August 16, 2023
Time Management Survival Guide for Remote Teams

Remote workers work more hours than their in-office counterparts. For some employees, it's a simple tradeoff for the commute they no longer have. For others, it’s a runaway time management train with no brakes, overrunning personal time and leaving individuals burned out. What is a remote worker to do when the flexibility you seek becomes […]

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June 29, 2023
Communication Manifesto: Your Remote Work Internal Communication Policy

Remote work communication can be a dance We’ve got all the tools to solve problems together. Zoom, Teams, Slack, Email, the list goes on and on. So why does communication break down so easily with remote work? If remote work-enabling technology is so abundant, what are some companies scrapping it altogether and retreating to the […]

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June 19, 2023
6 Critical Skills for Remote Work Managers

Failure to adjust practices for managing remote employees is one of the biggest sources of frustration we see in remote and hybrid companies. What remote work managers are facing isn’t business as usual and it requires a shift in both skills and thinking.  If technology has enabled a mass adoption of remote work, it's clear […]

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May 17, 2023
Craving Connection and Combating Isolation

In a world of connectivity, cameras, and constant communication, people have never felt more alone. Remote workers are craving connection.

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May 15, 2023
Rise of the Fractional Executive

I’m Not Good at Math, What’s a Fractional Executive? The concept of ‘fractional’ refers to a person who gives part of their attention, effort, or expertise to a cause rather than committing all of those resources in a single place.  Notice that it’s not only about time. A fractional team member is not accurately described […]

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March 15, 2023
The Shark Side of Remote Work: An Open Letter to Kevin O'Leary

Dear Mr. O’Leary As a long-time remote work advocate, consultant, and advisor, I’m happy that you see the reality of the situation unfolding around you. Employees clearly prefer choice over status-quo, and remote work appears to be a permanent fixture. Several of the quotes you shared in a recent Fortune article suggest that you have a good […]

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February 15, 2023
How to Get There From Here. Measuring Company Culture

Without a point of reference, it's unlikely you'll get where you want to go. Without Measuring Company Culture, the same is true. Airplane pilots and business leaders know this to be true. What do I mean? I'm so glad you asked 😉 In aviation, there's a phenomenon known as spatial disorientation. Pilots flying in cloud […]

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January 2, 2023
Payroll is Your Biggest Expense: A DIY Guide to Increasing ROI

2023 promises to be a year in which employers compete to retain and maximize engagement from the talented people on their teams. Economic stress is shifting the attention from talent attraction and hiring to employee retention, engagement, development, and satisfaction.  In a previous article, I discussed the concept of culture as a collection of experiences […]

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December 21, 2022
Culture as a Collective: 2023's Big Differentiator

Culture. It’s what I believe will impact talent retention, and engagement the most in 2023, and I think that’s a big deal. Understanding culture as a collective is key to capitalizing. 2022 has been marked by some new trends. The Great Resignation, quiet quitting, and now, waves of layoffs rolling into the new year. Companies […]

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December 15, 2022
Open Source Your Best Stuff & Watch These 3 Things Happen

What do these three have in common?  They all take an open-source approach.  What is open-source?  Open source began as a technical term. It means the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Essentially, a company or community takes its best stuff and shares it, for free. The technology […]

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