Shared Links (weekly) Nov. 15, 2020

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Why Taking a Break is Good for Your Mental Health

Why Is Age Not Part of Diversity and Inclusion?

Data and Time Frames Are Forcing a Shift in eDiscovery Workflows

How ‘toxic positivity’ at work may be damaging your mental health

Google Photos will end its free unlimited storage on June 1st, 2021

Craig Ball Weighs in on Embedded Graphics in Emails: eDiscovery Best Practices

Expect Pandemic-Related Addiction Among Employees

Cybersecurity Threats in 2020 now include Choose-Your-Own-IT (CYOIT)

Legal AI – Don’t Be Scared!

3 Questions Legal Teams Need to Ask Before Deciding on an eDiscovery Solution

How to Ask for Help When You Need It

Are Americans actually more productive working from home?

3 Cybersecurity Tools for 2021 Corporate Budgets… Read More

Linked: Covid-19 Explodes the Myth That Women ‘Opt’ Out of the Workforce

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I’m a man with no children. So, working extra hours when the need arises isn’t really an issue. (It’s a mental health and work/life balance issue when it never ends, but when that happens I can choose to go do something else, and we’ve made some progress in recognizing this in many workplaces.) On the other hand, I know, pretty instinctively, that if I put a hard 40 hour limit, or a hard ending of my day at a certain time, no matter what, I’d probably be out of a job. Yet, for people with children, there needs to be a hard cap on the hours spent working. The pandemic creating this home/virtual school issue made this worse, and more obvious, but it’s always been an issue. Lots of workplaces talk a good game about balance and flexibility, but when push comes to shove, most of them will also demand that you figure out your childcare issues on your own time and be available to work in a pinch. So, you login from home all evening and work, and if you’re a single parent, the kids get ignored, or maybe you can find someone else to watch them for you. If there are two parents, you’d better hope you both don’t have those kinds of jobs, because one of you needs to be available for childcare, you can’t both be online working all night. 

And, if you have to choose which one leaves that kind of work arrangement, well, in general, women get paid less and have less advancement opportunities, (partially because they are more likely to “opt-out”), so they are going to be the ones to opt out, perpetuating the impression that women make these choices, that are then used to justify not changing the workplace to accommodate working mothers. After all, they’re likely to leave anyway, right? 

It’s really quite the little, vicious, circle we’ve made for women in the workplace. … Read More

Linked: Study Finds Productivity Not Deterred by Shift to Remote Work

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Note the reality of giving employees flexibility: “”Workers have proven themselves more than capable of handling flexible work options during a crisis,” Weiler Reynolds said. “Companies should continue to foster the sense of freedom and control that flexible work options … Read More

Linked: New Data Suggest Pandemic May Not Just Be Leaving Low-Income Students Behind; It May Be Propelling Wealthier Ones Even Further Ahead

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I think we sort of knew this was happening, but seeing all of the stats in the article below is alarming. There is, however an example of what it takes to keep kids engaged and learning even when they can’t … Read More

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