In May of 2020, IBM polled thousands of its workers about how they can make work from home work. How do the ideas put forward work two and a half years later? First, let’s take a look at the key points of the “pledge” the company created for its employees based on their findings. You can (and probably should) read the whole thing here, but here are the 8 key points (the … [Read more...]
Is Interacting with Colleagues Now a Problem?
Several well-known magazines have done features lately on the subject of returning to the office and why some people are concerned or hesitant to do so. If you look at the top five reasons, there are things you’d expect to see, and one thing you might find odd (or at least I do). In no particular order, (Most lists agree on the top five, just not the order): Fear of … [Read more...]
Do You Know Why People Want to Work from Home?
Are your people chomping at the bit to get back to work? Are people so terrified of a few germs they refuse to return? Are they so happy working from home they’ll take any excuse to continue avoiding the office? Or is it something else? Here’s the tricky part: how do you know? A recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggests there is a disconnect between people returning … [Read more...]
How to Become a Magnet for International Talent
In America, companies have the once-in-a-lifetime recruitment opportunity of the Great Resignation, but not everyone is based in America. There are millions of high-skilled and hard-working talent in other countries worldwide. COVID-19 has shaken up their world too and now they are looking for opportunities to connect with companies like yours. How can you attract the best of … [Read more...]
Of Cats, Keyboards, and Building Relationships
Can a cat walking across a keyboard really help your team build working relationships on a remote or hybrid team? I have been thinking about this for a while, and as silly as it sounds, one of the signs of a healthy working relationship might be the team’s reaction to Mister Fluffybutt getting webcam time during a meeting. This might seem odd, and there’s no doubt there are … [Read more...]