Bringing New People Onto the Team

Getting new hires acclimated to their role and productive quickly has never been without its challenges. In today’s world of remote and hybrid teams, remote on-boarding can be [...]

Read More

Who’s Working From Home and Where Are They?

There are a number of misconceptions and generalizations about work from home, remote work, and hybrid work. If you read the pro-remote from home bloggers, nobody is in [...]

Read More

Why Some People Work From Home and Others Don’t

Why do some people work from home and others prefer (or have no choice but) to work in the office? The business press will tell you it boils [...]

Read More

“Prove” That You’re Working Away from the Office

The question a lot of leaders ask themselves is, “How do I know that people are working when I can’t see what they’re doing?” If you are slaving [...]

Read More

The Problem Isn’t Business Writing, It’s Business Reading

Knowledge or office workers spend 70% of our workday involved in either reading or writing. It’s not a surprise that poor writing is a major complaint. In fact, [...]

Read More

The Skill Most Used is the Least Taught

If something consumed most of your day, you’d want to be good at it. If something was one of the top-three barriers to productivity, you’d do something about [...]

Read More

Using Scare Tactics to Get People Back in the Office

Encouraging people to return to the office is an ongoing struggle. Some organizations are navigating these uncharted waters better than others. Instead of cooperative negotiation, many are now [...]

Read More

What’s the Rest of the World Doing About Remote Work?

A lot of companies are trying to figure out new standards for remote work. Here in the US, it’s largely up to each company or each jurisdiction (because, [...]

Read More

A Surprising Group That Wants to Be Less Remote

In the conversations about returning to the office, there’s an assumption that it’s “the dinosaurs in the C Suite” who insist people come in as much as possible. [...]

Read More

What Did You Expect?

One of the most common sayings in business (at least in the dark ages, when I was becoming a manager) was, “People will do what you expect and [...]

Read More