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Breaking Down the Distance Barrier in Your Communications
Why does it feel so hard to build relationships and connections with colleagues who work from home or in a different office? If we’re being honest here, a lot of it has to do with the fact that you aren’t seeing them in the office on a day-to-day basis. You don’t bump into them in the hallway and have those water-cooler conversations. You often don’t “see” what they are doing, thinking or how they are reacting to what you are saying. So how do you build a strong and engaging relationship with your distanced employee, team or manager?
In this session, we will discuss what barriers you face in your distanced communications and how to overcome them. You’ll learn key best practices that you can put in to practice immediately to improve your distanced communications so you can work more effectively regardless of where you and your colleagues are located.
About the Presenter:
Chris Coladonato is the Professional Development Leader for the Individual Contributor Center of Excellence at Farmers Insurance with 20 years’ experience as a talent development professional. In her role, she is responsible for driving strategic enterprise-wide initiatives that advance professional and culture development efforts. Key areas of focus include engaging employees in taking ownership of their careers, helping distanced managers and employees work efficiently and effectively both individually and collectively, developing skills to build strategic networks and connections across business units within the organization.
Chris served on the board of the ATD Maryland Chapter for six years, including the role of president and has been a member of National Advisor for Chapters (NAC) since 2015. She currently serves as the chair of the NAC and is a member of the ATD Board of Directors. Chris became a Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) in 2011.
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