How to Innovate in Hybrid and Remote Work
Some major companies have implemented return-to-work policies, but at what cost? Disney CEO Bob Iger demanded in January that all employees come to the office at least four days a week because, “In a creative business like ours, nothing can replace the ability to connect, observe, and create with peers that comes from being physically […]
Are Productivity Paranoia and Lack of Trust the Real Obstacles to Hybrid and Remote Work?
Do bosses trust employees to be productive when working out of the office? Microsoft released a new study, where it found that 85% of leaders say that the “shift to hybrid work has made it challenging to have confidence that employees are being productive.” More concretely, 49% of managers of hybrid workers “struggle to trust […]
Why Did Adidas Wait So Long to Drop Kanye West?
“Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech… the company has taken the decision to terminate the partnership with Ye immediately,” according to its October 25 news release. That statement conveys a principled and admirable stance against the antisemitism shown by the rapper formerly known as Kanye West after his antisemitic […]
Does Remote Work Contribute to Inflation? Let’s Look at the Numbers
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink claimed in a recent interview with Fox that “we have to get our employees back in the office.” According to him, doing so would result in “rising productivity that will offset some of the inflationary pressures.” Fink did not provide any data in the form of statistics, surveys, or studies to support his claims. He […]
Will a Return to the Office Harm Diversity or Improve it?
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon recently claimed that returning to the office will help improve diversity. And if he’s right, that’s an important argument for office-centric work. After all, extensive research shows that improving diversity boosts both decision-making and financial performance. Yet does office-centric work really improve diversity? Meta Platforms – the owner of Facebook and […]
Effective Strategies to Gain Constructive Feedback
Organizations need to incorporate constructive feedback from stakeholders to survive pandemic-related disruptions amid today’s turbulent economy. To meet the expectations of their stakeholders, leaders must ensure that they obtain regular feedback from them, since these people make decisions that determine the success of the organization. Securing constructive feedback is critical in helping you find out […]
Why Remote Work Will Win This Fall
The monumental battle over remote work is heating up this summer as more traditionalist business leaders demand that their employees come to the office much or all of the time. Google Maps workers, asked to come back to the office full-time recently, fought back with a petition and threats of a strike and won a reprieve of […]
Is Your Well-Meaning Intervention Having the Opposite Effect? Here’s How to Fix it
Imagine you’re driving along the highway, and see an electric sign saying “79 traffic deaths this year.” Would this make you less likely to crash your car shortly after seeing the sign? Perhaps you think it would have no effect? Neither are true. According to a recent peer-reviewed study that just came out in Science, […]
Is Elon Musk’s Illusion of Control Undermining Tesla’s Future?
Elon Musk recently demanded that all Tesla staff return to the office full-time, according to an email sent to executive staff and leaked on social media. Musk said those who don’t want to come to office should “pretend to work somewhere else.” This authoritarian, top-down approach rooted in mistrust and false assumptions goes against best practices. It speaks to an […]
5 Ways to Protect Your Career in Post-COVID Recovery
COVID-19 has disrupted many areas of our lives, including our careers. Fortunately, you can take steps to strengthen and secure your career during these uncertain times. Due to the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the restaurant industry, one of my coaching clients, Alex, who served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in a regional chain of […]