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October 2020

Measuring Productivity in the Remote Revolution, Part 2

We are all hearing the amusing stories about the realities of working from home. For many, it is a bit chaotic, especially when spouses, kids and even pets are underfoot. The reality is that working remotely comes with its own unique set of challenges while managing performance matters more now than ever before. While everyone is making allowances for work-space issues, because of Covid, long-term managers will need to find new ways to monitor employee attendance and activity as well as achievement and results if telecommuting is going to continue full force after a Coronavirus vaccine is developed. So how should companies measure productivity and results in the remote revolution? Continue reading

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Measuring Productivity in the Remote Revolution, Part 1

Managing performance matters more now than ever before. For many companies, bottom lines are leaner as Covid continues to hinder the economy. And, a massive rise in remote workers means managers must not only find new ways to monitor employee attendance and activity but also – more importantly — measure achievement. After all, busy is not synonymous with beneficial. Present doesn’t mean profitable. Action does not equal achievement. And engagement does not always generate earnings. So why is maintaining a telecommuting workforce so challenging and how should companies measure productivity and results in the remote revolution? Continue reading

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Having an Attitude of Gratitude Even in Tough Times – Part 2

Situations that call for gratitude and appreciation come in all sizes, from small gestures to life-changing acts. Depending on the situation, we must find the right way to express gratitude. The bigger the gesture, the harder it is to find the right words. Often it feels like words fail so we say nothing. But, expressing gratitude is a critically-important task everyone should practice. It not only increases happiness, reinforces social bonds and boosts confidence of the person expressing gratitude, but it also helps the body and contributes to long-term success. Here’s why. Continue reading

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