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How to Increase Collaboration and Performance — Interview with Emma Hamer

by Tom Johnson on Nov 13, 2006
categories: podcasts

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Emma Hamer, a performance improvement consultant in Vancouver, Canada, explains how to move your performance up to another level by setting up the ideal collaborative workspace, overcoming team members' fears of change, and addressing other common problems in the workplace.

In this podcast, she covers the following:

  • Helping writers cope with major changes (such as implementing a CMS)
  • Understanding the difference between a group and a team
  • Radically increasing collaboration and communication on project teams
  • Changing the way your workspace is organized
  • Encouraging your employees to present great ideas
  • Dealing with lack of consensus in a department
  • Understanding human factors about managing and leading
  • Making performance reviews less burdensome and more accurate

To contact Emma, send an e-mail to [email protected]. You can also visit her website at

To leave a comment on this podcast, call 727-493-2139, send an email to [email protected], or use the comment feature on the post.

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