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3 Practical Tips for Overcoming Productivity FOMO during the Coronavirus Downturn

May 28, 2020

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When it comes to working from home, I’ve noticed that the number one enemy of productivity is social media. I hear this from college interns. I hear it from direct managers. I’m not immune either – you should see me scroll through Twitter during the Oscars season. Americans spend an average of 2.35 hours every […]

Finding Practical Tips for Overcoming Productivity FOMO during the Coronavirus Downturn

Beyond Zoom: 3 Tips for Managing Employees Online during COVID-19

April 30, 2020

Coronavirus has forced millions of families to attempt homeschooling for the first time ever. My family is no exception. It sure has been a transition with unique frustrations and learning curves.  On the one hand, my family and I have had to adjust to an entirely new set of logistics. No more checking whether my […]

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When “Face Time” is FaceTime: How to Manage Virtual Workers

September 20, 2016

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No longer just for hipster start-ups, even prominent companies – think IBM, American Express and 3M — now abound with virtual workers. In fact, nearly one-quarter of American workers currently telecommute at least part of the time, according to Global Workplace Analytics. That means that whether you’re a new or seasoned manager, you probably manage […]

When “Face Time” is FaceTime: How to Manage Virtual Workers

Should Work Be ‘Fun’? The Concept is More Retro Than You Think

September 6, 2016

“Work isn’t supposed to be fun. It’s called ‘work’ for a reason!” Sound familiar? I’ve certainly heard comments like this from curmudgeonly colleagues over the years. I frequently hear people criticize millennials for wanting work to be “fun.” And the media likes to bombard us with millennial-bashing images of immature young people who expect a […]

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Should Work Be “Fun”? The Concept is More Retro Than You Think

Why Transparency Matters: Your Three-Step Guide to a More Transparent Workplace

August 30, 2016

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“A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.” If you thought this quote came from a millennial start-up founder, you’d be wrong. None other than the Dalai Lama shared this belief on how transparency can yield success. But transparency can be a scary concept for managers. After all, Gen Xers […]

Why Transparency Matters: Your Three-Step Guide to a More Transparent Workplace