HRDQ is a developer of soft-skills learning solutions that help to improve the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations. We bring you the best in assessments, games, workshops, and simulations for facilitated classroom training, and e-learning and e-assessments for distance learning. Our primary audience includes corporate trainers, HR professionals, educational institutions, and independent consultants.
The staff of HRDQ has learned that Dr. Fred Mumma, author of the learning instrument, Team Work and Team-Roles, has passed away. Dr. Mumma was one of our early product authors and began working with HRDQ in the early 1980’s. His learning instrument was an immediate success and continues to be popular with trainers and HR professionals today. Fred had been helping people understand the dynamics and work of groups since 1966 when he was a process consultant in the leadership laboratories at Temple University. He has conducted workshops, training programs, team-building sessions, and counseling for managers and executives on, Read More
Your to-do list is a mile long, everything is labeled high priority, and the expectations are high. Time robbers. They steal from you each and every day, leaving you overwhelmed, frustrated, and spinning your wheels. And guess what? You may be the culprit. That’s right, what derails you most is oftentimes self-imposed. Take a look at this lineup. How many do you recognize—and how can you stop the crime against productivity? Putting things off leads to costly mistakes, poor results, and other issues that require you to spend even more time on the task at hand. Whether you’ve developed a, Read More
Workplace productivity, employee engagement, and job satisfaction probably aren’t the first things that come to mind when you think about conflict. Since the days of Plato and Aristotle, conflict has been widely recognized as the cause of many struggles, from stress and inefficiency to poor decision-making and employee turnover. Just look these eye-opening statistics: Almost 85% of employees experience conflict at work. Managers spend as much as 40% of their time dealing with conflict. Employees exhaust approximately 3 hours each week in conflict situations. Yikes! And to complicate things further, wrap your head around this: For all the damage inflicted, Read More
Personality style affects our interactions with others, and it is important in several aspects of organizational and personal life. People with different styles have different priorities and function at different paces. These differences can create problems if they remain under the surface. If Joe is slow and thorough and Jane is fast and decisive, their working relationship will be stressful unless they are aware of each other’s preferences. Knowledge of personality styles prevents misinterpretation and frustration. Understanding personality style allows us to interpret the actions of others. If we are aware of another person’s typical behaviors, we can take these, Read More
Creativity has been called the “secret sauce” of personal growth and organizational success. And in today’s organizations the demand for more creativity is greater than ever. But what exactly is creativity? And is it possible for people to improve their creative talents? We recently interviewed Dr. Lynne Levesque, a creativity expert and author of Breakthrough Creativity and the Breakthrough Creativity Profile, about developing creativity in the workplace. Q: How do you define creativity? A: I believe we are all creative. But popular definitions of creativity such as “brainstorming,” “the generation of big ideas,” “creating groundbreaking innovations,” “genius,” and “artist” miss, Read More