Tracking the Trend: Is the Coronavirus a Tipping Point for Virtual Work?

As we face the potential of quarantine caused by the COVID-19 virus, many are being forced into quarantine. Amazon, Microsoft, and Expedia are asking employees to work from home. Harvard and University of Washington are only holding classes online. My grandson’s first grade class in Bothell, Washington has also gone to online classes for two weeks. Could we be seeing a linear trend toward the virtual workplace? Read More

Why Not Wednesday Book Recommendation: Stephen R. Covey’s “The 8th Habit”

I wished I would have written (the 8th Habit.” But I didn’t. Stephen Covey did. I also wished I would have read this book in high school. But it wasn’t written yet. Never the less, it is that powerful. Let me share why. Why Not Wednesday is part of our new Blog post schedule. Those that follow Murfield Coaching appreciate that we solve significant problems through innovative thinking. We work to magnify your unique value, not replicate what others do. That requires innovative thinking to solve significant problems. Our clients most appreciate our emphasis on building employee engagement, alleviating employee trauma, and unleashing disruptive innovation. Our research shows that innovation occurs most often within a cutting-edge organizational culture. That begins with the individual looking inside. Read More

3 Strategic Changes to Leverage the Power of Human Resources

Mention Human Resources and many executives, managers and employees groan.  They just don’t see how H.R. is  or could be significant in creating radical change. Why not? I have studied this situation for the last 25 years, starting in a time when H.R. was known as “Personnel.” As I taught Business Communication and then Leadership… Read More