Five Performance Management Imperatives for 2021

To alleviate stress for new remote workers, many companies stopped their performance management systems during the pandemic’s peak. But rather than stopping performance management, they should have focused on accelerating their organization’s ability to be agile. The best performance management…

Bad management practices killed employee surveys. 7 ways to get reliable employee feedback

In the wild pandemic world of constant fear and change, management needs feedback from employees to keep them aligned, motivated, safe, and innovative. Are employee surveys still useful — given how they have been carelessly overused and in the face…

Six tips for rekindling remote work success and creating the now office

Companies that enjoyed progress with their remote work strategies in March, are now stalling in the dog days of mid-summer — and in the face of a pandemic that just won’t quit. After the resurgence of COVID-19 across most of…

COVID19 surges, confusing leaders, and stalling remote work progress

When the pandemic started, employers reacted to the first surge and warning by health officials. They sent employees home to work remotely and to be safe. But as the stay at home orders were canceled, and the public ventured out.…

9-to-5 is on a COVID19 ventilator. Rethink your work schedule!

While the rush to remote work provided a welcome relief from daily commutes and the fear of catching COVID19, many employees struggled with being on-the-job 24/7 now that the commute does not define the workday. Besides, when school resumes, the…

We changed our paradigm about remote work, before COVID19. Three imperatives you should know.

Long before the world knew there was a coronavirus, I, and a team of executives, implemented a flexible work environment enabling 45% of a medical device company workforce to work from home three to four days a week. The result…

4 strategies that will transform your office into an industry leader—post-COVID19

Many business leaders told me they planned to reopen their offices in May. Then in mid-May, after their state’s restrictions were lifted, they told me that they had delayed until June. Now, the date they have in mind is July.…

9 Steps to Implement a New Post-COVID19 Office Environment

Your guidebook to restart your business with the new normal, safely, productively, with high morale for employees, and reduced costs.   Your company sent office workers home in March in a mad scramble to protect them from COVID19 and to…

Watch the Rebroadcast of Reinventing Innovation During Crisis Webcast.

Watch the rebroadcast of our highly attended and successful webcast, "Reinventing Innovation During Times of Crisis: Lessons from Leading Companies." From this post, you can also download our valuable report and PowerPoint slides. John Metselaar of The Conference Board, Peter…

We are here to help you survive the COVID19 crisis.

COVID-19 has dramatically rocked the economy leaving 17 million Americans unemployed (to date) and is upending our habits for conducting business. Many of my clients, and many of you, have experienced the mad scramble to work from home. And sadly,…