The article below advises managers at financial advisories to take a slow, thoughtful approach, but to also be prepared to manage some turnover if having everyone in the office is the goal. I think they are underselling that point. I … Read More
Ah yes, the old “degree requirement” for a job that really doesn’t require one. I see this play out on the technology sector all the time, as that degree you earned even a handful of years ago is completely outdated … Read More
A lot of the stats Doug lists in his article, including the ones I’ve quoted below, are not surprising to me. Some have even applied to me: “More than half (54 percent) of office workers would be willing to quit … Read More
I saw this recent article and even though it’s really about mental health, I felt like there are some really important career and management things to consider as well.
The Benefits of Laughter For Your Health and Mental Health… Read More
Two things that I want to say about this:
1. Getting there early is an opportunity to have small talk, and maybe even a laugh or two, something the we are all lacking in the work from home world, and which science is now telling us is making us feel more alone, even as we sit on video conferences on and off all day long. When we go from call to call talking business only and getting off as quickly as possible, that is Zoom fatigue. If you have a few laughs together? Totally different.
2. Also, don’t sleep on being the one to send the follow up notes, and meeting wrap ups. Yeah it’s a pain, it means you have to take notes and pay attention. You know what else it means? When the next meeting starts, you are now the keeper of the notes, and probably running the meeting to kick it off. Now you don’t have to find a way to interject politely, you have the floor. Additionally, if you are running the meeting, be aware of who is talking, and who isn’t. Who looks like they want to say something, and isn’t getting a chance. Don’t setup your screen to show you the large image of who is talking and small screens of everyone else. That only drags your attention away from the group, and the people not talking. Don’t leave them behind.… Read More
I know the travel options are limited for us this year, and maybe some families don’t have the financial wherewithal to travel anyway, but this is not going to to end well: “Most of us are putting vacation on the … Read More
Frankly, I think this describes a lot of people right now. The stress of life right now is enough to deal with, and having that much uncertainty will absolutely affect getting work done. Frankly, it should affect getting work done, … Read More