Linked: The Future of Remote Work is the Opposite of Lonely

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Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there scaring people into thinking that if they don’t get back to the office, they’ll have a very lonely life with no friends. After all, most adults make most of their friends in the workplace nowadays. I know I’ve made plenty myself. But, part of that is because we spend so much time in the office, and nowhere else, that we struggle to maintain any relationships outside of work.

Who has time? Between our 9-10 work day, another hour commuting, and all the extra work we do at night and on weekends, what time are we going to spend with other people?

It doesn’t have to be that way though. Many of us can get our work done from elsewhere, and spend more time in a location that is more conducive to keeping in touch with our friends. That’s the ultimate promise of remote work, and something that employees, and employers, should be considering when we think about what our office policies are going to look like.… Read More

Culture is Defined by the Worst Behavior Tolerated

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Reading Time: 4 minutes

I wish I could take credit for the line in the title. But, I can’t. It has, however, been rumbling around in my brain for the past couple of days since I heard John Amaechi say it on a recent episode of Adam Grant’s podcast “Worklife” (Go listen to the whole episode, it’s very thought-provoking)

In an episode about how to build an anti-racist workplace, this was the line that sort of stopped not only me, but Adam as well. And, I think it applies to much more than anti-racism.… Read More

Linked: Why The 2021 ‘Turnover Tsunami’ Is Happening And What Business Leaders Can Do To Prepare

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Sadly, most of the mentions I’ve seen of these issues place the blame squarely outside of the employer. It’s the government’s fault for being too generous with stimulus checks and unemployment benefits, it’s the lockdowns and working from home, it’s the lack of daycare options, etc.

What they all fail to mention, that this article at least starts to recognize, is that there are actually a lot of things employers could do.… Read More

Linked: The Future of Remote Workplaces: 3 Things You Must Have for Better Employee Mental Health

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Look, I will 100% agree with the tips in the article, those three things are the base upon which everything your team does will grow. Get them wrong, and you won’t have much of a team left. But, don’t do them just because you want to run a team. You can say you want open communication, but that requires you to care about what they have to say, including things that are hard. It means caring about how decisions made by the organization are affecting their mental health, their work-life balance, and their home lives.

Too many people in management have not cared about that stuff for too long. Thankfully that is changing. It’s been a long time coming.… Read More

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