Tips for Virtual Teams

Posted by Dr. Michele Williams on  October 30, 2020
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I’m here today to talk about a work practice that affects every student, every staff member, and every faculty member, and that’s virtual teams can be a challenge misunderstandings missteps hurt feelings can be more likely, and people need virtual it like stress or communicate via email. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Attention to communication accountability and serendipity event can increase the engagement and effectiveness of your team.  Here are four research-based

BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS TO DIVERSITY

Posted by Dr. Michele Williams on  July 28, 2020
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Challenge Women and minorities continue to believe that entry into careers in business come with too many risks. Solution Use inclusive language when describing careers broadly and jobs specifically. The language used impacts perceptions of that job, says Michele Williams, assistant professor and John L. Miclot Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship. “A word like ‘analytic’ could generate a stereotypic image in potential employees’ minds. This image may or may not fit with their perception of themselves,
Dr. Michele Williams interviewed by Ben Kieffer River to River, Iowa Public Radio - "The Future of Work" The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped our lives. Social distancing has meant shutting down all kinds of events and gatherings, closing churches and stores and limiting restaurants to take-out only service. Many of us have been encouraged or required to work from home. Perhaps you are now a new at home worker, making that transition.Up to now working
Welcome to part 3 of this 3 part article, Is Fear Sabotaging Your Ability to Negotiate? In part 2, I discussed fears related to how people will treat you and offered research-based tips and tools for more effective collaboration at work. Today, I will discuss two fears related to the feelings that may arise during a negotiation: The fear of experiencing negative emotions and the fear of having to deal with other people’s negative emotions. Fears
Welcome to part 2 of this 3-part article, Is Fear Sabotaging Your Ability to Negotiate? Inpart 1, I discussed fears related to how others will see you and offered research-based tips and tools for more effective collaboration at work. Today, I will discuss two fears related to how people will treat you: The fear of being taken advantage of and the fear of being demeaned. These fears can prevent you from asking for the resources necessary to perform

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