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8020Info specializes in strategic planning, public consultation/ research, & marketing communications.
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Vol-21_No-16_Nov_22-2021

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at how to step up your game as you move beyond pandemic concerns, overcome adversity, use social proof, encourage employees to stay with your organization, let others “own” their tasks, and why we avoid hybrid online/on-site formats for focus groups. Enjoy!

Stand Out, Aim Higher and Improve Your Team
The Three “Stay Conversations”
Add Social Proof to your Website
Giving Ownership
The List: Nine Beliefs to Overcome Adversity
Caution Against Hybrid Meetings
Reading: Bias Interrupted | Tiny Habits

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Vol-21_No-15_Nov_1-2021

ISSUE #350! In this 8020Info Water Cooler we focus on a strategy development theme to celebrate a special milestone — Issue #350! Below you’ll find some of our most referenced content from over the past 20+ years. Enjoy!

Strategy Is About Making Choices
Mission and Vision Frame Your Strategies
Strategy’s Companion … Change
Implementation Brings Your Strategy to Life
Five Zingers on Stakeholder Engagement
The List:  Planning Under Uncertainty
Bringing Values and Identity Into Strategy Development
Reading: The Guru Guide | Strategy Bites Back

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Vol-21_No-14_Oct_11-2021

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at biases towards authority, negativity and proximity, auditing your web content, polishing your daily management micro-habits, and leading when you’re stressed. Enjoy!

Leading When Stressed
Auditing your Web Content
Beware of Authority Bias on your Board
Explore Your Proximity Bias
Micro-Habits of High-Impact Managers
Nesting Strategies in Context
Reading: Beyond Collaboration Overload | Changing Minds

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Vol-21_No-13_Sept_20-2021

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at factors causing failure in forming and implementing strategy, along with tips on productively handling pressure, modes of delivering value, and recruiting for decision-making skills. Enjoy!

Five Fundamental Factors for Strategy Execution
The Three Flavours of Value
Flip the Script
Hiring for Decision-making Ability
Handling Pressure
Strategies Are Built on Choices
Reading: Four Thousand Weeks | Amazon Unbound

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Vol-21_No-12_Aug_30-2021

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at deciding between online and in-person meetings, improving employee experiences, the power of praise, avoiding pop-ups, styles for managing conflict, and tips on saying “no”. Enjoy!

Planning Your Hybrid Meetings
Strategically Defining the Employee Experience
The Power of Praise
Beware of Irritating Users with Pop-ups
The Model: Five Styles for Managing Conflict
Sidestepping Pushback When You Say “No”
Reading: Who Not How | Influence | Nudge

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Vol-21_No-11_Aug_9-2021

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at the counterintuitive role of solitude in leadership, the top dozen satisfactions people seek in their workplaces, five essential points to consider if you’re rebranding, and tips on managing procrastinators. Enjoy!

Solitude and Leadership
Tips for Managing Procrastinators
Sharpening Your Website Message
Test Your Meetings
The List: 12 Elements of Great Managing
Five Steps to Consider When Rebranding
Books: Think Again | The Power of Pressure


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Vol-21_No-10_July_19-2021

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at planning the return to workplaces, advice for team effectiveness, improving trust, better meetings and setting the stage for creativity. Enjoy!

Resist Old Routines in Return to Office
Team Effectiveness: From Pandemic to Promise
Two Ways to Look At Trust
Hints to Improve Your Meetings
The Model: How to be Creative on Demand
Great Teamwork Needs Strong Fundamentals
Reading: The Imagination Machine | The Art of Thinking Clearly

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Vol-21_No-9_June_28-2021

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at setting priorities for non-profits, managing up, the big fat hippo in advertising, the myth of using body language to assess credibility, five habits for human connection and seven key ingredients for building trust.

Setting Priorities for Non-profits
The Big Fat Hippo in Advertising
Teach Your Employees How to Manage Up
The Myth of Body Language as a Credibility Assessor
The Five Habits of Human Connection
Brené Brown’s BRAVING Elements of Trust
Reading: Digital Body Language | Focus (Playing to Win or Not to Lose)

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Vol-21_No-8_June_07-2021

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at hybrid approaches to remote and on-site work, changing change management, a model for looking at pain points in customer experiences, focusing on SEO, and the dangers of “drift” in decision-making. Enjoy!

Four Buckets for Hybrid Return to Work
Why Change Management Has to Change
The Best Know the Best
Search Engines Can Power Your Brand
Three Levels of Customer Experience
Are You Drifting?
Reading: Information Graphics | The Heart of Business

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Vol-21_No-7_May_17-2021

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we explore categories for performance evaluation, metrics for remote work, tips on improving diversity practices, structuring FAQ pages and countering the pandemic mood of languishing. Enjoy!

Measuring Remote Work Performance
The Blah you’re Feeling is Languishing
Tips to Better Structure Your FAQ Page
Two Simple Changes to Improve Diversity
Categories for Employee Evaluation
Poker Tips for Playing Your Pandemic Hand
Reading: The Great Mental Models | Better, Simpler Strategy

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