Linked – Return to Office, Return to Sexual Harassment?

Linked – Return to Office, Return to Sexual Harassment?

The article offers some suggestions on educating your employees about harassment and what you should be doing with programs, but I want to get brutally honest here. 

What workplace hasn’t already held a sexual harassment seminar? Is it making any difference? Not when you tell me that remote work was the most effective way to lower incidences of harassment. Essentially, keeping people away from each other was the only way we found to significantly dent the overall statistics. 

Want to know what would make a dent? Fire people. On the spot. Publicly. The first time it happens. 

Linked – Mental Health Reminders in the Workplace.

Linked – Mental Health Reminders in the Workplace.

Could you do something for me? The next time you try to schedule a thirty-minute meeting with someone and see a thirty-minute break between long stretches of committed time, leave that time for them. Find a different time, if possible. Or go even further and commit to finding a time not immediately before or after another meeting. Let people have a few minutes. It’s good for all of our mental health. 

Linked – It’s Not Nagging: Effective Communication is Deliberately Redundant
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Linked – It’s Not Nagging: Effective Communication is Deliberately Redundant

It’s not nagging to follow up a meeting with an email summarizing the discussion. It’s good meeting etiquette. It’s not nagging to drop a group chat in Slack or Teams for updates. That’s what those tools are for. It’s also not nagging to expect your team to report progress in many ways. That’s their responsibility. 

Linked – Have the Right Expectations Regarding Artificial Intelligence

Linked – Have the Right Expectations Regarding Artificial Intelligence

Sharlyn chalks this up to AI still learning, but I don’t believe that’s correct. I don’t think Generative AI tools can come up with anything new. That’s not the way it works. Large language models are developed by ingesting and analyzing tons of existing data. Based on that data, they then mathematically conjure up the most likely response to your prompt. How could it come with a genuinely original icebreaker? 

It’s been a year of M365 Newsletters
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It’s been a year of M365 Newsletters

The M365 newsletter is a year old, and while it’s not been a huge commercial success, it’s been fun to do, and it’s brought some value to folks, whether they are paid or free subscribers. The big thing I wanted to mention is how being a subscriber and referring your peers could help get you a limited paid subscription for free: