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Remote work: 6 ways struggling managers can reset

You think you have a remote management problem? Perhaps you need a more agile leadership style: These six processes work well whether you're remote or not.

This CEO Just Brilliantly Explained How Remote Work Will Change the World by 2030, and It's Next-Level |

Chris Herd thinks he's seen the future. And it's ruled by remote work.

IncInc 2020-12-15

Google Delays Return to Office and Eyes ‘Flexible Work Week’ - The New York Times

The Silicon Valley company now plans to have employees return to the office in September. It will be different when they get there.

Wall Street needs to relax, as startups show remote work is here to stay – TechCrunch

We are hearing that a COVID-19 vaccine could be on the way sooner than later, and that means we could be returning to normal life some time in 2021. That’s the good news. The perplexing news, however, is that each time some positive news emerges about a vaccine — and believe me...

TechCrunchTechCrunch 2020-12-08

Germany is beginning a universal-basic-income trial with people getting $1,400 a month for 3 years

The scientist leading the research, Jürgen Schupp, said it would improve the debate about universal basic income by producing scientific evidence.

InsiderInsider 2020-12-01

More companies are hiring a ‘director of remote work’

As many embrace working from home, companies like Facebook are looking to hire a remote work leader.

Fast CompanyFast Company 2020-12-01

What’s next for remote work: An analysis of 2,000 tasks, 800 jobs, and nine countries | McKinsey

The future of remote work is likely to be hybrid in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, mostly for a highly educated, well paid minority of the workforce.

McKinseyMcKinsey 2020-12-01

Work From Anywhere: Hotels, Digital Nomads Will Change Travel Forever | Observer

COVID-19 normalized working from home. As more people seek freedom and hotels look for new profits, travel and work are transforming again.

ObserverObserver 2020-12-01

Deutsche Bank Research: Tax home workers 'to help those who cannot'

Report says working from home should be taxed at 5% to help those whose jobs are under threat.

BBCBBC 2020-11-24

The Digital Nomads Did Not Prepare for This

They moved to exotic locales to work through the pandemic in style. But now tax trouble, breakups and Covid guilt are setting in.

Caribbean Island Work Rule and Covid-19: How to Enter, What Visa, How Long Stay

As soon as London’s first coronavirus lockdown ended last summer, Abbie Sheppard, 24, took a quick vacation to the island of Bermuda.Four months later, the vacation is long over but she’s still there -- one of the thousands of people lured to islands in the Caribbean and the...

BloombergBloomberg 2020-11-24

Job Interest Not a Big Predictor of Job Satisfaction

Interest More Important for Job Performance and Career Choice

The Joys of Being a Stoic

In September, a writer for HBO’s Watchmen series, Cord Jefferson, was awarded an Emmy. I enjoyed the show’s first season, a sequel

NautilusNautilus 2020-11-18

Toronto is drastically cutting office space as remote work could become permanent

Whether you love it or hate, COVID-19 has brought on a new reality for many people. This includes working from home and effectively reducing office...

blogTOblogTO 2020-11-18

We Need a Remote Work Commute. Perhaps commuting wasn’t so bad after… | by Stephen Moore | Nov, 2020 | Medium

Your train is running behind schedule, and you’re going to be late for work for the second time this week. Worse, you got drenched on the walk to the station, and you can already smell the damp from…

Stephen MooreStephen Moore 2020-11-18

What Job Crafting Looks Like

Stories of three people who changed their jobs to find more meaning.

Automation efforts sped up by pandemic will displace millions of jobs - Business Insider

The World Economic Forum predicts that automation efforts accelerated amid the pandemic will displace 85 million global jobs by 2025.

InsiderInsider 2020-11-10

Get started with 2-minute rule | Hoanh An

Whenever you find it hard to get started on a task, consider scaling it down into a 2-minute version. For example, Read a book → Read one page Write an essay → Write one sentence Run 10 miles → Wear my running shoes Do 100 push-ups → Do 1 push up Eat more vegetables → Eat an...

Hoanh AnHoanh An 2020-11-10

Our Work-from-Anywhere Future

Best practices for all-remote organizations

Study: Focus will shape the future of distributed work | Dropbox Blog

The shift to working from home has mostly been positive for knowledge workers, but the challenges reveal a $1.2 trillion opportunity.

DropboxDropbox 2020-11-03

How I designed the ultimate Zoom-friendly home office

A director at Facebook recently redid his remote work setup to include a DSLR camera, standing desk, and Samsung Frame TV. Here are his recommendations for an office that will make you look—and feel—good on Zoom.

Fast CompanyFast Company 2020-11-03

COVID fatigue: The pandemic workday is 48 minutes longer with more meetings — here's how to cope

We’re working longer days and juggling more meetings. Here’s how to cope with ‘Zoom Fatigue’ and more.

TODAYTODAY 2020-11-03

The COVID-19 Pandemic Upended the Office. It’s Time to Radically Rethink How We Work

Here's how the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing companies to rethink how employees do their jobs.

TIMETIME 2020-11-03

Nonverbal Communication Online - Why Does it Feel So Weird?

Nonverbal communication online - Even as online meetings become more common, they can’t always capture the nuances of nonverbal interactions.


For Some, New WFH Policies Mean a Chance to Explore America | by Flora Tsapovsky | Oct, 2020 | The Bold Italic

This week in The Bold Italic, we are publishing The Californian’s Dilemma, a series that goes beyond the headlines about the “California exodus,” featuring essays from San Franciscans about why…

Flora TsapovskyFlora Tsapovsky 2020-11-03

Airbnb courts digital nomads as it continues push for long-term stays

Airbnb says the home-share company is seeing an increase in digital nomads booking long-term stays as well as in hosts offering those types of stays.

PhocusWirePhocusWire 2020-10-13

Google's CEO says the future of work involves a 'hybrid model' and the company is already reconfiguring its offices for employee 'on-sites'

"I see the future as definitely being more flexible," Pichai said during a video interview for Time 100 this week.

InsiderInsider 2020-10-13

Hybrid Work Is the New Remote Work

Leaders should be managing remote working conditions amid the uncertainty of today and prepare for and optimize the hybrid working models of tomorrow.

Companies Who Go Remote-First will Replace Every Company that Doesn’t

Companies who adopted technology 20 years ago replaced every company that didn’t.

MediumMedium 2020-10-06

Will new travel technology invade your privacy?

Digital facial recognition. COVID-tracing apps. Innovations that make trips safer during a pandemic might expose your personal data.

The Rise of Remote Work Can Be Unexpectedly Liberating

What if you are better off without the office?

Americans are saving more than just money by not commuting

The pandemic lockdown has killed the work commute. And as the number of miles people travel every day has collapsed, commuters have saved themselves billions of dollars.

CNNCNN 2020-09-29

Netflix’s Reed Hastings Deems Remote Work ‘a Pure Negative’

The streaming giant’s leader says not being able to get together in person, particularly internationally, makes doing business harder and that he is eager to have staff back in the office once a coronavirus vaccine is available.

Google Abandons Plan to Rent Dublin Office for 2,000 Workers

Alphabet Inc’s Google unit walked away from a plan to rent space in Dublin for as many 2,000 workers, shelving one of the city’s biggest real-estate deals in recent years.

BloombergBloomberg 2020-09-29

UX Design - Rethinking the Sign-in

Let’s talk about the problem with the current sign-in screen and how we can solve that!

MediumMedium 2020-09-29

How I got, handled and aced UX Interviews at companies like Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and more! | by Aaditya Ailawadhi | Prototypr

It’s interview season again, and you know what that means — That crippling feeling of not knowing how to actually handle and ace your interviews. Well, fret not, because it isn’t quite as challenging…

MediumMedium 2020-09-29

While covid-19 continues to force remote work, Europe looks to enforce a right to disconnect

Spain, Greece, Ireland and other countries are trying to preserve work-life balance.

Washington PostWashington Post 2020-09-22

Working from ‘anywhere’ is possible - but not sustainable

A Northwestern professor’s research finds that location still matters very much.

Fast CompanyFast Company 2020-09-22

The surprising traits of good remote leaders

Strong in-person leadership skills don’t necessarily translate to being a good virtual leader. Instead, organisation and competency reign supreme.

BBCBBC 2020-09-22

Pinterest cancels huge SF office lease in unbuilt project, citing work-from-home shift

Pinterest terminated its massive 490,000-square-foot lease at San Francisco’s unbuilt 88 Bluxome project, citing a shift towards a more distributed workforce.

The problem isn’t that life is unfair – it’s your broken idea of fairness

Unless you’re winning, most of life will seem hideously unfair to you.

Oliver EmbertonOliver Emberton 2020-09-15

Unlimited Information Is Transforming Society

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

How Much Will Remote Work Continue After the Pandemic?

A new survey suggests that at least 16 percent of employees will remain at-home workers long after COVID-19 recedes, report researchers Christopher Stanton, Zoe Cullen, and Michael Luca.

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