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CEO Stories: The Power of Forum for Remote Teams

Forums@work is proud to partner with Ogilvy Nicaragua, led by CEO Oscar Amador, to launch peer Forums to connect, inspire, and engage their remote teams. Oscar has led his leadership team through our Forum Launch Program, Turnaround Artists, and shared his feedback with us. As result of their Forum program, Oscar's team has transformed the […]
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The Great Reconnection: The Forums@Work Masterplan to Connect 1 Billion People

Message from Ahad Ghadimi I’ve spent over 10 years as a Turnaround CEO -  I’m the guy who willingly jumps into the cockpit of a crashing organization with the goal of avoiding impact with the fast-approaching ground. I have ended up in companies or industries I know very little about with barely a month of […]
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April Newsletter: Build a Better Retention Strategy

As organizations and business leaders launch initiatives to retain their employees through The Great Resignation, they are often doing so without understanding their organization’s risk of attrition (employees leaving) or setting a target to strive for. Think about it this way, no smart business leader would release a new product without a clear goal in mind […]
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Forum Facilitator Toolkit: The Stopwatch

Your forum meeting can be the most energizing hour of your work week. If your forum has fewer than 7 participants, you should be able to complete Top 5%/Bottom 5% updates, discussion topics, and opening and closing activities within one hour*. If your forum is often running long or down to the wire, try adding […]
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March Newsletter: Psychological Safety Will Unleash Your Team's Potential

This month we explore the concept of psychological safety and how you can use it to unleash your team's potential. Our forums@work methodology includes repeatable action steps that build enduring psychological safety, understanding, and trust between team members. Scroll down for tips to create psychological safety with your team members and review research from Harvard […]
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Managers Are Not Always Leaders

Take a moment and reflect on the great leaders you have encountered in your life. A great leader can transform your sense of self, skill sets, perspective, or a combination of all three and more. Chances are not everyone on your list of great leaders served in the role of a manager when you encountered them. […]
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How to Respond When Current Events Feel Like the Elephant in the Room

An old adage suggests you should “leave your emotions at the door” when you arrive at work everyday. This is not only detrimental to you and your organization, it prevents you and your team members from connecting with each other as human beings.  Current events like the war in Ukraine and ongoing challenges stemming from […]
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February Newsletter: Boost Employee Engagement and Retention

Welcome to our February forums@work Newsletter! This month our Newsletter provides insights and tips to enhance how you engage with your employees to deliver maximum results. Recent developments like "The Great Resignation" and continued hybrid or work-from-home arrangements have challenged business leaders to reevaluate how they engage with and retain their employees. Check out our […]
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Three Key Questions to Transform Your Retention Strategy

No industry has been spared from the impacts of The Great Resignation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics nearly 20 million employees have left their jobs since April 2021. The Great Resignation has impacted managers and middle managers the most according to a recent Fortune article. Research conducted with 900,000 employees found that managers […]
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YPOers Agree Work From Home is Here to Stay: Tips For Conducting Forum Virtually

It looks like work from home is here to stay for many of us. Nearly three quarters (74%) of business leaders surveyed in this year’s YPO Global Pulse survey believe flexible work arrangements will become more permanent throughout 2022. For many businesses this means more Zoom meetings, mismatched time zones, and mute button fumbles for […]
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