Linked – Will non-linear work days be the new hybrid working?

Linked – Will non-linear work days be the new hybrid working?

I suspect this will remain a very niche thing now, though. The issue is the expectation of what the “work day” is. Granted, if you work in a customer-facing position, even a remote job where you have to interact with customers in real-time virtually, it’s unlikely they will be OK with a meeting at a time outside the 9-5.

On the other hand, there are plenty of jobs where those interactions make up part of the day but not all. Why can’t the other part of the day be outside the 9-5 so we can take care of other things during the day? You know, when doctors’ mechanics, banks, and other services are open, or when we want some time outside in the sun?

Shared Links (weekly) March 26, 2023

Shared Links (weekly) March 26, 2023

Even Younger Employees Come In With a Skills Gap

Even Younger Employees Come In With a Skills Gap

One of the things I have talked about for years regarding college education is that, by its nature, it will always be behind. Think about it. You start a four-year degree program to learn technology skills. By the time you complete the four years and maybe even an advanced degree, everything you’ve learned is outdated. Technology changes that quickly. You enter a workplace using the next versions of everything you know. A version you don’t know much about because it’s so new that college programs haven’t even started incorporating it yet.

And by “so new,” I’m saying it’s been updated within the last few years.

Linked – 6 Problems L&D Can’t “Out-train”

Linked – 6 Problems L&D Can’t “Out-train”

I’ve also spoken to some in-house trainers who see this up close. People come to them because they lack some knowledge and hope the training will help them because their manager hasn’t given them clear direction. They don’t realize that they haven’t been getting a clear direction. They assume there is some skill or knowledge they are missing. Where do you go when there’s a skill you need? To Training and Development!

But the trainer can’t give you that clear direction about your job. That has to come from your manager.

Shared Links (weekly) March 19, 2023

Shared Links (weekly) March 19, 2023