4 min read · 2020-06-15 · Effective remote work involves these five habits, which prevent feelings of burnout and isolation.
Use a “paper anchor,” a piece of paper, or a pad that sits to one side of your computer. “On it are three, five, or seven of the most critical tasks you want to focus on that day,” says Funt. “Using paper, which is intellectually uncomplicated and easy to interact with, will direct you forward more easily than the noisy chorus of tech-based checklists.
Instead, have a reductive mindset, where it becomes second nature to get rid of unnecessary things. “Developing a reductive mindset means you adopt a habit—a reflex, tendency, effortless first inclination—to . . . eliminate, or cut the unnecessary,” says Funt. “We must dismantle the additive instincts most companies and professionals have developed.”
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Merrill’s op-ed is a greatest hits of straw man arguments about corporate culture and the importance of working from home.
I was angry, humiliated, frustrated, dismayed, shocked — everything. I was really hurt that she would take this tone and that she’d use a platform like the Post to take that tone instead of having a dialogue with her employees.
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that candidates must be skilled in all three classic areas: Process: What occurs when? People: Who’s involved and how are they motivated? Technology: What will we use to get there?
A “right fit” VP of Engineering fit is partly a function of timing — their skills and interests must match the present need.
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