by Kevin Eikenberry Recently LinkedIn was abuzz about a post from Carly Martinetti, the co-founder of PR firm Notably, as she announced the organization would not be instituting a Return to Office policy. There is plenty to cheer about and agree with in this post. And as a remote leader of a largely remote team who has written, coached, trained, and spoken widely on … [Read more...]
What is Mental Fitness?
They say that every cloud has a silver lining. If that’s the case, then the storms we’ve all had to endure over the past couple of years have produced some benefits, too. One is certainly a better understanding of remote work, which we have catalogued every day on this site. Maybe the most important thing we’ve “discovered” during the pandemic is the importance of mental … [Read more...]
Is Social Time Wasted Time?
It’s NCAA Tournament time again, which means nothing to 90% of the civilized world. But here in the US it means three weeks of drama, gambling, and well-intentioned foolishness. It’s also a good time to examine the role of creatively "wasting" time with social activities at work. First, we’ll start with the supposedly bad news. According to lots of studies done every year … [Read more...]
How Do You Manage Your Down Time?
By the time you read this, the new year will have started. First, let’s acknowledge that 2022 is not a real year. It’s science-fiction. Remember Blade Runner took place in 2019. That aside, we are at the beginning of a new work year. We’ve survived the weird time of year when we are merely guessing who is working and who isn’t, and who is on vacation and who is supposedly on … [Read more...]
The Time Off Trap for Remote Workers
Are your people taking the time off they have coming to them? Are you? Something happened over the end of December this year that highlighted the importance of that question, and why organizations and their leaders need to be vigilant on behalf of their people who work from home. This all arose because I noticed something unusual at the end of December. A larger number of … [Read more...]