Ready or not, COVID-19 has pushed employers into allowing remote work for any suitable role. As we near closer to bringing employees back to their workplaces en masse, many employers are considering implementing some sort of hybrid model.
Our experiences with COVID-19 have demonstrated something your grandmother probably already told you: A problem ignored is not a problem solved. While procrastination can sometimes be a good thing (e.g., brussels sprouts go bad, so you don’t have to eat them), it also can set you up for failure, especially in the workplace—for example, not […]
While everyone was counting down the days until the ending of 2020, leading analysts were saying companies need to start 2021 with a clear, compelling message to employees. Workers want the new year to go better than the previous tumultuous one, and it’s up to employers to communicate how.
It seems like every 5 seconds; our phones send barrages of notifications our way. It’s a familiar feeling, wading through the mire of home screens or inboxes for important information. The world is speeding up at an exponential rate, and our devices deliver the information 24/7, 365, with breakneck efficiency.
An October 2020 Forbes.com article on harassment in the work-from-home world identified eight “red flag” signs of misconduct. “Just like the working environment has changed to a home-based environment, so has workplace harassment,” the article observed, warning “workplace harassment that follows [employees] into their homes can have devastating impacts on their mental well-being, as well […]
2020 was a challenging year for many, and it’s brought forth the need for several difficult conversations in the workplace. Whether it was having to tell someone he or she had been laid off or telling your boss you didn’t complete that report because you had to help your child with virtual school, one thing […]
2020 has been an extraordinary year for people globally. In the United States, we’re dealing with the aftermath of a divisive and historic election; there is widespread social unrest; and, of course, we’re dealing with a global pandemic that has forced millions of Americans to work from home.
Virtually all managers have experienced situations in which an employee failed to follow instructions. While there are certainly cases in which an employee was simply negligent or disobedient, it’s also extremely common for the underlying issue to be miscommunication. The manager believes he or she communicated one thing, but the employee thinks he or she […]
Communication is always a critical best practice for nurturing and engaging a productive and loyal team. In the midst of COVID-19 uncertainty, however, it’s more important than ever.
As much as companies may try to restrict decision-making authority to managers and executives, it’s impossible to fully insulate frontline workers from all decision-making.