6 min read · Aug 3rd · Three challenges leaders must navigate.
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Research has shown that when employees feel that they belong to a team or organization, they will not only tend to perform better, but also experience higher levels of engagement and well-being.
It is often said that we should learn from failure, and that it’s a lot harder to learn from success — because even when we are lucky, we are tempted to think we were just smart, which is the best way to do something dumb in the future.
To be clear, culture does not go away when the office is a bit emptier, nor does it cease to evolve.
2 min read · Aug 16th · Inwiefern wirkt sich digitale Zusammenarbeit positiv auf die Wirtschaft aus? Dieser Fragestellung geht das Fraunhofer Institut IAO in einer aktuellen Forschungsarbeit zu den Auswirkungen der Corona…
2 min read · Aug 12th · Führungskräfte und ihre Teams haben in der Corona-Krise mobiles Arbeiten und neue Abläufe eingeführt. Nun geht es für viele langsam wieder zurück ins Büro. Die Unsicherheit ist groß: Wie finden wir…
Overdeliver to combat the negative assumptions that can come with remote work.
As a remote worker, you’ll have to think harder about how to engineer these connections; you can’t rely on bumping into someone who invites you to lunch. You’ll likely have to be the initiator, whether you decide to invite colleagues for one-on-one video chats or host a virtual networking event. But the effort is worth it, given the powerful impact of social connections on both your reputation at work and your ability to do your job successfully.
For instance, it’s valuable to have an explicit conversation about your manager’s communication preferences.
20+ min read · Jul 29th · We're spending more time in meetings than ever. The sharpest folks we've interviewed share their best tips for making sure this time is well spent.
People go from meeting to meeting without thinking that one influences their performance or responses in another. We give ourselves zero transition time, and the result is emotional transference.
Returning to a moment you were proud of — whether it’s something you built or a project that went well — will bring on a psychological shift. Especially given our tendency to focus on the negative, celebrating and revisiting recent achievements is one of our best tools for rewiring our brains for clarity
In your 1:1s as a manager, you probably open up by asking your direct report how they’re doing. If their ‘number’ is low, or their response seems muted, ask, ‘Can I support you?’ before diving into solution mode.
1 min read · Jun 20th · Should employees set their own hybrid work schedules? Does your company need the office space? Should vaccinated and unvaccinated employees be separated? We asked academics and experts for their best…
3 min read · May 25th · Online bonding is here to stay. Boombox aims to remove the guesswork by guiding teams to fun, tested activities.
When customers do pick an event, Boombox handles any logistics, whether that means sending out videoconferencing invites to team members or managing the shipping of supplies such as ingredients for a cooking event or samples for a Zoom wine tasting.
~17 min read · Jul 1st · The author of 'The Art of Gathering' on how we should return to the workplace, and how to best approach the complicated, needed conversations as we do so.
We also gathered probably too much and met too much before the pandemic. So really asking what do we absolutely not need to bring back?
Maybe those people will go back to the bar. But there was actually a lot of people who wanted to have informal time and not through that form of activity or that time of day, but really actually do want to have some social time with their peers. So they're finding a different way, like starting a bagel breakfast club in their work.
virtual gatherings are really bad for informal interaction. And informal interaction is really important for trust. Over time, it's very difficult to have interactions that are cross hierarchy.