Providing Solutions to the 2018 Workplace Trends – Trend #1

Focus Life Institute – 2018 Workplace Trends: Source Forbes
According to Dan Schawbel, research director at Future Workplace, an executive development firm dedicated to rethinking and reimagining the workplace, the following workplace trends will be evident in 2018. I will do a blog for each of the areas that relate to our materials that will provide solutions to these trends.

Leaders encourage more human interaction.
a. Companies will continue to promote their workspaces and design them to facilitate interpersonal relationships between employees.
b. When employees bump into each other in physical environments, it sparks creativity and relationship building that leads to positive outcomes.
c. One study found that moments of conversation between co-workers increases performance by 20% and another study uncovered that 72% of employees who have a best friend at work are more satisfied with their job.
d. Leaders who encourage personal connections will have more committed, satisfied and productive workers.

Solutions: We offer two development tools that will positively affect human interaction. 

Focus on Personal Behavioral Style (People Skills): This tool was created to help individuals understand what shapes their personal behavioral style and the motivations of others. It includes the Focus Personal Profile, a complete understanding of the DISC behavioral styles, and how to blend and be flexible with others to improve communication and personal interaction.

Focus Insights (Soft Skills): This tool was created to help you gain an understanding of your personal strengths and then apply this information into improving soft skills needed in today’s workplace environment in 6 core competencies: Communication, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution, Confidence, Creativity and Character.

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