The shift to remote work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that more people than ever before are working from home offices. Depending on whom you ask, this is a blessing, a curse, or some mixture of both.
Some of the nation’s largest employers are signaling a potential long-term—even permanent—continuation of remote work. To what extent will this impact the decisions and plans of other organizations?
Companies eventually returning to the office after COVID-triggered remote work will already have a lot on their plates, but they should also consider taking advantage of the opportunity to make some major changes they may have been putting off.
From the rapid shutdown of the workplace, to the gradual return to the office, to the day-by-day challenges of coping with stress and dealing with guidance updates, COVID-19 has certainly kept me on my toes. Here are some reflections on when the virus became reality, where it has taken us this past year, and how […]
Workday eating looks dramatically different today than it did this time last year. With more employees working remotely, frozen meals and fast food runs are giving way to home cooking for a growing number of individuals. In fact, as a passionate advocate for improved nutrition, I have been heartened to see that people are cooking […]
Last spring, when the COVID crisis erupted, millions of U.S. employees packed up their laptops and began working remotely from home. It is the largest workforce change the United States has faced since millions of women took the jobs of men fighting in World War II.
Some people always have something to say. Regardless of the subject matter or their personal involvement, they feel the need to chime in at every opportunity. Although this may simply be someone’s personality, others may see it as a deliberate strategy to get noticed and have an impact in the office.
When COVID-19 began spreading in the United States in late winter, employers and employees alike watched closely, wondering whether the virus would require their office to shift to remote work for a week or 2. Managers and their staff members considered how much of a hassle it would be to work on projects from home. […]
Early impressions are crucial in any relationship, and work is no different. For better or worse, staff’s first impression of a team member, subordinate, or supervisor can have a significant and lasting consequence.
For many workers, particularly those spending most of their time in an office, the line between work hours and personal hours started to blur significantly with technological advances like e-mail, cell phones, and smartphones. These tools largely eliminated the need for staff to be in the office for their teams or bosses to reach them, […]