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Mason Smith

Collective Next recently launched an open conversations series dedicated to finding—and inventing—best practices around the way we work now. Our first discussion, Working Better, Virtually, yielded a lively and engaged conversation about our...

Bree Sanchez

Along with other parents of school-age children, I have found many virtual water cooler conversations these days revolving around the new, unexpected, and daunting task of “homeschooling.” Being an effective teacher is part art, part science, and at least 50% magic—or rather, wisdom that only comes with experience. As we bemoaned our inability to deliver on our outsized expectations, we started to recognize a pattern in the challenges we are facing:

Kathy Clemons

This is the time of year when we reflect on the year that is closing and make promises to ourselves about what we want to be different next year. We try new things, re-commit to being better, and seek out ideas and approaches to make improvements in our lives.

As someone who works long hours, travels...

Mike LaRhette

Collective Next has run hundreds of strategic offsites over the years and while each one presents its own unique challenges in both design and delivery, there are a few guiding design principles we try to use when approachin them with our clients.  Here are five basic no-no’s we strive to maintain.

No PowerPoint
PowerPoint has been an easy target for years so this should be no surprise that it tops our list.  Nothing new here...