April 1, 2022

The pandemic has forced organizations to recognize that they need to adapt their work culture to the hybrid and remote future of work. Employees will be spending different amounts of time in the office: some essential employees might be there full-time, others will be there 1-3 days a week, and some will be fully remote. That presents the danger of a sense of resentment building up between “haves” and “have nots” around schedule flexibility. How do you create a work... Read more

March 31, 2022

The pandemic has seen numerous organizations struggle with how to implement burnout recovery and protection in a future of work that demands a shift from full-time in-office work to hybrid and remote work.   Staff feel emotional drain from excessive obligations to be connected and lack of work/life balance. As homes were converted into offices, many employees felt that the lines between home and office have started to blur. So how can leaders prevent employees from burning out, and help... Read more

March 28, 2022

  A common challenge for building a strong hybrid and remote work culture are tensions around differences in time spent in the office. To address this, leaders must create a work culture of “Excellence From Anywhere” that focuses on deliverables rather than where you work. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the most effective strategies for a hybrid and remote work culture.   Video: “Effective Strategies for a Hybrid and... Read more

March 28, 2022

Humans are social beings and thus – the vast majority of us – require romantic relationships to be truly happy. If you have met that special someone and hope to start a long, happy, and fulfilling relationship with them, it is vital to understand the science of how to establish a long-lasting romantic relationship.   I have read extensively about this topic and have successfully applied my findings to my romantic and social life. As a result, my wife and... Read more

January 17, 2022

Organizations need to adopt best practices for providing excellent mentorship to remote employees hired during the pandemic and integrating them successfully into the team. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes evidence-based approaches for remote training and virtual mentoring for hybrid and remote teams.   Video: “Remote Training and Virtual Mentoring for Hybrid and Remote Teams”     Podcast: “Remote Training and Virtual Mentoring for Hybrid and Remote Teams”    ... Read more

January 14, 2022

In this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, Dr. Gleb talks to Jill Kuhlman, Chief Administrative Officer at FST Logistics, an employee-owned and operated third-party logistics company that serves food and grocery brands. Jill shares about the importance of vulnerability, flexibility, and emotional intelligence for overcoming crises and shifting organizational culture.   Video: “Interview with Jill Kuhlman, Chief Administrative Officer at FST Logistics”     Podcast: “Interview with Jill Kuhlman, Chief Administrative Officer at FST Logistics”     Links... Read more

January 11, 2022

Are you worried that having hybrid and especially full-time remote employees – even with remote training and virtual mentoring – will undermine junior employee on-the-job learning, integration into company culture, and intra and inter-team collaboration? This issue came up time and time again in my interviews with 47 mid-level and 14 senior leaders at 12 organizations I guided in developing and implementing their strategy for returning to the office and establishing permanent work arrangements for the future of work.  ... Read more

January 10, 2022

Leaders are sticking their heads into the sand of reality on Omicron. Unless they take needed steps, the results may be catastrophic for their companies.   Omicron is 4.2 times more infectious than Delta, according to a recent study. That aligns with other estimates of 3-6 times greater infectivity.   33% protection from infection: that’s the effectiveness of the Pfizer two-shot vaccine against Omicron. That means Omicron is much more capable of escaping vaccines and natural immunity. Similarly worrisome results... Read more

December 16, 2021

The pandemic has forced leaders to recognize the need for effective hybrid and remote team management strategies for the future of work. The old style of performance evaluation, quarterly or annual reviews that relied to a great extent on presence in the office, will no longer apply.   That will be a relief to those who endorse evidence-based business practices and a boost to employee productivity, retention, and engagement. Research has shown the benefits of moving away from large-scale quarterly... Read more

December 13, 2021

  The new office of hybrid and fully-remote workers will require upskilling of employees for organizations that wish to succeed in the post-COVID world. Leaders who want to seize a competitive advantage when they return to the office will need to benchmark their training initiatives to best practices on managing hybrid and remote workers.   In this piece, I related the best practices on doing so. These practices stem from research on hybrid and remote teams and on returning to... Read more

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