Rethinking Furloughs

What’s the right balance? While Covid-19 related furloughs and unemployment numbers continue to rise (26 million in the last five weeks), I’ve been thinking about better ways to handle furloughs to reduce the financial strains on people and their ability to maintain necessities in life such as housing and food.  As we all continue to weigh monetary costs versus the Read More …

How has your view of Wikipedia changed?

Has your view of Wikipedia changed? I’ve been drawn to the Wikipedia concept since I was first introduced to it in 2005 while taking graduate courses. It was (and is) a simple and quick way to retrieve data for reference, learning, exploration, cross-checking, and can I say fact-finding? But the accuracy of Wikipedia at the time was under scrutiny because Read More …

Is remote work getting easier because we have collaboration tools?

Just like that. The world as we knew it changed almost overnight with pretty much every facet of life impacted by policy changes and closures due to COVID-19.  Businesses are scrambling to make sure employees are enabled to work remotely. Schools are enacting plans to educate students through video and electronic-based assignments. This is all for those fortunate enough to Read More …

Leadership Credo

Twelve years ago I was introduced to a leadership credo as part of a management change after my employer was acquired. My new manager presented her leadership credo as a document during her formal introduction to the team. While different from past group changes, I was appreciative of her approach and felt like I learned immediate knowledge about my supervisor Read More …

Freaky Meetings

Last Fall, before one of my workouts, I queued a podcast episode from Freakonomics titled How to make Meetings Less Terrible. I was a bit skeptical about this one because I’ve read dozens of articles about meetings and what else is there to say? But the Freakonomics staff is good at producing engaging and informative content and I needed something Read More …