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Why we're changing our name to Valence

Your brand is how your company presents itself to the world, but inevitably there will need to be slight adjustments along the way.

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Check Your Rearview Before Claiming A Crisis Is Over

We recently checked in with some of our senior clients and heard a variation of the phrase, “The crisis is over.” But after speaking with our users in middle management and on the frontlines of organizations, different experiences were left behind, far from it.

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Your Feedback Is Going Nowhere. So Now What?

Remote work is hindering your ability to offer constructive feedback even though you’ve built social license to be candid with your team. Team outings and workplace comradery are no longer at play when it comes to effectively delivering critical comments. Alas, your feedback is being hidden behind screens with nowhere to go.

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You Might Be Failing At Feedback, Here's Why

From retros to 1 on 1s, your ability to give feedback is what makes you a good leader. But simply giving constructive feedback often isn’t what’s going to help you effectively lead and improve team performance. If you think it’s about how often you coach, mentor, advise or opine, think again.

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The Tips To Onboard (And Keep) Your New Hires

For the first time since Q1, many companies are ramping back up hiring. And while most have navigated the how to’s of interviewing and hiring remotely, a majority are struggling to effectively onboard those new hires.

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The Secret Sauce To High Trust Remote Teams

Although swift and sudden, many teams have adjusted to working remotely. But as remote work drags on, team trust can easily fade if not purposefully maintained. Our research found 3 secret ingredients for what it takes to build high trust teams.

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What Holds People Back From Being Vulnerable At Work?

We looked at our Align tool reports since the pandemic started to understand how the employee experience has changed. Between April-June, we saw a dramatic spike in teams who said they struggled to be vulnerable in front of their colleagues.

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Career Development Can't Stay On The Back Burner Much Longer

Career development and mentorship opportunities have largely stalled. We asked young professionals about how they’re feeling and coping with the dearth of mentorship and development opportunities at what would typically be a high growth and learning stage of their careers.

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How Employee Burnout Became Managers’ Top Fear

Despite the early pandemic headlines of employees thrilled to work from home and prominent companies declaring it their new long-term normal, our Return to the Office survey told a different story - remote work isn’t the reset we all hoped for.

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