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  • Cut the crap: The key to eliminating wasteful work

    Does your workweek most closely resemble your attic—jam-packed with things that were once valuable, but no longer hold any appeal? This clutter may include staff meetings, “reply all” emails, information-sharing meetings,…

  • Capturing the Elusive Benefits Of Collaboration

    Too often, there is an alarming gap between what we know and what we do. Sitting is the new smoking, yet I repeatedly ignore the insistent “stand” command from my watch. Multitasking is not physically possible, but many of…

  • Let’s decide how to make better decisions

    One of the most essential jobs of leadership is making decisions both big and small. We’ve found, however, that how you make decisions has just as much impact on the ultimate consequences as the decision itself. In our work…

  • The Problem Isn’t How Much We Work – It’s How We Work, Period.

    The corporate wellness market is booming. Valued at $56.6 billion in 2022, it’s expected to exceed $100 billion in ten years. Meanwhile, 40 percent of workers aren’t satisfied with their level of work-life balance, and 42…

  • Time wasted is money wasted

    At the heart of all the consternation around remote work is fear of waste. We’re worried about wasted office space because we can see it. We’re worried about remote workers wasting company time because we can’t see them.…

  • Supporting Authentic, Female Leadership

    As a woman in the working world, you have been implicitly conditioned to make other people feel comfortable, whether it’s by unwrapping the catering for a working lunch (since no one else seems to know how) or biting your…

  • Playfulness And Productivity – A Match Made In Workplace Heaven

    My philosophy – one I work hard to prove to my clients – is that work can, and should, be both joyful and productive. Productive is obviously an easy sell, but joyful? Not so much. That’s why I’ve become so captivated by…

  • Get A Return On The High Cost Of Meetings

    In a recent study, researchers estimated that companies could save $25,000 per employee per year by eliminating unnecessary meetings. For organizations with 5,000 employees, this could mean a yearly estimated savings of $10…

  • Big meetings are back. Make them matter

    Sub-zero ballrooms with massive presentation screens. An endless docket of breakouts, working sessions, and team-building events. The networking coffees, happy hours, and serendipitous run-ins. That’s right—annual meetings…

  • It’s time to lay off the meetings, not the team

    Over the course of 2022 and early 2023, some of the world’s best-known companies announced mass layoffs—defined as more than a third of the company or more than 500 employees being laid off in 30 days. Downsizing at this…