Measure what matters Regardless of your leadership style, we can all agree businesses need to meet key performance metrics to thrive. However, many companies make the mistake of putting too much emphasis on measuring input—particularly when they have less visibility into the day-to-day operations of their team. In today’s digital world, there is no lack of access to technological tools, from Time Doctor to Hubstaff, that allow managers insight into time spent, keystrokes typed, and web pages browsed. But putting too much emphasis on managing the process can be a distraction from the end goal and use up valuable resources. It ends up adding to the problem rather than creating a solution. … [Read more...] about The case for autonomous leadership in the remote workplace
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At LinkedIn, the Embrace ERG, which celebrates individuals from all backgrounds, cultures, and nationalities, recently hosted a virtual show-and-tell where employees across 11 offices including those in Brazil, the United States, Malaysia, and London across 22 different cultural, national, and ethnic backgrounds all joined in sharing family keepsakes, travel stories, and more. The event was incredibly inspiring, and a great opportunity to connect and share with people across the globe. … [Read more...] about Employee resource groups help strengthen connection in times of uncertainty
The third issue is relapse of the infection. There have been reports of the coronavirus infecting an individual after he/she has already recovered from COVID-19 once. Hence, it is yet not certain if the antibodies developed against coronavirus for the first time are effective in fighting it off the next time. The notion has been emphasized by the World Health Organisation as well. With individual immunity not proven yet, Herd Immunity is shrouded with doubts. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
Cara Brennan Allamano, senior vice president of people, places, and learning at Udemy, says that planning to offer such provisions can go a long way to make people feel they are being treated with the same respect on their way out of the company as they did on their way in. “I really admire how a Udemy for Business customer decided to continue providing online learning resources to laid-off individuals,” Brennan Allamano says. “They found a tangible way to support people even when they could no longer be with the company.” … [Read more...] about This is what a compassionate layoff looks like
Now Beautify wants to help ease the economic effect of the crisis on artists and on city streets. It is taking its community-minded approach nationwide with a new campaign enlisting corporate brands to sponsor public artworks at $10,000 apiece. Called “Back to the Streets,” the effort goes “live” Friday on Beautify’s website, where artists, wall owners and sponsors can sign up directly. Its creators are aiming for 1,000 murals by 1,000 artists in 100 cities to be painted as neighborhoods begin to open up in the coming weeks and months. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Murals send a message of hope in grim times