Linked: The Lonely, Pixelated Hell of Networking During the Pandemic

posted in: Career, Links, Mental Health 0 |
Reading Time: 1 minute

Most of these sound awful, and the ones that are “not so voluntary” attempts to make sure workers are engaged sound even worse.

Actually, I suspect they are doing a lot more harm to engagement than good.

There are ways to network during this time. They’re different, they’re a little more work, and they take some getting used to. But they don’t need to be ridiculous, and they definitely don’t need to be forced.

In fact, this is a great time to simply send someone a note asking for 15-30 minutes of their time. Most of us are pretty open to doing exactly that with coworkers or peers in our industry. I’d be happy to find some time to have a conversation with you about my industry, or mental health, or blogging. Or even to just have a coffee or beer with virtually. We don’t even need to be on our webcams if you don’t want.

See, isn’t that better than having 50 people on mute while the CEO talks, or getting randomly matched with coworkers?

Ugh, the introvert in me shudders to think about some of these. Please, don’t. Just ask someone to get a coffee like we used to.… Read More

Linked: Always (and Never) Out of Office: Why Two-Thirds of Professionals Aren’t Taking Time Off in 2020, But Should

posted in: Career, Links, Mental Health 0 |
Reading Time: 2 minutes

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

1 2 3 4

Privacy Policy Settings

x

Follow me on social media

Facebook

Instagram

Linkedin

Twitter