Being a leader in the new world of remote work is a challenging job. Remote work upended the way that most individuals perform their daily job and likewise leaders need to re-think how they now support their people.
One of the keys to successful leadership is building trust with your people, but this can be hard when you’re not physically in the same workspace. There are no casual pleasantries in the lunchroom and there’s no opportunity to walk by and check in on someone’s daily tasks.
“Go outside, often, sometimes in wild places. Bring friends or not. Breathe.” — Florence Williams
We’re now nearly nine months into the work-from-home experiment — what started out as a health necessity has turned into a modern-day luxury.
Of course, the need to social distance still remains and no one knows exactly if or when it will ever go away, but one thing we know for sure is that work-life will never be the same.
But, as many people know, work-from-home has its own set of challenges.
For me, it was really hard to adjust to work-from-home in the beginning. I struggled to find the right balance and know when to take breaks. …
Technology is disrupting every aspect of our lives, but COVID has shown us how far behind the education sector is in adopting these changes.
A Harvard Business Review article highlights how behind-the-times colleges and universities are in adapting to the modern life.
“One measure of this is that less than 5% of college budgets are dedicated to IT spending. According to U.S. Department of Education data, while one-third of all U.S. college students had some type of online course experience before the pandemic, the other two-thirds remained traditional campus-based lectures — little-changed from hundreds of years ago.”
As colleges and universities struggled to enact plans to manage the effects of a global health pandemic, many students were left caught in middle and frustrated with their options. …