Edgar Wilson

About Edgar Wilson

Edgar Wilson is an Oregon native writing on trends in health, education, and global affairs. He has worked in industries ranging from international marketing to broadcast journalism. He is currently working as an independent analytical consultant. He can be reached via email here or on Twitter @EdgarTwilson, and more of his work viewed through Contently.

Fostering a Healthy Multigenerational Workforce

While generational rivalry in America is nothing new, it may seem a bit more widespread and aggressive these days thanks to the internet. Popular online question and answer platform Quora has a trove of leading

A Wellness Culture at Work Takes More Than Words

Popular mythology, particularly among America’s older generations, imagines that kids today are born knowing how to use smartphones, computers, and tablets. Before they so much as crawl or exclaim, “Ma-ma!” they seem to intuitively know

Planning and Communication: Without Both, You Have Nothing

The decisions that face patients in end-of-life situations are not the sort that elicit a shrug.  How do you feel about resuscitation?  What about intubation?  What’s your stance on organ donation?  Even the basics –

By |Internal communication|

Why You Should Keep Track of Company Joy

On a scale from 1 - 10, how much pain are you in? It has always been a rather perplexing question, and one almost impossible to answer objectively. Pain is subjective; that’s the challenge in

How Your Company Can Leverage the Gig Economy

It might be time to move “remote work opportunities” from your company’s Perks and Benefits column into Survival Strategies. America’s economic history has depended on mobility of workers and opportunities. People have followed jobs out

By |HR Trends, Talent Management|

Combat the Hazards of Dissatisfaction

More than anything, Millennials want engagement at work, but often have to settle for morale. In countless organizations, engagement is often conflated with morale--as if engagement is just another metric assessing how employees feel about

By |Employee engagement|

Shaping Company Culture Through Language

I once had a boss who banned the entire organization from ever saying “sorry.” Whether we were talking to customer, a manager, or each other, no one was allowed to say “sorry” under any circumstances.

By |Company culture|

Don’t Tell Me How To Do My Job

One of my very first managers had a little catchphrase she liked to use whenever she assigned out a new tasks. Without fail, she would tell us, “I won’t ask you to do anything I

By |Leadership, Talent Management|

Rebuilding Company Culture in a Mobile Age

A key predictor of success in any endeavor comes from mindset. It can be tempting to approach the challenges of establishing, rebuilding, or preserving a company culture as an uphill battle when more and more

By |Company culture|

Retaining Talent Means Retraining Talent

Millennials are educated; by some accounts, they are the most educated generation in history. But all too often, they are not well-trained. It might be crossing the bridge from theory to practice: classrooms can be

By |Talent Management|