All told, we’re likely to see a few people returning to the office sometime by the end of this year or early next year. And that’s hoping that science has a fitting reply for the scourge unleashed by the Coronavirus — a vaccine if we’re being optimistic or at least some form of herd immunity. One can only hope for the best. … [Read more...] about Column: Remote work is here to stay. Here’s how to make it work
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“We’ll continue to listen to and work with employees to solve other challenges that come up, starting with a focus on wellness, promoting the use of our flexible vacation policy, and workshops to help managers lead remote teams effectively,” said Jacquet. … [Read more...] about Coursera to allow remote working till January 2022, offers $1,000 allowance for ‘office setup’
As leaders, it’s on us to keep our team’s spirit up by encouraging them to tell us their opinions and concerns on a regular basis. But don’t put the onus on them: Keep asking how they’re managing their workload. What isn’t working for them? How can you best support your employees? Afterward, follow up by offering tangible solutions. … [Read more...] about The secrets to maintaining employee morale through the pandemic
Collaboration toolsWith video conferencing, lengthy audio calls and online presentations becoming the norm, the remote office runs on seamless collaboration with teams spread across geographies. Microsoft for Business and its suite of Office apps and intelligent cloud service, you can streamline your workflow without worrying about security hazards and amplify your productivity. The HP Elitebook comes with Windows 10 Pro 64, especially designed to fulfil your business needs. … [Read more...] about The best business laptop for unstoppable productivity
Of course, there are some infractions that are clear cut: if someone commits fraud, harassment, or does anything that is illegal or harmful the rules are the same—they have to go. But if someone was a good performer before the pandemic and is now struggling, seek to understand what’s going on. Examine why their performance changed and explore what you can do to help them. Did they do better when they were in the building and benefitted from working in an office? If so, maybe there is a way to get them back to the office safely. At one of the companies where I’m a board member, some employees were having a hard time working from small apartments in one geography, so we opened the building for them. (In another location we opened the office, and no one wanted to go; that’s okay too.) … [Read more...] about Should a CEO hold employees to pre-COVID performance standards?