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

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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

What I’m Sharing (weekly) Aug 2, 2020

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Flexibility and transparency: The keys to good remote leadership

Three Key Tips to Keep in Mind When Leveraging Corporate G Suite for eDiscovery

Five Strategies for Building Relationships Remotely

Mothers Are Paying the Price at Work for Coronavirus
-“Preventing a mass exodus of mothers from the workforce must be a priority.”

What Does Private Browsing Do? Less Than You Probably Think

Face masks are breaking facial recognition algorithms, says new government study
– Aww that’s a shame. Not.

The Biggest Lesson from the Twitter Breach
– “Focus on the vulnerability of humans”

The Sedona Conference Commentary on Law Firm Data Security Released

The End of Life Hacking
– If you were around in the early days of blogging, this may make you laugh, or cringe. Maybe both.

Microsoft told employees to work from home. One consequence was brutal

– The lesson, management and employees need to create boundaries around when you’re working, and when you’re NOT.

WORK from home or don’t work at all: telecommuting in the age of COVID-19

Business as Unusual? Eighteen Observations on eDiscovery Business Confidence in the Summer of 2020… Read More

Linked: Actually, Now Is A Great Time For Networking If You Do It Right

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You know what, I hadn’t thought about this, but it is true. How differently we view a request for a call or quick online chat than we did just a few months ago?

“If you think now is a bad time to network it’s because you think networking is about events. It’s not. It’s about connection and conversation. And so, while now is a terrible time for events, it’s a great time for connection and conversation. All the more so because you can more easily expand your geographic reach. Asking for a Zoom call or even a phone call would have seemed awkward with some folks just a few months ago. Now it’s just how we do things. Which instantly expands the pool of potential connections. “… Read More

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