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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

TED Tuesday: Build A Tower, Build A Team | Tom Wujec

"And sometimes, a little prototype of this experience is all that it takes to turn us from an "uh-oh" moment to a "ta-da" moment. And that can make a big difference."

Good Morning Folks,

Our site managers have incredibly varied job roles—their responsibilities include everything from overseeing change management to implementing internal communication strategies and new office technologies. For site managers looking to stay on top of workplace and technology trends, TED Talks can be a great resource. 

Tom Wujec's talk is a case in point. With almost 4 million views it outlines a staple team building exercise—he engages different groups in a simple tower building contest. The competition pits groups like kindergartners, engineers and CEOs against each other to see who can build the tallest tower within a time limit. The talk unveils some unexpected results, with teams who remove ego and focus on iterative methods winning over teams consisting of people typically in leadership positions. Managers who work with project-focused teams may find this talk especially helpful as it holds valuable information about matching incentives, skill sets and work processes in order to achieve a goal.

Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the "marshmallow problem" — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average? Have a look:

With topics ranging from employee habits and leadership tactics, to big data and technological innovations, here are some other important TED Talks we've showcased for site managers to watch:

Jason Fried: "Why work doesn't happen at work"

David Autor: "Will automation take away all our jobs?"

Thanks to David Spence at Office Space for leading me to today's talk. And thanks to you for watching.

Have a GREAT day,

Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer  

"Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried”

Ideas are not set in stone. When exposed to thoughtful people, they morph and adapt into their most potent form. TED Tuesdays on highlights some of today's most intriguing ideas. Look for more talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more— HERE

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

FSO Onsite Outsourcing Enhances Employee Experience with Launch of New Online Training Programs

"If there's one thing that FSO lives and breathes every day, it's the Employee Experience. We focus on motivating and driving the hourly employee to deliver great service with a skip in the step, twinkle in the eye and fire in the belly."

Good Morning Friends,

I'm proud to announce the launch of new monthly online training programs. 

Geared towards basic management, the trainings will target the company's Mail & Logistics Associates, Facilities Managers, Records Associates, Copy Operators, Informationalists (Receptionists) and more who serve FSO's growing list of clients, which include: Financial Companies, High End Real Estate Organizations, Media & Publishing Companies, Law Firms and Higher Education Institutions.

Commenting on the program, my colleague, Kimberly Shephard, SVP of People Solutions (HR) noted, "Our online trainings will have a new subject every month. From tips on how to build morale and how to develop trust in your teams to how to spread the FSO "Personal, Passionate, Productive" way, these required trainings will ultimately give our staff the tools to make them even more effective managers and leaders."

These crucial offerings are what make FSO's people different from any of our competitors. As co-founder of the onsite outsourcing business and a true pioneer of motivating people, I can confidently say that FSO has the most comprehensive training, awards and recognition programs in the industry. This is what keeps our staff happy resulting in exceptional service delivery to the customer." 

On the heels of my remarks, President Jim Caton commented, "If there's one thing that FSO lives and breathes every day, it's the Employee Experience. We focus on motivating and driving the hourly employee to deliver great service with a skip in the step, twinkle in the eye and fire in the belly."

To reinforce the trainings, FSO will be scheduling follow up sessions to support the material and answer any questions their staff may have. The first topic of the online trainings launched this week was "Leadership Defined". 

Have a GREAT day, be happy and…

Love Life!

Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer  

Recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest growing companies for the second consecutive year, FSO's growth and success can be attributed to making a positive and powerful impact on their clients' bottom lines, as well as their employees' careers and lives. Learn more about what differentiates FSO here.

About the Author:
Welcome to the fastest growing onsite outsourcing company in the nation! Led by Mitch Weiner, co-founder and industry pioneer, FSO is "the" award winning enterprise-wide outsourcing and people solutions firm servicing a multitude of clients across North America.

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