Play The Rookie. Let Them Get Their Nose Bloody.

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FYI: This is going to be a long one. If you are an NFL fan and haven’t heard of Carson Wentz yet, come out from underneath the rock your living under. The kid is going to be a legend. Hailing from North Dakota State University, Carson Wentz is the Philadelphia Eagles 6-foot-5, 237-pound first-round draft […]

Indecision 2016: Talking Politics In The Workplace

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Politics: one of the few remaining third rails of workplace banter and water-cooler conversation. In this politically charged environment of 2016, discussions and arguments are spilling over in the work setting more than ever before. SHRM recently polled employers regarding the 2016 election and found that more than a quarter of respondents believe this to be […]

Communication is the “Sway”

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We’ve been doing some hardcore internal communication revamps here at Kinetix—I’m talking head-banging, crowdsurfing, electric guitar hardcore. You may have seen Patrick Ward’s breakdown of how we integrated Slack, a real-time messaging and collaboration tool for teams, into our company communications. Slack got our teams talking more, and doing so more efficiently. But we still needed a […]

Slacking Off in the Workplace

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Let’s face it. Staying connected in the workplace is a struggle. Email is slowly falling by the wayside as more and more millennials enter the workforce having been raised on instant forms of communication. It’s bulky and cumbersome and often times too easy to ignore. And with more and more remote/work-at-home employees, staying connected across […]

Leading Lochtes

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Unless you live under a rock, outside the reach of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, you know that America’s legacy at the 2016 Rio Olympics was topped off with a sour scandal—the so-called “Lochtegate.” The initial story went something like this: Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates were out at night in Rio […]

Measuring Performance Goals: Qualitative vs. Quantitative

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Just like we reflect on our past year and set goals for ourselves personally at the start of a new year, so do many businesses. Wait… Does that mean it’s performance review time already? Sure is—and there’s not much you can do to change the past year at this point, but you can help your […]