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Collaborative Work Environments: “From Me to We” [infographic]

We have read many articles and trending topics on the benefits of teamwork and collaboration. Still, in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven environments, many leaders and teams find themselves struggling with creating an integrated, collaborative team that can move quickly on projects to produce better results for their organization.

PGi, a global provider of audio, web and video conferencing, has created an infographic that speaks to the real benefits of teamwork in our marketplace.

With a collaboration market projected to reach $33.8 billion in 2018, technology reigns supreme in today’s teamwork-driven workplace, helping connect more employees than ever before as businesses go global and employees work from anywhere. Corporate investments in collaboration technologies include team workspaces, project management, group chat, social intranets and video conferencing, thanks to movements like Bring Your Own Device and Application (BYOD, BYOA), social business, social selling and more. [Blakely Thomas-Aguilar, PGi blog]

The modern team environment is powered by technology that allows companies to adapt quickly to new economic needs and trends. Individuals become collaborators, rather than contributors: a small shift in role, but a significant shift in how teams work.

For Summer 2015, NOVA’s Workforce Development Division features a few classes that can help you, as a leader or team member, hone your skills to develop a more collaborative work environment.

Developing & Managing a Dynamic Team (BUSC 1558)
Reston Center  |  June 4 & 5
Annandale CED  |  August 13 & 14

Teamwork in Today’s Work Environment (BUSC 1787)
Loudoun  |  August 15

Risk & Change Management (BUSC 1522)
Annandale CED  |  Mon/Wed, July 13-22


Infographic from PGi.

Body Language for Business

NOVA’s Workforce Development Division provides a wide selection of courses on management, leadership, and other professional development topics. Alongside the “nuts and bolts” of developing skills lies the more nuanced skills needed to be a more effective manager or leader. Courses such as Emotional Intelligence and Coping with Conflict (see course availability for Summer 2015) are an important asset for dealing with the many demands on workers today.

A large part of communication in the workplace is nonverbal. Your posture, facial expressions, gestures, and even rate of speech will affect the message you are saying to clients, coworkers, and your network. This handy infographic from Gengo.com focuses on the various aspects of nonverbal communication for business environments, and shows how to keep your message effective and engaging whether presenting to an audience, leading a team, or in a job interview.

Whether you are a manager, a salesperson, a client, or someone looking for a job, be aware of your communication style—both verbal and nonverbal. And of course, check out our Summer 2015 course catalog for a listing of business courses to help you develop your career!

Gengo: Business Body Language