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Preciate Profile: Chris Skalenda

Get to know Preciate Our company, like our technology, is about building healthy, authentic relationships. Despite being a remote team, human contact is a HUGE part of our culture. We just do it a little differently! Let’s get to know some of the Preciate team.

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100+ Creative Icebreakers and Conversation Starters for Work

We know that having engaging conversations is one of the best ways to to get to know one another and build close, healthy relationships. But getting the chit-chat going with people that you haven’t met before or don’t know much about personally can feel a little… awkward, no matter how outgoing you are. Awkward moments are a part of life, but there is a solution to eliminating them from work-related socializing, and it’s simple – icebreakers. Icebreakers are short questions used as prompts to get conversations going and help us get to know each other more closely. When used at […]

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Jumpstart Your Team in a Hybrid Working World

While remote and hybrid work are highly desirable for employees around the world, the reality of maintaining team cohesion is team leaders have to be even more intentional than they would have to in the office. Building authentic relationships with coworkers can end up getting pushed to the side when employees are dispersed and your only “face-time” is on stagnant video conferencing platforms. Yet, at the same time, relationship building and strong team cohesion is absolutely critical for increasing employee engagement, improving performance, and retention of top talent.

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The Ultimate List of 106 Team Building Ideas

Relationship-Oriented Team Building to Improve Company Culture Whether it’s planning ice breaker events for newly formed teams or freshening up engagement for groups who have worked together for years, team building can certainly be a challenge. Companies have a lot to think about, and sources of employee motivation can tend to get blurred by certain external rewards. If you’re an employee tasked with team building efforts at your company or someone who just wants to motivate your group, check out our list of 106 relationship-focused ideas to promote team bonding and engagement. 

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Using Radical Transparency to Improve Company Culture

Radical Transparency has been the subject of a TED Talk, and even received a shoutout on an episode of the HBO show “Silicon Valley,” but can your company truly benefit from this controversial concept? It’s certainly not new, but the buzzy business term has gained widespread exposure from the book Principles by Ray Dalio. In Principles, Dalio shares how he transitioned his company, Bridgewater Associates, from boss-to-employee critiques to a more thoughtful exchange of differing ideas, even when it means disagreeing with a superior. Dalio was encouraged to make this transformation after a colleague told him that his feedback style was too blunt.

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