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March 9, 2023
CEO World Magazine
Many were forced to step outside of their comfort zones when the pandemic ushered us into an era of “unprecedented times.” But looking back, being outside of the daily comfort led to great new ideas, adaptive thinking, creativity, innovation, and so much more. Now that many are pushing for a return to normal … maybe normal isn’t for the best.
February 21, 2023
The pandemic has sparked a global conversation about whether people who’ve been working from home should be free to choose their preferred work location. It’s a natural question for employers to ask as they prepare for the future of work. Now, even some ardent return-to-office fans are starting to rethink their stance.
January 23, 2023
As the recent health crisis tested businesses across the globe, people seized the opportunity to become entrepreneurs and take control of their careers. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as reported by NPR, 5.4 million new business applications were filed in 2021. And in the first half of 2022, new business applications were 23% higher than pre-pandemic levels, according to the Economic Innovation Group. Instead of relying on their employers to provide security, millions of new business owners sought the ability to run their teams and call the shots in an environment where control was elusive.
December 14, 2022
The pandemic was the strongest catalyst for workplace change I’ve seen in my lifetime. It disrupted the way work was done, which means it also impacted how leaders operate. Remote and hybrid work became the new normal overnight, and leaders had to quickly transition to new processes and systems.
November 23, 2022
Organizational structures have been a hot topic of debate in the business world recently, due in no small part to the events of the last few years. Many companies simply lacked the agility to respond to all the disruption. However, others were stuck in place as conflicting leadership decisions pulled them in different directions.
November 8, 2022
Employees are the lifeblood of a business. When workers are happy in their roles, companies experience high retention rates and increased productivity. But when employees aren’t, these benefits quickly reverse. The Great Resignation and “quiet quitting“ phenomena reveal what happens when employees’ needs and expectations aren’t met.
October 6, 2022
HR Daily Advisor
When the pandemic first hit, many businesses switched to remote work arrangements overnight, and millions of employees were introduced to the idea of flexible work for the first time. Once a large portion of the workforce got a taste of remote and hybrid work, compressed workweeks, shorter hours, flex hours, and more, they didn’t want to go back to the office full time.
August 27, 2022
This type of bias may be behind why remote workers are saddled with poor performance reviews and sluggish career advancement.
In a 2022 study by Alliance Virtual Offices, remote workers have poorer performance reviews, are 38% less likely to receive bonuses, don’t advance as quickly, and do 50% more overtime compared with in-person workers. Is proximity bias to blame?
August 22, 2022
Annual performance reviews used to be the bread and butter of learning and development (L&D). These reviews can determine employee benefits, from salary raises to promotions and everything in-between.
But over the years, annual performance reviews have become a practice of the past. Employees nowadays crave
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