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Stop Leading with Number of Days in the Office

There’s a lot of debate lately about how many days in the office is ideal for employees and employers. It’s accelerated as we slowly move forward from the past two years where many had to work from home 100% of the time. I’ve become increasingly concerned that narrow focus is causing unnecessary conflict and keeping too many organizations stuck. Finally, last week, when the Wall Street Journal […]

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What is asynchronous work?

I recently chatted with Digiday‘s WorkLife editor Jessica Davies about asynchronous work and the confusion surrounding this term as part of their “WTF…” series (that title is so apropos for this era of change!) “The confusion is occurring because not everyone has understood that to make it work well, you need to set some guardrails on how it’s […]

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What’s driving the four-day work week movement?

What’s driving the most recent global demand for four-day work weeks (a concept that seems to resurface every couple of years)? I explained in an NBC Nightly News story that aired while I was on vacation, and before four-day work week legislation was introduced in California. First, there’s the “cry for better boundaries” around work hours that’s only been […]

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Why is the shift to work+life “fit” so powerful?

Why do we need to move beyond the limits of work-life “balance?” And why is the shift to work+life “fit” so powerful? This… Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson bravely shared the following at her confirmation hearing: “I know it has not been easy as I have tried to navigate the challenges of juggling my career and […]

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Who is quitting, who’s returning and why?

A new survey from McKinsey & Company looks at both quit and return to work trends as reported in this recent Forbes story by Emmy Lucas. While flexibility ranked highest for why employees returned to work, during my interview I cautioned that flexibility is more than just remote/hybrid work. “Hybrid keeps people stuck, because it’s keeping us way […]

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Employees stayed where there was Flexibility

A new survey from McKinsey & Company looks at both quit and return to work trends as reported in this Forbes story by Emmy Lucas. And while flexibility ranked highest for why employees returned to work, during my interview I cautioned that flexibility is more than just remote/hybrid work. “Hybrid keeps people stuck, because it’s keeping us way […]

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Fight, Freeze or Flight: How are you responding to next-stage change?

I, once again, joined top-ranked leadership coach, John Baldoni, on his Grace Under Pressure LinkedIn Live program last week. What started as a discussion about the Great Resignation ended up focusing on what I’m calling the Great Reimagining as it relates to how, when and where we work. Our conversation touched on a couple of key […]

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Flexibility is just as Important as Compensation

This is going to be interesting… Investors and the SEC are now trying to identify and quantify the drivers that attract and retain human capital, AND also how to value human capital more effectively. BUT… They are focusing primarily on compensation (per the article), which may be easier to quantify and does matter to people, […]

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