5 Tips to Facilitate a Virtual Meeting Like a Boss

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Like everyone in the COVID-era, you’ve likely joined a virtual meeting (on Zoom or otherwise) that was well-facilitated, ran smoothly, and made you feel like you learned something afterwards. You’ve probably also joined a virtual meeting that felt long-winded, dry and awkward. So why do some make you feel drained …

Mentoring best practices for the virtual workplace

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Mentoring is among the most powerful and effective ways to circulate knowledge throughout an organization. Bringing the right people together at the right time produces myriad benefits, from building both general and specialist knowledge to honing leadership, decision-making and critical thinking skills through conversation and taking action. Mentoring is more …

5 Steps to Adapt & Focus on What Matters Most in the “New Normal”

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Across the globe, communities have been coming to terms with what it means to be in quarantine. We’ve been grappling with distancing ourselves from friends and family, working remotely (or not working at all), and only leaving the house if absolutely necessary. The virus struck, and it struck hard – …

7 Ways to Pollinate Agility & Effectiveness

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Is virtual teamwork getting you down? Are you struggling with motivation? A better understanding of your virtual collaboration style can increase your effectiveness. Take Pollinate’s Knowledge Transfer Index (KTI) assessment (free of charge for individuals through April and May) to get actionable insights into your unique collaboration preferences. Need an …

In for the Long Haul: Can a Sprinter Become a Marathon Runner?

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We’re in for the long haul to restore all-round health, folks. The coronavirus pandemic isn’t a sprint anymore but a marathon. Can a sprinter become a marathon runner? Can a marathoner excel at bouts of sprinting? In the total realm of possibility – sure. In an adrenaline-fuelled environment, no doubt …

The Case for Virtual Mentoring

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Virtual mentoring can be a vitally important means of human connection, growth and learning as the number of people working remotely rises due to COVID-19 disruption. Pollinate advisor Dr. Mary Fernandez shares her thoughts on the benefits and challenges of virtual mentoring, along with strategies for success: Virtual mentoring is …

Remote Work and the Unintended Consequences of Crisis Response

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Remote work has suddenly become standard practice for organizations everywhere, with many workers now mandated to work from home in response to the COVID-19 threat. As we explore alternative forms of connecting and working to maintain organizational collaboration and continuity, we can expect sweeping systems change and a dramatic uptick …