“COVID was a forced experiment in working from home, and a lot of people found the arrangement better for them,” says Laura Hamill, chief people officer and chief science officer at the employee engagement platform Limeade. “Ideally, employers should be supporting and caring for their employees, listening to them right now, and adjusting policies and practices. Unfortunately, a lot of organizations aren’t adapting or thinking about how their people prefer to be working.” … [Read more...] about How to tell your boss you’re not ready to return to the office
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Our assignment At the end of our coaching sessions with Bill, he would give us an assignment for the next session, something to think about and work on. With this article, we give you our interpretation of how Bill would coach us today. But everyone’s situation is different, so your assignment from us is to think about Bill’s principles and decide how to best apply them for your situation. How are you going to take care of your people and teams, and lead them? What are you going to do differently? Now that you know what Bill would do, what will you do? … [Read more...] about What would Bill Campbell do?
Sound familiar? When the swirling misinformation has gotten out of control, ask everyone to put all of the rumors and questions they have into a doc and hold a myth-busting session. Before the meeting, ask the people who are deciding the scope or who can provide context to answer the questions—then, in the meeting, you have the opportunity to set the record straight once and for all and create a clear source of truth and decision on areas of confusion. You can also use it to discuss any lingering questions or schedule follow-ups as needed. … [Read more...] about 7 simple ways to make meetings better (or not have them at all)
A sense of fulfillment seems like some far-off fantasy right now. Something of days past when work and life didn’t blur into one; at the very least, a time when you could have your morning coffee without interruptions. As we’ve seen the last few months, the pandemic has upended notions of well-being and happiness, especially around work and its separation from our our personal lives. … [Read more...] about The secrets to maintaining employee morale through the pandemic
Reflect and recognize Before you can even think about what form your new portfolio piece might take, you first have to pause and consider what your new story is. Start by looking at what’s not on paper and identify the soft skills that have flourished during this unique year. Did you find ways to virtually volunteer? This shows compassion in times of crisis. Did you journal every day of quarantine? This shows your willingness and ability to make sense of the problems around you. Did you start and keep up with a garden? Then you can tell a story about your dedication to a project. … [Read more...] about Why we need to redesign résumés for the COVID era and the future of work