March represents a troubling anniversary for our world. It has been a year since terms such as social distancing, quarantine, remote learning, working remotely, and zooming became culturally ubiquitous. Unfortunately, good people heard words like furlough and unemployment more often than they ever expected. The moment it seemed we were down, however, many businesses got more creative, more innovative than they ever knew possible. They listened and found new ways to serve customers. Many have become stronger and ultimately better than before.
Do you view your organizational structure as something that is set in stone? At this point, has it become inflexible? It is hard to imagine any company or organization is not at the very least considering how they might adapt and change to stay alive. Businesses have had no choice but to innovate to retain existing customers and reach new prospects. Many things you once assumed as pillars of your operational structure might no longer make sense.
We are thrilled to be kicking off Season 2 of the podcast with our guest Susana L Harris, from PhD Balance. Susanna shares the mission of PhD Balance, a community creating space for academics to learn from shared experiences. They want graduate students to be able to openly discuss and get help for difficult situations, from navigating academia to dealing with mental health struggles. We also have the great pleasure of diving into topics around leading virtual teams, and how she and the PhD Balance team manage remote work across timezones.
In this week's episode, Tracy and Luis discuss how leaders can use communication to both foster culture and accelerate growth! While many believe that these are separate focus areas, at TEAMES & CO we help organizations execute strategies that reinforce them both creating an amplification of your success. We use a framework we like