2022 CEO Workforce Sustainability: How to improve remote hires, mental health, retention, trust and value

Since 2021, SME CEOs have worked out many Post-COVID-related hybrid workforce challenges through reshaped Corporate and HR Playbooks. However, a growing body of workforce research indicates rapid corporate challenges surfacing. There are missed opportunities to address unintentional knowledge worker turnover and SME market competitiveness.  “Employee engagement and well-being remain very low, and it’s holding back…

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Manager to Employee: We Need to Talk

There are songs (How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm) and time-worn idioms (You can’t put the genie back in the bottle) that speak to the fact that when disruptions to existing norms occur, things are less likely to “return to normal” than to establish new set points. The pandemic changed how people work forever. In our recent post, we recommended that leaders look for the…

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Managing Management Panic in the Pandemic

The global pandemic stresses workers and managers alike. Workers may struggle to find a suitable place to work free of distractions. Managers might grapple with the fear of managing employees they cannot see. Many managers never before managed people working in multiple disparate locations. The feeling of loss of control leads to some overly-invasive management…

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Zoom Risks

CIO Zoom 5.0 Video Conferencing Risks: Still not failsafe?

Zoom 5.0 video conference service (VS) is not safe for most businesses due to ongoing data security risks! During the COVID-19 tidal wave, many millions in the workforce had to work at home, if possible. Many organizations needed to stand up missing video conferencing services fast. Growing numbers of remote workers adopted Zoom’s no/low cost,…

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Working from Home

How To Stop Video From Killing Work-from-home

Tens of thousands of firms are shifting hundreds of thousands of workers from commercial and industrial locations to working from home. Those workers are bringing home not only their typical daily workloads; they also bring massive use of video. And that is straining some networks to the breaking point, disrupting workers’ connection to the business,…

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