communicate virtually?” But as we’ve become accustomed to videoconferences and cleared the initial hurdles of remote work, leaders are revising the question, asking not only how to communicate virtually, but how to do so exceptionally.
Jun 26, 2020
For the foreseeable future, at least, it seems video communication is here to stay.
In a recent survey we conducted with Harvard Business Review (HBR), 86 percent of respondents said they are satisfied with their communication via video conference, and 70 percent anticipate using video conferencing the same amount as today or more, even after social distancing guidelines are lifted.
Whether you’re taking Zoom calls from your dedicated home office or from the far end of your dining room table, chances are good you’ve spent some time experimenting with lighting, computer camera positioning, fancy backgrounds, and more to try to achieve the perfect setup for every video call. Here at Quantified, we’ve been experimenting, too, but we’ve also been talking with communication experts and conducting surveys to identify what works best in terms of engaging audiences, building trust, and getting your point across on video.
Jun 15, 2020
Communication is an essential skill in today’s world. It’s the key to persuasion, role modeling, and moving others to take action. In the workplace, it’s critical for moving up the career ladder, maintaining employee engagement, building customer relationships, inspiring investors, and developing a great reputation within the community.
Jun 01, 2020
If you’re like me, I’d imagine you’ve wondered how you or your team compares to the top performers in your role. In almost every facet of your business, improvement goals are set based on objective benchmarks — where are we now, where do we need to be, and what would best-in-class performance look like?
May 07, 2020
Introducing Quantified’s new webinar series, supporting leaders as they navigate management in a transformed business environment.
Best Practices for Leading Company Culture in a Digital World
May 22, 1:00 p.m. CDT
The way we work, learn and interact with the world at large changed almost overnight with the COVID-19 pandemic. Suddenly, remote work transformed from a “nice to have” company perk to standard operating procedure for companies of every size, in just about every industry. And, even as the pandemic keeps us in a state of constant uncertainty and flux, we’ve learned some things about the pros and cons of remote work: Zoom fatigue is real, for example, and yet, workers of all ages have discovered they like working remotely — they’re more productive and more fulfilled than they’ve felt in the office.
May 06, 2020
Like so many business initiatives, learning and development has embraced the digital era, moving online in spades as the industry continues to grow steadily. The 2020 LinkedIn Workplace Learning Report indicates that online learning investments are on the rise: 57 percent of talent developers plan to spend more on online L&D, while 38 percent expect to spend less on traditional, instructor-led training.