After connectivity, the other critical component is keeping your devices alive. There is neither an easy nor impromptu solution, but it can be simple if you have a two key devices. First, you need a power inverter for your vehicle that can keep your laptop, tablet, and/or phone charged, which can turn your cigarette lighter into an outlet. I prefer a heavy-duty inverter that can handle using multiple AC chargers with laptops and cameras and still survive a surge, so we use the Nature Power 400-Watt Modified Sine Wave inverter ($55.49). It never leaves our vehicle. But for folks looking for a low-profile, super portable inverter that is under $30 and can charge a phone and your laptop at the same time, you can’t go wrong with the Nature Power 100-Watt Portable Battery Powered Inverter ($29.97). This small and mighty device can power up your MacBook or Chromebook and fit into your purse or bag when not in use. … [Read more...] about I’ve worked ‘from home’ while camping, road-tripping, and traveling to remote places. Here’s my setup.
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What is the value of congregating in a physical space? In what situations is it still necessary to work in the same room all day, side by side? When should people gather for intentional collaboration purposes? How productive/effective are we at working virtually? How can we assess the positive and negative impacts of a remote work environment on the long-term? Nurturing the spirit of innovation—in-person and virtually If your organization is considering having employees in the office, it likely won’t be nine-to-five, five days a week. Individual work can be tackled from home. Changing your physical space by turning your cubicles into collaboration spaces can create a new vibe for the office that focuses in-person meetings on energizing others through collaborations and ideas. Of course, for now, these spaces will need to be socially distanced, but as we are … [Read more...] about 3 questions leaders need to ask to prepare for the future of work after COVID-19
With such a mix of people, it was impractical to think we’d all get along with each other all the time. The interpersonal pressure was intense, and privacy was scarce. So we aimed for simple, professional courtesy and respect. The mantra for our team was “respect trumps harmony,” which simply meant that we won’t always agree with each other, we won’t always like each other, and that’s okay. But we will always treat each other with respect. … [Read more...] about I spent a year leading a team in complete isolation in Antarctica. Here are 4 strategies you need right now
Second, several participants expressed the need to “center the employee at this moment.” Employers shouldn’t assume there’s a single experience for their workforce. Some employees have young children to take care of, and these families vary in their circumstances and composition. Many are increasing eldercare responsibilities. Others may be feeling extreme isolation, and some are facing mental health challenges compounded by this crisis. Many are worried about family or community members “on the front lines.” And economic anxiety is being experienced across the spectrum. … [Read more...] about How our new work-life reality is chipping away at equity and inclusion
In Hyderabad, leasing plunged by 62 percent year-on-year during the first half of 2020 on account of slower uptake of office space. However, the prospects of the city remain strong, especially since 3.9 million sq feet of pre-commitments have been recorded in H1 2020. Supply during H1 2020 was about 4 million sq feet, a drop of almost half. … [Read more...] about Office leasing across top 7 cities drops 36% over last year due to COVID-19