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20 Icebreaker Activities, Questions & Games for Meetings & Employees [+Download]

Icebreakers get a bad rap, but they’re not all trust falls and clichés. Done well, icebreaker activities energize and engage employees and help them build trust and get to know each other. Here are 20 great icebreakers: 10 for getting to know new employees or to use at work retreats, and 10 to start meetings. 10 Icebreaker Activities for New…

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20 Icebreaker Activities, Questions & Games

MS Office Tools vs Pingboard: Which Software is Better for Org Charts?

There’s no question you need an org chart for your company. An org chart is a vital tool for helping new hires understand the chain of command and can allow them to easily access contact info for their peers. HR or leadership teams find a lot of value in org charts for succession and workforce planning. The question then is…

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MS Office Tools vs Pingboard: Which Software is Better for Org Charts?

Impactful Employee Recognition Ideas & Sample Recognition Letter

When employees know how appreciated they are for their work, they’re more likely to be productive and committed members of the company. Without regular recognition, they may start to feel expendable and look for opportunities elsewhere. Luckily, letting your employees know how much you appreciate them isn’t complicated. From offering small bonuses to writing a formal letter detailing your gratitude,…

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Impactful Employee Recognition Ideas & Sample Recognition Letter

Organizational Planning Guide: Types of Plans, Steps, and Examples

Organizational planning is like charting your company’s path on a map. You need to know what direction you’re headed to stay competitive. But what exactly is organizational planning and how do you do it effectively? This guide will cover: The different components or types of organizational plans? The 5 Process Steps of Organizational Planning Organizational Planning Examples What is Organizational…

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Organizational Planning Guide: Types of Plans, Steps, and Examples

How to Set Up Consistent OKRs Across Departments [+ OKR Template]

Whether you want to be the top brand in your industry, employ the most talented leaders, revolutionize your production line or all of the above, you need a consistent goal-setting and action strategy to get where you want to go. That’s where objectives and key results (OKRs) come in. Here is a quick overview of what this OKR guide has…

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How to Set Up Consistent OKRs Across Departments [+ OKR Template]

How to Start a Peer-to-Peer Recognition Program + Employee Recognition Ideas

You may have heard how beneficial peer-to-peer recognition is in giving color to employee performance reviews. But an established peer recognition program increases employee happiness, engagement, and collaboration, making the office a more enjoyable and productive place for everyone. If you’re interested in creating a peer-to-peer recognition program, this guide will get you started. There are five steps to design,…

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Employee Recognition Tools

An Introductory Guide to the Corporate Chain of Command [+Examples]

If there’s one management process that can foster collaboration, innovation, productivity, job satisfaction, and more, it’s a well-designed and thoughtfully implemented chain of command. A chain of command describes who employees should report to and when they should consult their supervisor with project decisions. Not only is it part and parcel of a company’s hierarchy, but it’s essential to creating…

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Chain of Command

Our 8 Tips for Getting Remote Work Right

To state the obvious: There’s a lot going on right now, and it’s fair to assume that everyone is feeling a little unsteady. We’re all worried about the health of our families and communities and concerned about the future. And even if you’re lucky enough to work in a job where you’re able to work remotely, it’s easy to be…

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Pingboard's 8 Tips for Getting Remote Work Right

A GDPR Compliance Checklist for US Companies

Analyzing data about website visitors or current customers is essential for providing the best possible user experience. However, if any of your visitors or customers are based in the European Union, you need to be in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—or risk being fined millions of dollars. With 11 chapters, 99 articles, and 173 recitals (a statement…

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GDPR Checklist Article