June 2021 Newsletter

Beyond the Numbers

June 2021

The 5 Keys to Effective Communication in The Workplace?

June is effective communication month which we believe should walk hand in hand with other June celebrations like Pride Month and Juneteenth!
Communication is inevitable and often times we find ourselves in miscommunication spats with our friends, family, significant others, and often our co-workers.
 
Found in a recent study by The Economist Intelligence Unit, poor communication can lead to delayed or failed projects, low morale among employees, increased stress, missed performance goals, and hundreds of thousands of dollars lost in sales. So, what are the keys to having successful communication in the workplace?
 
1. Be HOT: Honest, Open, and Transparent
2. Be Empathetic
3. Remain Respectful
4. Be Accountable for your Actions, Regardless of the Outcome
5. Just Do it!
 
You can read more about the 5 Keys of Effective Communication here.
REMINDER!

A friendly reminder that June 15th, 2021 is the next estimated tax payment date!

Diversity And Inclusion In The Workplace

With nearly 12 million Americans identifying as LGTBQ, it is of the utmost importance as a company to create an inclusive workplace culture. According to Forbes, there are four ways that can help your company do exactly that:
 
1. Train on Inclusivity in Language
2. Hire an Inclusivity Specialist and Run Workshops to Educate
3. Be Aware of the Do’s and Dont’s
4. Update Company Policies and Ensure Inclusive Benefits
 
If you’re serious about being inclusive in your company, we have a Diversity and Inclusion policy written by Liles Law that we would like to share with you. If you would like your very own copy to put in your handbook, please click the button below and let us know!

Congratulations to Rewriting the code!

We want to give a huge shoutout and congratulations to one of our clients Rewriting the Code for being awarded $800,000 from the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition to continue their efforts in expanding the number of Black, Latina, and Indigenous women pursuing their collegiate degrees in technology and computing.
 
For those of you who don’t know, Rewriting the Code is a non-profit here in the Triangle Area that is working to empower women in Tech. Already, they have over 11,500 women, in 800 universities, in 51 countries. The grant that they just received to continue their work is the largest ever made by Reboot Representation!

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On the Books Recommendations (Books, Podcasts, and More!)

June Podcast: Eric Ries on the Future of Entrepreneurship

Join this New York Times bestseller, entrepreneur, and the CEO of Long-Term Stock Exchange to discuss carrying on in the face of failure, the importance of not judging books by their covers, and how serial entrepreneurs and serial killers have a lot more in common than you think. Listen here to Episode 1 of the Expensify Podcast.

June Book:  Invent & Wander (The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos)

Read about the core principles and philosophy that have guided Jeff Bezos in creating, building, and leading Amazon and Blue Origin.  In his own words, written in a direct and “down-to-earth style”, Jeff Bezos gives a master class in business values, strategy, and execution. Boost your business knowledge from the best in the business here.

Upcoming Virtual Events:

 
 
Red Hat Summit – June 15th @ 8:00am – June 16th @ 5:00pm – Red Hat’s community comes together to uplift perspectives in enterprise IT all around the world. Join for the two-part virtual experience as well as the small-scale events.
 
Get2Know NC Tech Webinar – July 9th @ 9:00-9:30am – Join for a discussion on how you/your company can benefit from getting involved, accessing resources, and connecting with staff.
 
Learn How to Navigate Sticky & Difficult Conversations – June 15th @ 9:00-10:00am – Stephanie Reed, founder of Aspire2Higher Company is joining the Raleigh Chamber to share her personal experience with navigating sticky and difficult conversations while networking.

Early Stage Investments in a Post Pandemic Environment – June 23rd – 1:00-2:00pm – Listen in to get updates on investment strategies that happened during the peak of the pandemic and what’s on the horizon in the next six to twelve months.
 
Connected Communities Conference – July 27th – This conference is bringing together city, industry, business, and academic leaders to talk and share ideas on ways to make the Triangle Area a smarter and more connected community.
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