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…

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…

Burnout is pervasive across the workforce reducing productivity. Six steps to relieve burnout.

Burnout is becoming pervasive across the US workforce, costing employers productivity and innovation, and leading to employee turnover. It disproportionately impacts our younger workers and women. However, companies can reverse this trend. A recent Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time employees found…

Attract Millennial Job Seekers Without Breaking the Bank

A client recently asked me about the best perks to offer Millennial and Generation Z employees. “Do they want more free food? Or is it more paid time off?” they wondered. “We already offer health care,” they added. I told…

Long Commutes Hurt Productivity and Morale. Here is a Better Way…

Are your workers struggling with long commutes that cut into the workday, drain productivity, and drive up costs for your business and for them?  There is a better way. Los Angeles has the worst traffic in the world, based on…

Cortes and the elusive chase of work-life balance

Many employees chase the elusive pursuit of work-life balance, like the Spaniard Cortes combing the jungles of South America in the 16th century, looking for the city of gold, Eldorado. Work-life balance for full-time workers is elusive and nearly impossible…