Sharpening the saw in 2020

I don’t know what word you would use to describe 2020, but I’m calling it disruptive. The economy, health infrastructure, culture, and daily routines are a few areas in our world that have been tilted this year. My biggest struggle of 2020 so far has been navigating an unbounded furlough for the last three months and competing for jobs in Read More …

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 …

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 …