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 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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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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The Importance of a Positive First Professional Experience

August 12, 2019

A first job and a first boss are formative elements for a young person early in their career. At my first job in the association industry, I worked for Molly Grenn at the National Spa and Pool Association. I’d like to thank her, for as my mentor and boss, her guidance ultimately shaped my career trajectory. We should all be thinking critically…

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Generations—Millennials as (Remote) Workers

February 16, 2019

Coast to coast—that’s how she rolls. In the last two years, Emily Goodman has worked from New York to Seattle. And her clients have connected with her from the east and west coasts and several states in between. We caught up with her in Seattle, just before she set out on a trip to Morocco.…

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Appreciation–Going Beyond “Thank You”

February 7, 2019

Carl, a freelance web developer, had just a few extra minutes to stop by the post office before picking up his daughter from school. He was expecting a check from a job he had completed the month before. Carl quickly grabbed the envelope and stuffed it in his pocket to get to the school on…

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Insights into Giving Feedback to Remote Workers

January 29, 2019

Let’s be honest. Nobody likes giving feedback. We might say that we do, but we don’t. If you’re human, and we’ll assume that you are, you don’t look forward to difficult conversations. Without a good loop of feedback, however, organizations don’t grow. Bill Gates, one of the most successful leaders in the world, is quoted…

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Generations-Quietly In Between: GenX as (Remote) workers

January 17, 2019

The best thing about talking to multiple generations is letting go of preconceptions and stereotypes and simply enjoying the human connection. Generational titles make great magazine covers and give shape to employment research, but it’s the people who round out great work teams. Jeff Walters was running a bit behind for the conversation due to…

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Generations-A Boomer at (Remote) Work

November 28, 2018

Friday morning found Danette looking enjoying a mountain view from her comfortable spot in the Roanoke Public Library. She finishes up her thermos of tea and checks the local newspaper for weekend events. Danette usually works from home but needed to change up the view for a day of work. She was writing for clients…

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Discovery Across Distance—DiSC Styles in the Gig Economy

October 1, 2018

Do you know which Star Wars character reflects the true you? Or, which super hero best shows your personality? Perhaps, you’ve taken formal assessments and can talk about Myers-Briggs, DiSC, or your Gallup Strengths. These tests are great for justifying why you behave the way you do, right? Well, not necessarily so. If you’ve played…

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