Avoid Zoom Doom: 10 Ways Managers Can Facilitate Inclusive, Virtual Conversations

Managers like you are used to hosting team meetings. You’ve probably led hundreds of weekly staff meetings. You might have given presentations to your company’s board of directors. Over the years, you’ve perfected your power poses and PowerPoint navigation. But, due to the pandemic, new work-from-home rules have shifted in-person meetings online. Zoom is the […]

How Do I Manage Remote Workers? Ben & Jerry’s, Slack, and Big Brother

In last week’s article, I wrote about how automation will come into its own in 2020. We will learn more about the ways automation could make us better managers and how it might affect jobs held by humans like you and me. This week’s topic is an offshoot of the automation/tech theme, and it’s on […]

What Does Flexibility Mean in the Workplace? The Answer Might Surprise You

“Young People Are Going To Save Us All From Office Life,” cheered the headline of a recent New York Times article that caught my eye. As the article explored, flexibility is often cited as the highest priority for newer professionals as they evaluate jobs. But I would argue that, in our current five-generation environment,  workplace […]

Top 4 States and Cities Offering Financial Incentives to Relocate Remote Workers

Are you a remote worker who conducts business from home or a co-working space? This post is for you. Over the past fifty years, the U.S. has seen a massive demographic shift from rural areas to cities. This means many states have populations that are dwindling and rapidly aging. Some geographic regions are not able […]

What Do Multigenerational Employees Want in a Work Environment?

Location, location, location? It turns out the old real estate saying about the three most valuable qualities of a property may not be true for modern workplaces. For employers wanting to attract today’s multigenerational employees, the mantra might now be design, flexibility and light. This discovery comes from the results of Capital One’s 2018 Work […]

This Is Your New Career Superpower

Over the years I have discovered a daily practice that acts like nothing short of a superpower for your career. It makes employees invaluable to their associates and clients. It helps job seekers stand out. And it ensures you always have a steady flow of interesting conversation topics, whether you find yourself at a networking […]

The Future of Freelancing: Five Things Managers Can Do  

There’s a seismic shift underway in the workplace, and if this “future of work” trend hasn’t affected you yet, it will. It’s the current fluctuation from full-time employment to freelancing. In fact, the “Freelancing in America: 2017” research from Upwork and Freelancers Union found that more than 57 million Americans are freelancing today, representing 36 […]