Press Articles

  • VIRTUAL REALITY: REMOTE EMPLOYEES EXPERIENCE MORE WORKPLACE POLITICS THAN ONSITE TEAMMATES

    Provo, UT – November 2 – Working remote has become a highly sought-after job perk. Having the flexibility to live and work where you please, regardless of corporate headquarters, often draws people to take one job over another. But while popular and convenient, a new study...

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  • WORKFORCE OPTIMAS GOLD WINNER FOR MANAGING CHANGE

    VitalSmarts' client The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine received a Gold Award in the Workforce Optimas Awards program for managing change through Crucial Conversations Training....

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  • GREAT STORYTELLING CONNECTS EMPLOYEES TO THEIR WORK

    Joseph Grenny says that in every organization he's ever studied where there was a strong sense of moral motivation, the leaders were always storytellers. They understood and acted on their responsibility to...

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  • HOW TO HANDLE HIGH-STAKES CONVERSATIONS

    VitalSmarts surveyed 1,025 managers and employees about a time when they had a concern at work but failed to voice it. From hundreds of stories emerged five categories of people who go silent rather than communicate concerns....

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  • THE 5 BEST WAYS TO HANDLE DIFFICULT WORKPLACE CONVERSATIONS IN THE OFFICE

    A VitalSmarts Certified Trainer shares five steps for handling some of the most tricky and crucial conversations in the workplace....

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  • THE TOP 5 CAREER-LIMITING HABITS YOU’VE BUILT (AND 6 WAYS TO BREAK THEM)

    Based on a study that included hundreds of managers, VitalSmarts (a corporate training and leadership development firm) found that 97 percent of employees have at least one career limiting habit...

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  • 6 SUREFIRE SIGNS YOUR WORKPLACE IS TOXIC

    Aggressive employees can undermine safety and lower productivity, because they make the people around them go into fight-or-flight mode. According to a VitalSmarts survey, "Eighty percent of bullies in the workplace affect five or more people."...

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  • THERE ARE 3 SKILLS THAT WILL GET YOU PROMOTED AND 1 THAT WON’T, ACCORDING TO A STUDY

    According to a VitalSmarts study, a corporate training and leadership development firm, which examined 1,650 promotions, 92 percent of the respondents said poor interpersonal skills hinder progression...

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  • PROBLEMS AT WORK? 5 QUESTIONS EVERY EMPLOYEE SHOULD ASK THEIR BOSS

    Have a problem at work? Get in line. Half of office workers say they’re overworked, and 75% say they don’t have access to the latest technology to help them do their jobs, according to the Staples...

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  • WHEN TO SOLVE YOUR TEAM’S PROBLEMS, AND WHEN TO LET THEM SORT IT OUT

    Joseph Grenny gives leaders advice on working with their teams to resolve conflict. He says there are times when leaders will want to intervene and times when it's best to let employees work through issues themselves....

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