It’s Time to LISTEN & LEAD

July 16, 2020

A message from Chris Powell, CEO of Talmetrix 

It’s Time to LISTEN & LEAD!

I wasn’t always just black. I used to be just a know a human being.

I was 7 years old and landed the lead role as the frog in the spring school play. My entire family was excited, including my grandmother who made my costume, and my mother who taught 6th grade at the same school that was 95% white. The play was a success. A few days later, some of the older students commented to me that they had never seen a black frog before me. I was curious and confused about why I had to be a black frog versus just a frog.

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Tags Talmetrix, Covid19, Diversity, Racism

Re-Entry - A Model for Renewal and Performance

May 20, 2020

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by Kara McCord, M.A. IO Psychology

How Does this End?

Right now, in this moment, your organization might very well be in survival mode. Your team is learning to work from home, or you’re trying to figure out what social distancing looks like in a workplace. Think of survival mode as “phase 0” on the journey toward re-entry. On any given day, it might feel like survival mode will last forever, but it won’t.


We’re all on a journey of re-entry or put in a more aspirational way: a journey of renewal. But where are we going? How will we know it’s time to go back? And what are we going back to? Talmetrix believes your team already has the answers to these questions, you just need to know how to prompt them to share and how to listen for insight.

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Tags Remote Work, Talmetrix, Covid19, Employee Engagement, Employee Feedback, Employee Experience, Renew

There Has Never Been A More Important Time To Listen

April 28, 2020

by Kara McCord, M.A. IO Psychology

Work (and life) as we knew it came to a screeching halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The federal government is passing massive legislation to offer aid to Americans at a record-breaking pace, the economy is more volatile than ever, and organizations are changing in the form of remote work or furloughing their workforces.

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Tags Remote Work, Talmetrix, Covid19, Employee Engagement, Employee Feedback, Employee Experience

It's Time To Elevate

April 14, 2020

A message from Chris Powell, CEO of Talmetrix 

Listen for the signal in the noise

A few weeks ago, I canceled my cable TV subscription. Too much noise, not enough signal. That’s the thing about information—there’s more of it than ever, but loud, continuous, well-packaged noise is still noise. And the noise wasn’t making me smarter or more informed, and it definitely wasn’t leading to genuine insight. So, for the first time in a while, I came home to a quiet space.

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Tags Remote Work, Talmetrix, Covid19