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Don’t Let Your Fears Hold You Back

1 December 2020

Don’t Let Your Fears Hold You Back

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Fear.  It’s something we all experience.  Some fears are small, such as a fear of spiders – a fairly harmless fear.  But larger fears, such as a fear of losing or a fear of risk, can hold you back from what could be large successes in your life.

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Has COVID Changed the World of Work Forever?

17 November 2020

Has COVID Changed the World of Work Forever?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

I recently read a fascinating article from BBC Worklife where they asked leading experts how they felt the world of work has changed as a result of COVID.  They looked at remote work and how it’s been normalized through this pandemic and what effects it’s expected to have long term.

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Maximize Your Virtual Commute

3 November 2020

Maximize Your Virtual Commute

Author: Mary E. Corrado

As the COVID numbers are rising, I think it’s safe to say that remote work isn’t going anywhere soon.  We’ve talked a lot about remote work lately, but a recent article in Fast Company shines a different light on it.  It talks about making the most of your now virtual commute. We’ve saved all this time commuting to and from work, but how are we making the best out of that time?

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5 Tips for Helping Your Team Remain Productive While Remote

20 October 2020

5 Tips for Helping Your Team Remain Productive While Remote

Author: Mary E. Corrado

I had the pleasure of seeing Barbara Corcoran speak at a conference about a year ago.  She is a very successful businesswoman and always has great advice.  I recently read an article where she gives five tips to help your team remain productive while working from home.  They are all great reminders as we enter month eight of working remote.

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Feeling Stressed?  Try These Natural Remedies

6 October 2020

Feeling Stressed? Try These Natural Remedies

Author: Mary E. Corrado

With everything going on right now – a pandemic, working from home, political unrest – we are all stressed out.  I recently read an article that listed some natural remedies that help dealing with stress, and I felt it was worth sharing with our readers.

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How Leadership Will Change for the Future of Work

22 September 2020

How Leadership Will Change for the Future of Work

Author: Mary E. Corrado

This pandemic has shifted how organizations operate. And while many of the changes can be seen as temporary, many of them are likely here to stay. We’ll likely never go back to what we used to consider normal.  The shift to remote work has had and will continue to have a profound impact on organizations and how we lead our employees.

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Are You at Your Surge Capacity?

8 September 2020

Are You at Your Surge Capacity?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Surge capacity is “a collection of adaptive systems — mental and physical — that humans draw on for short-term survival in acutely stressful situations, such as natural disasters.”  This is how we get through stressful periods or events in our life. But with a pandemic, the stressful situation is spread out over a much longer period of time, and many of us have likely depleted our surge capacity.

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Are You Mentally Tough?

25 August 2020

Are You Mentally Tough?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

I think we’ve all had to be mentally tough over the last six months and are all striving to find ways to be tougher. I recently read an article on Forbes.com that outlines seven things mentally tough people never do.  I like that these apply both professionally and also in how we can better handle ourselves during the stress of the pandemic.

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Remote Work Best Practice Tips from Google

11 August 2020

Remote Work Best Practice Tips from Google

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Google recently surveyed more than 5,000 employees and held focus groups to understand the impact of distributed work after recently announcing that they would extend remote work through at least July 2021.

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4 Signs Your Employees and HR Have a Disconnect

28 July 2020

4 Signs Your Employees and HR Have a Disconnect

Author: Mary E. Corrado

While employee experience is important to HR, it is often overestimated to be more positive than it actually is.  A recent survey by Topia, Adapt or Lose the War for Talent: Why Your Employee Experience Needs an Upgrade, shows some insight into how employees really feel.

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Creating a Successful Hybrid Workplace

14 July 2020

Creating a Successful Hybrid Workplace

Author: Mary E. Corrado

In my last blog I wrote about the likelihood of work becoming a hybrid blend of remote and office. However, there are some leadership challenges to be aware of when creating a hybrid environment that will be successful.  

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Office? Remote?  Hybrid is more likely.

30 June 2020

Office? Remote? Hybrid is more likely.

Author: Mary E. Corrado

As we return to work, employees and employers will need to adjust to a new way of doing things. Employees have grown accustomed to the flexibility they have with remote work.  While many miss the office, many do not.

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Is Zoom Fatigue Real?

16 June 2020

Is Zoom Fatigue Real?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Sometimes lately I wonder why I am so exhausted at the end of the day.  I used to travel around from one meeting to another all day long.  Now I have the leisure of doing all my meetings online from the comfort of my own home. But why am I more exhausted now?

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Considerations for When and How to Bring Employees Back

2 June 2020

Considerations for When and How to Bring Employees Back

Author: Mary E. Corrado

As Michigan enters phase 4 of reopening, organizations must decide how to phase their workers back into the office. I know several businesses who have already chosen to stay fully remote even once we reach phase  6 – post-pandemic. But not all business can support that, so how do you bring employees back safely?

 

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The Post-Pandemic Workplace

19 May 2020

The Post-Pandemic Workplace

Author: Mary E. Corrado

As we slowly return to the workplace, will it ever return to “normal?”  Not right away, if ever.

World Economic Forum outlined several trends likely to shape the post-COVID workplace.  Some of these I agree with, some I have trouble with.

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