How is your company’s Return to Office (RTO) going? I heard the funniest/saddest thing from someone who attended one of our webinars recently. She was bemoaning the fact that she didn’t want to go back to the office very often because of her co-workers. In fact, her exact words were, “It’s like people were raised by wolves. They’ve forgotten all their office etiquette. They … [Read more...]
Will We Ever Eliminate Proximity Bias?
Do you struggle with proximity bias? The answer may reflect the future of your hybrid or remote team. First, we need to define the term. Proximity bias, as the name implies, means to favor the people closest to you physically. For teammates, this can mean working closer with those who share an office space than those who work in different locations, or from home. For leaders, … [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...]
Great Teammates Help You Take Vacation
It’s the time of year when people start to talk about vacations. For too many of us, all we do is talk. Fifty-five percent of Americans do not use all their vacation time (Those of you in civilized countries feel free to smirk and berate us. We deserve it). In fact, we collectively leave 768 million vacation days unused! That’s not the worst of it. Even when we do take the … [Read more...]
What Do Your Teammates Read?
There’s a lot of talk about helping form relationships on virtual and hybrid teams. We want to build trust, help people get to know each other and get to know and like each other. Here are some questions for you: What movies do your teammates watch? What are their favorite TV shows? Video Games? What do they read? Why do you care what your teammates read? When we meet … [Read more...]