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...

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...

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...

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3 Useful Books That Inspire Proactive Meetings

3 Useful Books That Inspire Proactive Meetings

What do you think about every time you receive an invitation to a business meeting? Do you picture a tedious meeting where hours drag on, but nothing much gets done? If so, you are one of the countless managers around the world that wants to improve this system to be...

19 Best Running Meetings Books of All Time

19 Best Running Meetings Books of All Time

"As featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc – BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on public mentions, recommendations, ratings and sentiment." Check these out and maybe put some of them on your to-do list while you're in quarantine. Read more...

5 Strategies for Going to Fewer Meetings

5 Strategies for Going to Fewer Meetings

It’s unfortunate but true: The further you progress in your career, the more meetings you go to. While some are productive, many are disorganized, inefficient, and distracting. It’s also hard to check off your other work tasks when you’re constantly going from meeting...

What It Takes to Run a Great Virtual Meeting

What It Takes to Run a Great Virtual Meeting

Nothing kills momentum at the start of a meeting like a 15-minute delay because people need to download software, can’t get the video to work, etc. Prior to a virtual meeting, all participants should test the technology and make sure they are comfortable with the...

How to run an effective virtual meeting

How to run an effective virtual meeting

It’s important to remember that while offices are usually designed to be peaceful spaces that are conducive to concentration, our homes can be very different. Asking meeting participants to give a quick ‘virtual tour’ of their environment, in which they detail any...

The seven secrets of successful virtual meetings

The seven secrets of successful virtual meetings

When working with virtual meetings, many different variables come into play that the project manager must be aware of, including: the levels of trust in the team; the urgency of the work; the potential for conflict; the need for in-depth conversations; the mixture of...