Given that so many people have been working from home, the nature of work has changed dramatically this past year. Instead of having meetings face to face, meetings are now being conducted via Zoom. Instead of just stopping by someone's desk to ask them a question, we now send them an email. And something is … Continue reading How To Interpret Digital Body Language and Emails, or Not
Today was the first time I've used the software program Zoom to be part of a meeting. Given the current state of affairs, my guess is that many people are also using Zoom, or a similar program, for the first time. Zoom can be used for business meetings, teacher/student interactions, or to simply stay in … Continue reading Thanks to Zoom, I Actually Enjoyed a Meeting
When Lasse Rheingans acquired a small tech consulting firm in Bielefeld, Germany in late 2017, he introduced a radical idea: Reduce the workday to five hours, from the standard eight, while leaving worker salaries and vacation time at the same levels. Rheingans, the firm's managing director, says employees can deliver the same output during a focused … Continue reading Could These Companies Be the Start of the 5-Hour Workday?
This is not the first Pinkcast that looks at how to make meetings more effective and efficient. In a previous post, I shared the notions of separation, standing, and shrinking. This is also not the first Pinkcast that involves a squeaking toy as a way to boost productivity. In a previous post, I shared how … Continue reading Another Meeting Hack from Dan Pink
Steven Rogelberg is an expert on something that takes place 55 million times per day - meetings. Rogelberg is a professor of Organizational Science at the University of North Carolina- Charlotte, and his latest book is The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance. Rogelberg is featured In the … Continue reading How To Make Meetings More Effective: Separation, Standing, Shrink.
A couple of years ago I wrote about how I often went entire meetings without saying a word. I called it doing my Clarence Thomas impression. I suggested that such behavior was probably linked to my introverted nature, as well as a lack of confidence. And not much has changed since I wrote that post. Sometimes … Continue reading Just Let Us Introverts Be Introverts