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Finding clarity

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Follow these steps to create a clear path for a smooth transition

So you’ve got a plan for transition, and all the right people on board. Now what? It’s time to get things done, but who does what? And by when?

Similar to setting goals in a strategic planning session, you’ve got to reverse-engineer your transition so it can be broken down into attainable steps, each of which is reached by setting up goals and knocking them down. Clarity across your entire team comes when each person knows what he or she is responsible for, when it’s due, how to do it and why it’s important to make this happen.

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To win your transition, start with trust

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Without trust, your transition will struggle. It may even fail.

Oh, wonderful (rolls eyes). Another vague article about trust, right?

Wrong. This is not about the theory of trust, how it’s defined in a dictionary, or an ode to inter-office campfire songs. It’s about the truth as it relates to business: Organizations that build and grow trust make decisions faster, have more effective meetings and succeed far more than ones that don’t.

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Where is your escalator taking you?

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Change is coming. It’s always coming. Will it sweep you up, or will you control it?

If you’re a fan of “The Simpsons,” you know about the monorail episode. In that show, a con man tricks the town of Springfield into making worthless purchases, including an escalator to nowhere.

It’s exactly what you think. People ride it to the top … and fall off.

It’s hard to imagine something more inane, damaging and self-defeating than being on an escalator to nowhere. Yet every year, that’s where countless businesses end up when they try to make a major change and only focus on the financial costs.

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CultureShoc’s 2016 Favorites

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the-confetti-bar-king-queen-slider-1-1000x500Just when you thought time couldn’t go any faster, here we are again about to close the book on another calendar year. If you know us, you know that we require the weekly sharing of personal and business bests. If you’re an EOS client, you’re likely in this cadence, as well.

Now, however, we want to bring you value and talk not about us but instead share our favorites from 2016 in several categories. Enjoy!

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How to show real gratitude to your people

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jllymclark-griswoldThis and every holiday season are ripe with opportunities to truly show that you care about your people and the contributions they make to your business. It’s also a risky time, with the potential for hollow displays of fake thanks that are not backed up by, you know, actually meaning it.

Don’t fall into the latter category.

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