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 —...

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What I Learned as a Work From Home Parent

What I Learned as a Work From Home Parent

"These days, if you’re a work-from-home parent like me, your Wi-Fi is probably maxed out, your children are mastering Google Hangouts more than social studies, and you’re getting pretty adept at making breakfast while simultaneously videoconferencing with your team...

15 Questions About Remote Work, Answered

15 Questions About Remote Work, Answered

Develop rituals and have a disciplined way of managing the day. Schedule a start and an end time. Have a rhythm. Take a shower, get dressed, even if it’s not what you’d usually wear to work, then get started on the day’s activities. If you’re used to moving...

Coronavirus: How to work from home, the right way

Coronavirus: How to work from home, the right way

It’s realistic to assume that shifting to the ‘home office’ will become the new normal for many of us for a while, given Wednesday’s announcement by the World Health Organization that the coronavirus has officially reached ‘pandemic’ status. Some employees will be...

Stop the Meeting Madness

Stop the Meeting Madness

To be sure, meetings are essential for enabling collaboration, creativity, and innovation. They often foster relationships and ensure proper information exchange. They provide real benefits. But why would anyone argue in defense of excessive meetings, especially when...