If You Multitask During Meetings, Your Team Will, Too

Written by Nina Shikaloff, Renne Cullinan, Ryan Fuller, Shani Harmon

Managers have hard jobs. They coordinate the work of their teams, align this work with company goals, serve as a primary source of professional development for their employees, deliver results, and many other critical tasks (all while keeping people engaged). We’ve previously written about what great managers do differently, but even great managers are not fully aware of how their work habits can impact those they supervise. Our latest research allows us to begin quantifying how these habits can cause significant — and often undesirable — ripple effects.

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Nina Shikaloff
Nina Shikaloff

Nina Shikaloff is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, where she delivers actionable insights for improving organizational efficiency and talent management to Fortune 500 companies using Workplace Analytics. She previously led analytic consulting, R&D and product management functions at FICO and InfoCentricity.

Renne Cullinan

Ryan Fuller
Ryan Fuller

Ryan Fuller was the CEO and co-founder of VoloMetrix, a leading people analytics company acquired by Microsoft in 2015. Within Microsoft, Ryan leads a business unit focused on making organizational analytics capabilities broadly available. Previously he was a management consultant at Bain & Company.

Shani Harmon

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