Hub and Home – Is this the Future of Work?

Hub and Home – Is this the Future of Work?

Axios reports that Prime Therapeutics, a pharmacy benefits manager, will use a 'hub and home' hybrid model where employees will use their home offices for individual work and then go to the company's HQ for collaboration and socialization. The company employs nearly...

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The Long, Unhappy History of Working From Home

The Long, Unhappy History of Working From Home

Do you work from home or live at work? In this article from The New York Times, David Streitfeld explores the history of remote work, its proponents, and its opponents. For instance, while remote work can increase the diversity of the labor pool - no longer shackled...

Are Companies More Productive in a Pandemic?

Are Companies More Productive in a Pandemic?

David Gelles writes for the Corner Office column for The New York Times. In this article, he interviews leaders from Chegg, Cisco, EventBrite, Microsoft, Pierpont Communications, Splunk, and Affirm to investigate the rise or fall of pandemic productivity and how...

Why Does Zoom Exhaust You? Science Has an Answer

Why Does Zoom Exhaust You? Science Has an Answer

Tammy Sun, the quintessential Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, fired off an uncharacteristically low-tech Tweet recently. “Zoom fatigue has me wanting a landline and a rotary phone,” wrote the founder and CEO of Carrot, a startup that provides fertility benefit plans...

Virtual Meetings Don’t Have to Be a Bore

Virtual Meetings Don’t Have to Be a Bore

Those of us who present, facilitate, and teach for a living understand the importance of developing a personal connection with an audience. It’s critical to be and feel natural; to make people laugh, feel at ease, and fully engage — and perhaps even lose themselves —...

Why Remote Work Is So Hard—and How It Can Be Fixed

Why Remote Work Is So Hard—and How It Can Be Fixed

In the nineteen-sixties, Jack Nilles, a physicist turned engineer, built long-range communications systems at the U.S. Air Force’s Aerial Reconnaissance Laboratory, near Dayton, Ohio. Later, at nasa, in Houston, he helped design space probes that could send messages...

Stop Zoning Out in Zoom Meetings

Stop Zoning Out in Zoom Meetings

You join a video conference call. You’re one of nine faces on the screen. About 10 minutes into the call, your mind starts to wander and you realize you have no idea what the last person just said. You pretend to keep listening while also checking your inbox. By the...

5 Tips for Conducting a Virtual Meeting

5 Tips for Conducting a Virtual Meeting

As business owners embrace virtual events as a cost-effective method to achieve a myriad of goals, including webinars, training, and conferences, it's important to ensure that effective communication isn't being traded for bottom-line savings. While it's unlikely that...

Meetings are terrible. Can an elite team fix that?

Meetings are terrible. Can an elite team fix that?

Meetings, according to academic research, are the worst. An estimated 36 million to 56 million take place daily in US workplaces alone, according to consulting firm Lucid Meetings. They interrupt the day and thwart valuable deep work; they drain time, morale,...