Smarter, Not Harder Series
Welcome to the “Smarter, Not Harder” Series for supervisors.
This series is designed for supervisors by supervisors. On the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, colleagues will offer quick tips to help make your work life easier and your teams more effective. The tips will be practical and easy to digest. They are to help us “do-learn-do”: try something out, adapt and improve, and then do again. They will often include an article, video, podcast, or a MOLearning course. This series is all about investing just a few minutes to make our work a bit better. You will also find a library of the “Smarter, Not Harder” Series content in MOLearning.
Use 5 Whys of Critical Thinking
Recommendation by: Crystal Wilson, Department of Social Services
Build Confidence by Prioritizing a Growth Mindset
Recommendation by: Cindy Dixon, Director of Operational Excellence
Stop Procrastinating: EAT THAT FROG!
Recommendation by: Rebecca Moyers, Operational Excellence Leader & Director of Strategy and Performance in the Office of Administration
4 Ways to Create a Learning Culture on Your Team
Recommendation by: Jimmy Williams, Department of Agriculture
How Role Clarity Contributes to Organizational Health
Recommendation by: Aaron Dimmock, Deputy Director for Operational Excellence, Office of Administration
Leaders versus Managers
Recommendation by: Jake King, Continuous Improvement Coordinator in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Use the ‘OHIO’ Principle and Get Control of Your Inbox
Recommendation by: Ashley Shannon, Operational Excellence Leader from the State Emergency Management Agency in the Department of Public Safety
How a “Less is More’ Mindset is a Powerful Problem Solving Tool
Recommendation by: Colette Weckenborg, Continuous Improvement and IT Administrator in the Department of Natural Resources
How to reap big returns from meetings that are just 10 to 15 minutes long
Recommendation by: Cindy Dixon, State Director of Operational Excellence