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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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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Equipping Your Virtual Workforce

August 19, 2020

You can strategically consider how to optimize your staff’s performance and your business operations for the future through better equipment policies and procedures.

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BIO International Convention 2020: Taking an International 17,000 Attendee Conference Virtual in Under 8 Weeks

August 5, 2020

On April 2, 2020, BIO, the world’s largest biotechnology organization, decided they had to take their International Convention virtual, and on June 8, 2020 they pulled it off.  How did they do it?  What did they learn?  We were very excited to have the opportunity to meet with one of the leaders behind BIO’s International…

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5 Tips to Stay Healthy While Working Remotely

March 27, 2020

Working from home inherently has some perks that can help reduce stress. Rush hour? What’s that? Figuring out your wardrobe for the day? Who cares what you’re wearing! Temperature in the office not to your liking? Now you have complete control! With so many benefits, it is easy to overlook possible pitfalls that can negatively…

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