July 20, 2022

Forward-looking organizations use hybrid and remote mentoring to solve one of the biggest challenges in hybrid and remote work: on-the-job training and integration of junior employees. Yet despite solving this major problem, such mentoring programs pairing recently-hired staff with senior employees are all-too-rare.   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!   Instead of using this best practice... Read more

June 22, 2022

Leaders need to address the emotions of employees first and foremost in order to overcome the empathy gap through emotional and social intelligence. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to defeat the empathy gap. Video: “How to Defeat the Empathy Gap”     Podcast: “How to Defeat the Empathy Gap”     Links Mentioned in Videocast and Podcast Here is the article: How to Defeat the Empathy Gap The... Read more

June 13, 2022

  The pandemic has taken a toll on employees’ mental and physical health, so many organizations have started hiring a Chief Health Officer to oversee the prioritization of health in all policies. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the new role of a CHO.   Video: “Say Hello to the CHO”     Podcast: “Say Hello to the CHO”     Links Mentioned in Videocast and Podcast Here is the... Read more

June 7, 2022

Google recently announced its new post-pandemic hybrid work policy, which requires employees to work in the office for at least three days a week. That policy goes against the desires of many rank-and-file Google employees. A survey of over 1,000 Google employees showed that two-thirds feel unhappy with being forced to be in the office three days a week, with many threatening to leave in internal meetings and public letters, and some already quitting to go to other companies with... Read more

May 30, 2022

Bad decisions happen when leaders follow the terrible advice of going with their gut and don’t future-proof their organizations.   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!   Our gut reactions evolved for the ancient savanna environment, when we lived as hunter-gatherers in small tribes of 15-150 people. In the modern world, a major cause of poor decisions... Read more

May 26, 2022

The abrupt transition to remote work in the pandemic has caused employee burnout. Leaders must set clear work boundaries and expectations, and adopt best practices for hybrid and remote work, to facilitate burnout recovery and protection. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes burnout recovery in the hybrid and remote future of work.   Video: “Burnout Recovery in the Hybrid and Remote Future of Work”     Podcast: “Burnout Recovery in... Read more

May 3, 2022

The future of work is now hybrid or even fully remote. Leaders who want to gain a competitive advantage in the future of work need to upskill employees in best practices for hybrid and remote collaboration and communication. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which discusses upskilling remote and hybrid employees.   Video: “Upskilling Remote and Hybrid Employees”     Podcast: “Upskilling Remote and Hybrid Employees”     Links Mentioned in Videocast... Read more

April 22, 2022

The pandemic has led to an undeniable awareness of the need for a new C-suite leader, the CHO or the Chief Health Officer. This has been driven by the recognition of the importance of employee health for engagement, productivity, and risk management, along with lowering healthcare insurance costs. At the same time, more and more employees are reporting growing mental and physical health challenges in these troubled times.   In the race to keep employees safe while keeping productivity and... Read more

April 15, 2022

The pandemic has forced leaders to recognize that they need to make changes to manage hybrid and remote teams effectively. One of these changes is moving away from using quarterly or annual performance reviews that relied to a great extent on presence in the office and following best practices to revise the performance valuation process. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to revise the performance evaluations to manage hybrid... Read more

April 8, 2022

Work will never go back to a pre-pandemic normal, and leaders who don’t seize an innovative advantage risk lagging behind. One way to gain competitive advantage is to use methodologies like Virtual Serendipitous Idea Generation. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how hybrid and remote teams can gain a serendipitous innovation advantage.   Video: “Serendipitous Innovation Advantage for Hybrid and Remote Teams”     Podcast: “Serendipitous Innovation Advantage for Hybrid... Read more


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