January 12, 2023

As the world continues to navigate the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been faced with a particularly difficult economic environment. A new study by Vistage, published in January 2023, reveals that despite these challenges, 60% of SME CEOs are planning to increase headcount in the year ahead, with only 7% planning on reducing headcount. According to Vistage Chief Research Officer Joe Galvin, this is a significant shift from the trend of big companies making headlines... Read more

January 11, 2023

“Let’s say there’s a game: 51 percent, you double the Earth out somewhere else; 49 percent, it all disappears. Would you play that game? And would you keep on playing that, double or nothing?”   The vast majority of us would not take the risk of playing that game even once. After all, it seems morally atrocious to take a 49% chance of all of human civilization disappearing, for a 51% chance of doubling the value of our civilization –... Read more

January 10, 2023

Hybrid work consulting refers to the process of advising companies on how to effectively implement and manage a hybrid work model, in which employees have the option to work from the office or remotely. As the trend towards remote work accelerates, many companies are considering adopting a hybrid work model in which employees have the option to work from the office or remotely. While the hybrid work model can offer numerous benefits, such as increased productivity and cost savings, the... Read more

January 9, 2023

The COVID pandemic has forced businesses to adapt quickly to remote work, and many have found that it can be just as effective as in-office work. As a result, the hybrid work model, where employees work both remotely and in the office, has become increasingly popular. This article explores the benefits and challenges of hybrid work, as well as how to successfully implement it in your business. Having worked with 21 organizations to help them implement a hybrid work model,... Read more

December 2, 2022

Have you wondered how to foster remote and hybrid diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace? Many companies have approached me for consultation regarding the development and implementation of their strategy for returning to the office and establishing permanent work arrangements for the future of work. In my interviews with dozens of mid-level, and senior leaders at many of these organizations, I found that the issue of diversity and inclusion came up time and time again.   If you enjoy... Read more

October 28, 2022

Despite traditionalist executives pushing for a return to the office, fully remote work will win this fall as the threat of new contagious COVID variants looms large. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes why employees who want work to be fully remote will win this fall.   Video: “Employees Wanting Work to Be Fully Remote Will Win This Fall”   Podcast: “Employees Wanting Work to Be Fully Remote Will Win... Read more

October 25, 2022

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon recently claimed that a return to office will help improve workforce 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 workforce diversity? Meta Platforms – the owner of Facebook and Instagram – decided to offer permanent, fully-remote work options to its current employees and new job applicants as part of adapting to... Read more

October 24, 2022

Many recent headlines claim that an upcoming recession will mean the end of remote work. That’s because the recession will lead to a cooling labor market, giving executives more power to force employees to comply with their demands. And while surveys show that the large majority of employees prefer to spend most or all their time working remotely, most executives want employees to be in the office.   Thus, according to these headlines, the recession will wipe out remote work.... Read more

October 3, 2022

Is work from home productivity higher or lower than in the office? As companies are figuring out how to succeed in the post-COVID world and determine their long-term work arrangements, the debate between hybrid, remote, and office-centric options will depend on productivity at home vs. in the office.   If you enjoy video, here’s a videocast based on this blog:     And if you like audio, here’s a podcast based on the blog:     Or simply read onward!... Read more

September 26, 2022

Companies can effectively retain social capital in the hybrid and remote work environment by applying hybrid work best practices, such as the virtual watercooler and virtual coworking. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes Google’s myth of losing social capital in hybrid work. Video: “Google’s Myth of Losing Social Capital in Hybrid Work”     Podcast: “Google’s Myth of Losing Social Capital in Hybrid Work”     Links Mentioned in Videocast... Read more

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