Creative Ways to Get to Know Your Team When You Work from Home

Don’t think for a moment that only employees who stand around the company water cooler each day build bonds. Plenty of methods exist for remote workers to get to know their colleagues—and reap benefits such as improved overall communication, a sense of belonging, and increased job satisfaction. Looking for inspiration? Here, remote workers share their[…]

Tips to Manage Childcare When You Go Back to the Office

Talia is an executive at a Boston area multinational company and the mother to two grade-school-aged boys. Over the past decade, she’s enjoyed advancing through the ranks, delivering consistently strong results while building high performing teams. But the past year and a half have taken its toll, pushing her to both her professional and personal[…]

Body Language Habits to be Aware of in Video Calls

Nonverbal communication is already a nuanced matter. And now that Zoom meetings are the new normal, the topic just got a tad more complex. Why? Even though it’s not always consciously conveyed or accurately interpreted, body language matters even more on video calls than in person.   “A significant proportion of the meaning that we convey[…]

How to Spiff up Your Work- From-Home Space When You’re Spending a lot of Time on Zoom

Welcome to your new office: your home. The coronavirus pandemic has forced most of us to quickly relocate our work space into our homes. Working from home can be a nice break from going into the office, but having an ongoing work-from-home situation can become a little stressful when you’re not used to it. If[…]

How to Be Professional (Even in Slippers)

Working from home has made us rethink what it means to be professional. Like feeling comfortable swapping that work suit for a sweat suit.  But professionalism has always been about more than a dress code. It’s performing to your best, inspiring others, and feeling good about yourself.  Let’s explore ways to act and feel like[…]

Fun Virtual Holiday Party Ideas in 2020

          List of Virtual Holiday Party Ideas Virtual holiday parties help remote employees mingle with far-away coworkers. These parties also give companies a chance to reward remote employees for all the wonderful work done throughout the year. Here is a list of virtual holiday party ideas and virtual Christmas party ideas[…]

You Asked: Is It Good or Bad to Take a Nap?

You’re right to be confused. Even as a recent study linked napping to higher mortality, companies and colleges across the U.S. are installing nap rooms to boost productivity. Truly, it would be a dream to get some napping consensus.   But whether or not napping is right for you depends. “First of all, it’s important[…]

Benefits and Challenges of Working From Home

Increasingly, home is being seen as the most productive place to work. A 2019 survey of 1,004 full-time employees across the U.S., including 505 remote workers, found that employees who worked from home worked an average of 16.8 more days every year than those in an office.   The benefits of home working include:  […]

Lead Your Remote Team Away From Burnout, Not Toward It

Story Highlights Recent challenges have made leading remote teams even tougher Preventing burnout from work presents new challenges for companies Managers must understand the unique challenges of their remote employees   Leading remote teams is a demanding and unique experience. More so, leading remote teams after weeks of stay-at-home orders, preparing for mid-year progress reviews,[…]

Working from home? Keep ergonomics in mind.

With shelter-in-place orders in effect throughout much of the United States because of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people are working remotely. This presents unique challenges and safety concerns.   Keep ergonomics in mind Whether you’re working in a dedicated home office or at your kitchen table, good ergonomics is necessary to maintain good overall[…]