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  • Get Out Of Work Mode And Into Vacation Mode

    Any visitor to an airport knows that vacation season is finally here! And with it, that pesky voice in the back of your mind as you’re packing your bags: Well . . . I’ll have to work a little while I’m gone . . . It’ll…

  • How to harness the power of the Great Reconsideration

    Month after month, the statistics make headlines: Over 4 million Americans quit their jobs every month since July 2021. Nearly 4.3 million workers handed in their resignations in January 2022. But the much-discussed “Great…

  • Put On Your Cape And Be A Meeting Hero

    The number of meetings we’re in every week continues to skyrocket. Microsoft Teams reports that meetings have increased more than 250% since March 2020, with no signs of slowing down. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it…

  • Office Life May Not Be The Same, But It Can Be Better

    If you’re one of the many knowledge workers who have returned to the office in recent weeks, you may have noticed that things are a bit…different. Commutes are longer, in-person interactions feel awkward, and somehow you’re…

  • 3 Hacks To Reduce Zoom Fatigue

    It’s official. The pandemic is not over. And there is no imminent return to office nor will there ever be a return to “normal.” This is it — our new work-life reality. And yet, on the cusp of year three of working remotely,…

  • Better meetings alone won’t solve your problem

    Meeting time has a real cost.

    Back-to-back meetings. Constantly running late. No time to prepare. Spending the first 10 minutes trying to establish the purpose of the meeting. Spending the next 10 thinking you shouldn’t be there. Such is the life of the…

  • The 4-Hour workweek for the rest of us

    Efficiency is my love language. While it’s not officially one of the five love language options, anyone who knows me well will affirm the truth of it. I despise waste. Given that, I’m a longtime fan of The 4-Hour Workweek by…

  • Want to be more inclusive? Fix your meetings

    Given the percentage of our work lives spent in meetings, they are a great place to focus to ensure that everyone’s voice is valued.

    Let’s be honest—meetings have never been the panacea for encouraging problem-solving, collaboration, and camaraderie they were intended to be. But now that some of us are back in the office and others are still at home, frankly,…

  • Stop Meeting and Start Working Asynchronously

    One of the constraints that eased up during our collective work-from-home experiment was the need for everyone to do their work at the same time. With the sudden burden of parenting, teaching, and caregiving during traditional…

  • Perfectionists, these are the costs of always wanting to do things better

    Employees who take pride in a drive for excellence and high standards may ignore the drawbacks of accepting zero mistakes.

    “Is that the best you can do?” How many times were you asked this as a child when you failed to achieve that perfect grade? How many times a day do you ask yourself this now in reference to…