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IT Enables a Growing Population of Digital Nomads

There is a “digital nomad” movement gaining momentum. While many of us have experienced the world through our screens the last year, digital nomads have been conducting business wherever they want—anywhere in the world. Digital nomads are placing no limits on the location of their workplace, seeking out places with reliable Internet connections and flexible […]

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What Explains the Dichotomy in Remote Work Preferences?

While the widespread shift to remote work has been celebrated by many former office-workers, it’s been surprising to many observers the high percentages of those employees who are actually eager to return to the office, at least some of the time. Depending on the poll and when it was conducted, the proportion of workers who […]

6 Steps to Being Productive in a Hybrid Work Environment

Many workers are returning to a hybrid environment in the post-pandemic world. That means they are working from their home office part of the week and in the office for the other part of the week. Without the right approach, this can cause havoc on your calendar, which for many people serves as a roadmap […]

Employers Requiring Staff to Return to Work Risk a Talent Exodus

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to recede early in summer 2021, employers around the country started to firm up their plans for a return to the office after over a year of large-scale remote work. While the emergence of the Delta variant has paused or delayed many of those plans, a significant number of employers […]

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Off-Topic Conversations at Work: A New Endangered Species

Advanced technology can often be associated with changing times and evolving industries. As the pandemic intensified organizations’ reliance on technology, with Zoom meetings replacing meetings in the boardroom, virtual gatherings replacing in-person events, and other technological transformations, companies are on the path toward becoming unrecognizable from years prior. With topics now being welcomed in the […]

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Do’s and Don’ts for Hybrid Onboarding

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic made businesses all over the world rethink the in-office work model in order to keep team members safe. HR managers and employers worked quickly to transition in-person onboarding and training to digital processes. Now, nearly 18 months later, with the “new normal” in full effect, HR pros are considering yet […]

Surprise Days Off

While most Americans looked forward to annual summer breaks as children, the best most can hope for as adults is a week or 2 off for a family vacation or the occasional long weekend around a company holiday. But what if one’s company spontaneously offered surprise paid days off work? An extra 3-day weekend here […]

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Setting Up No-Meeting, Interruption-Free Time Blocks

Many have experienced the frustration of having a solid game plan to attack the day and check off some high-priority to-do list items only for that plan to unravel in the face of constant distractions. Whether those distractions come from pop-up meetings, friendly colleagues, demanding colleagues, or needy subordinates, the result is the same: distraction […]