The Work on Trial series: Wayne Morris on purpose, freedom, and employee choice

7 min read

Wayne Morris left a successful role in Silicon Valley in favor of more autonomy, more time with family, and a sense of purpose that felt increasingly elusive.

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A manager displaying cross functional team leadership.

10 key skills for cross-functional team leadership

10 min read

Cross-functional teams make your organization efficient and innovative. Learn the best skills to master cross-functional team leadership.

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Where are our remotes?! The Hybrid Olympics Chronicles

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The PI People Ops team just pulled off an unprecedented Hybrid Office Olympics. Let me elaborate by walking you through my week as a remote Office Olympian.

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sales manager coaches sales account executive

Encourage learning and development by using an employee review template.

9 min read

Do you need an employee review template? It’s a valuable resource to have on hand, serving as a starting point for reviews and performance appraisals, and guiding first-time managers less accustomed to these pivotal yet tricky conversations.

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360 evaluations

How to give feedback that actually helps people grow and improve

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Looking to improve your feedback form as a manager? Consider these five techniques designed to help people actually learn and grow from evaluations.

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23 questions to ask on your employee engagement survey

The best employee engagement software for 2021

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Discover the top 15 employee engagement software platforms to measure employee sentiment, increase engagement, and reduce turnover.

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Frontline employee customer service rep

How to handle your customer success team’s hybrid work challenges

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As businesses have moved to remote and hybrid operations, one nagging problem persists: How do companies navigate the inevitable customer success team challenges?

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Post-pandemic team effectiveness starts with self-aware leadership.

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Wondering how best to navigate today’s hybrid work environment? Here are three ways to get in tune with yourself and those you lead.

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Leaders at every level, including individual contributors

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Not all managers are leaders and not all leaders are managers.  In my 20 years of professional experience, I’ve: Been an individual contributor (IC) Been on teams filled with leaders Had managers who were leaders Had managers who weren’t Managed a team Though I enjoyed being a manager, I’ve chosen to spend the remainder of…

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tips for managing in-office and remote employees for your hybrid team

How to manage your hybrid team using PI Design

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As the future of leadership is multimodal, a company’s success will hinge on its leaders’ ability to assemble and manage high-performing hybrid teams. There’s no shortage of tips for managing hybrid teams. You’ll find good thought leadership on the topic, too, like Harvard Business Review’s thoughtful article on creating the office of tomorrow. PI clients…

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How to set goals that your team can achieve

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Are you setting team goals, but coming up short? Rather than setting unattainable goals that are bound to fail, learn how to set team goals that your team can achieve.

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In praise of team-building flexibility

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When building teams, it’s easy to be drawn to brilliant minds. But skill alone can’t make up for this key trait: flexibility.

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