Resilient Company

3 Key Characteristics of a Resilient Company

December 15, 2020
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Since COVID hit the U.S. in March, Dolly Parton’s “9-to-5” has dominated my playlist. It’s the perfect soundtrack as I constantly evaluate the massive disruption we’re experiencing to workday norms that have been in place for decades.  Widespread quarantines and stay-at-home orders swung the traditional 9-to-5 pendulum to the opposite extreme for many workers this […]

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Father working from home with realistic expectations

Setting Realistic Expectations: Stability for the Employee + the Company

September 16, 2020
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Setting Realistic Expectations: Stability for the Employee + the Company As fall sets in and schools incrementally re-open, we are hearing a common challenge among HR and business leaders: how to set realistic employee expectations while offering the flexibility that team members need. Companies are wondering how to balance organizational needs with their commitment to […]

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Employee Mental Health

How Business Leaders Can Promote Positive Employee Mental Health During The Coronavirus Pandemic

August 10, 2020
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How Business Leaders Can Promote Positive Employee Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic Employee mental health is an issue business leaders and HR cannot afford to ignore. Teams today are struggling with a growing list of concerns, including: schools reopening (or not), racial inequality disproportionately impacting Black employees, and widespread economic uncertainty.    Four times more […]

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Looking Forward, Not Backward

May 19, 2020
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Part of our ongoing series, “Redesigning the Future of Work.” How are companies around the world reopening? Who comes back to the office first? How do we optimize the remote working experience? We tackled these topics and more on the launch of Redesigning the Future of Work—our discussion series for HR and business leaders. Let […]

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Tactical Tips From Abroad for an Incremental Reopening

Tactical Tips From Abroad for an Incremental Reopening

May 15, 2020
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As business leaders form their plans to reopen offices, prevailing wisdom suggests making incremental changes—taking small steps—so they can assess the success and shortcomings of individual procedures and modify as necessary. Everyone from Bill Gates to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo have emphasized the need to take small steps that are each tied to a plan […]

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Moving Forward, Not Backward From COVID-19

May 4, 2020
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Reopening the workplace dominates today’s conversations. It makes sense—where we are now is uncomfortable in the U.S. It’s painful and it’s harming the bottom line. Reports on the best and brightest ideas coming from Europe and China, like this report from McKinsey and this analysis from The New York Times, share learnings for an eventual return that […]

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