Sparking Innovation in the Hybrid Workplace

May 4, 2022

Let’s dispel an innovation myth. Here’s one: innovation suffers if you can’t get everyone together in the office. The perception that innovation only happens when people are in the same room (i.e., working synchronously) at the same time is just that—a perception. It’s one based on the “that’s the way we’ve always done it” principle.…

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The Best Approach for Your Hybrid/Remote Workforce Decisions

April 13, 2022

You’re eager to make the right decisions about your organization’s workforce model, but it’s complicated. Should everyone return to the office? If not, who should return? How many days should each team work in the office and how many days at home? Which days? These decisions are taking longer than expected as pandemic variants keep…

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Remote Mentorship Is More Important & Accessible Than Ever

March 30, 2022

Professionals who work remotely worry about not having the same mentorship opportunities as colleagues working in the office. But don’t worry! Remote mentoring looks different for people on both sides of the relationship, and in many ways, it’s easier, too. Just like the in-person version, remote mentoring helps new professionals find direction and realize their…

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How Remote Managers Can Help Employees with Imposter Syndrome

March 8, 2022

Those who suffer from imposter syndrome, are in good company. Albert Einstein, Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, and Emma Watson, along with 82% of the rest of us, have wrestled with impostor syndrome. What is it, you may ask? It’s a yammering internal critic that challenges the validity of your successes. That critic’s voice often gets…

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Take a Strategic Approach to Enhancing Your Career Wellness

February 23, 2022

A recent client talked to us about her experience working these last two years. She had pivoted from working entirely onsite – to working remotely (and loving it) – to now being told she may need to come back to the office again. The flexibility she had grown to love was in jeopardy. She was…

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The ROI of Investing in Your Managers

February 11, 2022

Over the last few years, managers experienced unprecedented challenges. No amount of training could have prepared them for what happened. They made tremendous strides. Now, leadership is making more permanent changes, and the time is ripe to reward your managers. One of the best rewards you can give them is training. Training is something employees seek…

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How to Connect on a More Human Level While Working Remotely

January 24, 2022

Do you think the remote workplace feels more human or less human? We polled our LinkedIn connections to find out, and the people have spoken! The majority (71%) of poll-takers said they feel working from home has ‘humanized’ the workplace. Looking at the last 21 plus months, we weren’t surprised to see this response. As…

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Introduce Feedback Loops to Your Hybrid/Remote Manager Training

January 6, 2022

If you’re not a fan of annual performance reviews, you’re in good company. In fact, Gallup researchers found that 14% of people and only 8% of managers feel inspired by performance reviews. The problem? Annual performance reviews are delivered long after yearly goals are set and much of the work toward those goals is done.…

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Don’t Forget about Your Remote Team When You’re Hybrid

December 22, 2021

When equipping the office space, consider your entire team. Think about what equipment and resources your employees will require, provide, and/or pay for themselves. Regardless of how many days they work from home, it’s essential that their home office is set up similarly to the office. Having an ergonomically friendly desk and chair arrangement is as crucial…

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How to Optimize Your Remote Team’s Strengths

December 9, 2021

Not working in the same physical space as your colleagues can be challenging. When you aren’t with them, it’s sometimes harder to gauge their thoughts and feelings by observing physical cues. You can’t watch their interactions with others or observe their body language. You can’t feel if their knees are shaking under the table when…

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