3 Ways to Get Hybrid Work Right

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Description: Finding a space that bridges corporate and home life is tricky, but there are ways to do it right. Source: INC.com Date: Apr 14, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/brit-morse/hybrid-work-office-space-change-pandemic-return-employee-retention.html Questions for discussion: What does this article say about the design of office work environments and performance? What do you think about these arguments and how much… Read more »

SPOS #822 – Marcus Buckingham On Love And Work

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #822 – Host: Mitch Joel. Marcus Buckingham is the author of two of the best-selling business books of all time, has two of Harvard Business Review’s most circulated, industry-changing cover articles, and has been the subject of countless in-depth profiles, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. After spending two decades studying… Read more »

Canada needs workers — so why aren’t more companies hiring the neurodivergent?

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Description: Only 1 in 3 people with autism are employed. But many more of those on the spectrum want to work Source: CBC.ca Date: Apr 11, 2022 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/labour-market-neurodiversity-1.6413939 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points raised in this report. How would you go about increasing corporate awareness? How should management approach this issue, in… Read more »

What Ever Happened to the Great Resignation?

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Description: All of the evidence suggests that right now, it’s unusually easy for U.S. workers to find jobs and unusually hard for employers to find workers. The odd thing is that we have a very tight labor market, even though the number of employees is still about a million and a half below prepandemic levels… Read more »

Rachel Balkovec, the 1st woman to manage an MLB-affiliated team, debuts with a win

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Description: Rachel Balkovec, the first woman to manage an MLB affiliated team, took home a victory for the Tampa Tarpons on Friday. Source: NPR.org Date: Apr 09, 2022 Link: https://www.npr.org/2022/04/09/1091879805/rachel-balkovec-the-1st-woman-to-manage-an-mlb-affiliated-team-debuts-with-a-win Questions for discussion: What does this mean for baseball, in your opinion? Do you think her status will affect fan participation or management of players? Discuss.

Jenny Blake On How To Love Your Work – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Description: Time is not money. Time is life force. This is the core of Jenny Blake‘s powerful new book, Free Time – Lose The Busywork, Love Your Business. Jenny is an author and podcaster (and friend) who loves helping people navigate change and free time to do more of their best work. Jenny is the author of… Read more »

How to Have More Successful Conversations

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Description: In his latest paper, Schweitzer and his co-authors introduce a framework to help people have more successful conversations by identifying and understanding the motives of each participant. The model is called the “conversational circumplex,” and it maps conversations along two key axes: informational and relational. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu Date: Mar 29, 2022 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/how-to-have-more-successful-conversations/?utm_campaign=KatW2022&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kw_campaign_monitor&utm_term=3-30-2022&utm_content=How_to_Have_More_Successful_Conversations Questions… Read more »

Mandatory Meetings Reveal Amazon’s Approach to Resisting Unions

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Description: The company has held hundreds of meetings with workers to discourage them from supporting a union in two upcoming elections. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 24, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/24/business/amazon-meetings-union-elections.html? Questions for discussion: Why is the company against unionization efforts and what arguments are they presenting to employees, according to the report? What do you think… Read more »

Google employees bombard execs with questions about pay at recent all-hands meeting

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Description: Google executives, facing a barrage of criticism from employees on issues related to compensation, defended the company’s competitiveness at a recent all-hands meeting while acknowledging that the performance review process could change. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 29, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/24/google-employees-bombard-execs-about-pay-at-recent-all-hands-meeting.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the perception of… Read more »

Howard Levitt: Employers can enforce masking policies even after provincial mandates are gone

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Description: Howard Levitt and Tara Seosankar: Employees beware — unmasking is not an absolute right in Canadian workplaces Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Mar 29, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/howard-levitt-employers-can-enforce-masking-policies-even-after-provincial-mandates-are-gone Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the workplace rules and regulations that will apply? How should management deal with these rules and employees who might not… Read more »