Why it’s Essential to Embrace an Employee-Centered Remote Work Plan

October 6, 2021

The nationwide move to a more remote-inclusive workplace stems from employees’ need for greater flexibility. The effort to balance work and life outside of work is not new. What is new: the weight employees are placing on flexibility. Today, an employer’s long-term success depends upon underestimating how highly flexibility ranks with their people.  Flexibility is Key Before…

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How to Have a Meaningful Meeting Mindset When Working Remotely

September 27, 2021

Before the pandemic, our calendars were already overloaded with meetings. The COVID hit, and our in-person and virtual meeting became ALL virtual. Staying connected is an admirable intention, but our mania for meetings has had a negative impact: an increase in virtual fatigue and a decrease in productivity. It’s time to stop the madness and…

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What Will Associations Look Like Post-Pandemic?

September 23, 2021

What will associations look like post-pandemic?  That’s the heart of what we asked hundreds of senior association leaders in the State of Association Workplaces Post-Pandemic Survey. The answers provide Association leaders the unprecedented opportunity to learn from their forced work from home (WFH) experiment. They can now intentionally carve out a future workforce structure that…

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How Extroverts Can Find Success Working Remotely

September 8, 2021

How much do you resonate with the concerns of this person?   “I’m scared we’ll remain a remote-only workplace. I feel so depressed and disconnected working from home. I’m an extrovert. I really enjoyed coming into work.”  Fear not, extroverts (and social introverts). Our advice will help you feel connected and fulfilled while working remotely, so you can avoid over-sharing with grocery clerks and other random strangers.   Extroverts’ Remote Work Struggles and Advantages People sometimes mistakenly believe…

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Modern Manners: Virtual Meeting Etiquette

August 25, 2021

Last year we started the “etiquette” conversation by addressing Communication Etiquette in a Distributed Workforce. That article highlighted why it is vital to establish a communication etiquette that is accessible and universally applied across your organization. One of the primary methods teams use to communicate is through “meetings.” Since meetings are the lifeblood of remote…

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The Resurrection of the Middle Manager

January 7, 2021

If you do a Google search for the term “middle manager,” you will notice a disturbing theme. The top articles that pop up are: “Why Being a Middle Manager Is So Exhausting?“, “The Miserable Middle Managers,” and “Why Middle Managers Need A Hug.” This past year has been a rough one for many, but the…

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Communication Etiquette in a Distributed Workforce

October 27, 2020

It is vital to establish a communication etiquette that is accessible and universally applied across your organization.

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Virtual Management Quick Tips and Best Practices

October 15, 2020

Let’s be real: managing teams virtually is not the same as managing teams in person. Managing virtually requires leaders to reassess their mindsets, practices, and approaches to working with their teams. In person, leaders can initiate impromptu meetings in the break room, or they can “pop into” someone’s office to ask a question. Once casual…

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Tips to Stay Connected and Maintain Your Organization’s Culture Virtually

September 30, 2020

Maintaining your organization’s culture as you transition to a distributed workforce can be a daunting task. The most successful managers have an understanding and training in the communication and project management tools needed to lead optimal virtual teams. A part of their effectiveness lies in facilitating creative solutions for team bonding and connectedness. While some…

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Leveraging the Hidden Gems of a Virtual Office

September 16, 2020

Virtual offices can afford many obvious benefits – No traffic headaches or parking hassles. More flexible work hours. No expensive office or equipment leases. Technology enables easier, quicker team collaboration. Playing with your puppy at lunch. So, from both an employee and employer perspective, what’s not to like?   Less Obvious Benefits of a Virtual Workforce Moving…

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