As I sat down to write this blog post, I was visited by the ghost of Charles Dickens. Well, not the spectre, but certainly the words that open one of his many great novels, Tale of Two Cities: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.
Deuxième partie: Mener à distance Dans la première partie de ce blogue « Travailler à domicile », nous avons examiné ce que signifie travailler à domicile et fourni quelques conseils pour aider les gens à être aussi productifs que possible dans les circonstances. Tournons maintenant notre attention vers les chefs d'équipe, qui sont responsables pour les résultats, ainsi que les défis et les pressions auxquels ils sont confrontés lorsqu'ils mènent à distance. Certains peuvent
Part Two: Leading at a Distance In the first part of this “working from home” blog, we looked at what it means to work from home and provided some tips to help people be as productive as possible under the circumstances. Let’s now turn our attention to team leaders, who are accountable for results, and the challenges and pressures they are facing as they lead from a distance. Some may have experience leading a remote team, but given the rapid closure of many businesses, few l
Partie 1 Les Canadiens travaillent à domicile en nombre sans précédent. Pour un petit nombre d'employeurs et d'employés, il s'agit du statuquo, mais ce n’est pas le cas pour la plupart des Canadiens. Selon un sondage de Regus Canada (2017), 47% des Canadiens travaillent à l'extérieur du site principal de leur employeur 2,5 jours par semaine ou plus, 39% travaillent principalement à domicile et 11% travaillent exclusivement à domicile. L'enquête IWG sur les lieux de travail (2
Part One Canadians are working from home in unprecedented numbers. For a small number of employers and employees, this is business as usual, but not so for most Canadians. According to a survey by Regus Canada (2017), 47% of Canadians work outside their employer’s office for 2.5 days a week or more, 39% work mostly from home, and 11% work exclusively from home. The IWG Workplace Survey (2019) reports that more than half of employees globally work outside their office. Working
Albie’s annual visit to the tax accountant is usually enjoyable enough but this year, discovering how superstitious accountants can be, made it amusing as well. When Albie routinely pulled out this year’s receipts and statements in a red file folder there was an audible gasp in the room. As the file was handed over there was even a noticeable reluctance to handle it. Albie was informed that the use of red file folders was frowned upon in the accountant’s office as it was unlu
“Sometimes you need to be alone, shut the door and unplug the phone” -George Ezra, 24, UK singer songwriter from the song ‘Don’t Matter Now’ Many workers need to concentrate deeply to get their work done. Yet, workplace design, technology and our colleagues conspire to distract us. This has never been truer given workplace layouts, the notifications our phones and computers generate (and our brains love) and how we’ve convinced ourselves our entourage requires a rapid respons