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Internal Training and Learning Initiatives: Why They Matter

Every month at FMP we share our thoughts on the latest workplace trends and explore the effects they have on employees. As a more recent hire, I have been astounded by the efforts that FMP makes to create a positive employee experience. One of the most notable and unique ways that FMP does this is…

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How FMP Does Teleworking – An Interview with Our Remote Employees

At FMP, we practice flexibility every day – not just in specific situations, but in our work arrangements. Many employees based out of our office in Shirlington, VA work remotely 1 – 2 days a week; however, we also have full-time remote employees located across the country. We are proud to share the best practices,…

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Open Office Plans: Workplace Wonder or Business Blunder?

Every month at FMP we share our thoughts on the latest workplace trends and explore the effects they have on employees. In one of the greatest workplace comedies of the 20th century, “Office Space” follows an information technology worker who is fed up with his dismal job at a depressing corporate office. It’s easy to see…

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Improve Your Wellbeing in the Workplace

An office environment has a major impact on how its employees function. Unfortunately, you can’t always control the entire office environment, however you can control your daily habits in order to maximize on your productivity and wellbeing. It’s easy to slip into bad habits over time, especially at the office, but there are simple steps…

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Emotional Intelligence and the Rules of Improv

Check out how our consultants navigate everyday office occurrences using Emotional Intelligence.

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Emotional Intelligence: Learned or Innate?

As explained last week in our blog, Emotional Intelligence (EI) affects performance at work and has a profound impact on many skills important for consultants to possess, specifically communication, flexibility, and teamwork. We also learned that while EI may seem to come naturally to some people, it may not come as naturally to others. This begs…

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What do Company Softball Teams and EI Have in Common?

If you’ve been following this month’s blog series, you already know that Emotional Intelligence (EI)is more than just a buzzword, it’s a foundational skill that impacts both individual and organizational performance. So, what do company sponsored softball teams and EI have in common? It turns out that extracurricular activities like softball that connect employees outside of…

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Emotional Intelligence: More than a Personal Relationship Skill

As we introduced last week, emotional intelligence, or EI, is based on the recognition and regulation of your own emotions as well as those of others. While at first glance this concept may seem to mostly apply to our personal lives, EI is actually extremely relevant in our professional lives. EI is a foundational ability…

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EQ over IQ: Addressing the Importance of Emotional Intelligence

Ever wonder what the valedictorian of your high school is up to? Or the classmate who scored the highest on his or her SATs – if the two weren’t one in the same! Chances are they are successfully skyrocketing through their careers at reputable organizations all over, as one could easily say was expected due…

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Leveraging Generational Diversity at Work

As we wind down this month’s focus on diversity and inclusion, we had one more conversation to share about diversity in the workplace- a point of view on generational differences that highlights the true differences, as well as the powerful commonalities between the four different generations currently at work together.  Have you ever heard, or…

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