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Are you feeling Zoom Burnout?

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While working from home has long been a sought-after perk for some employees, a new reality of frequent online meetings and an inability to disconnect from the job has created a new stressor called Zoom burnout. Workplace burnout is nothing new, but this new digital version has its own idiosyncrasies. Here’s what you need to know to identify digital workplace burnout and four tips to help you prevent it. What is Zoom burnout, and why does it occur? Now that your employees are remote workers, chances are good that your team is attending more meetings than ever. While it may not seem...

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Why 50- Hour Work Weeks Are Not Healthy

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Has the new normal of how we work caused an imbalance in our work-life? I wanted to share some interesting information that I came across along with some of my own thoughts on this question. I hope that you find this article helpful and please feel free to share it with anyone that you feel might benefit from reading it. Years ago, working exactly 40 hours per week, 9 to 5, Monday through Friday was standard for most office employees. Today, this schedule is still fairly common, but workers are often logging far more than their expected 8 hours a day. One survey that I read said that 87% of...

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How to Make Your Smartphone Smarter

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We rely on our smartphones for work and play, and want them to be as smart as they can be. At a time when you can easily plunk down a cool $1,000 for a mobile phone, some of the best apps are still available free of charge. Apps with deep feature sets will sometimes seek longevity and technical superiority by charging a flat price or a subscription fee, but there are tons of others that are absolutely free and do everything you could ever want. It can be a chore to wade through all the choices to decide which one is best – even free apps will cost you time – if not money. I poked around...

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How to Guide Your Team Through a Rough Patch

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Every business has to weather a rough patch at some point, and while we as business leaders must make tough decisions on how to improve our situation, we also have to pay close attention to team morale. The most damage to a business often comes from low spirits. In recent months, COVID-19 has negatively impacted businesses all over the world. Sales and revenue are falling short. Your company may be facing the prospect of downsizing. Your best employee might be struggling to work remotely full time. Your team’s morale is at an all-time low, and it’s your job as their leader to lift...

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4 Challenges of Managing Remote Employees

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As most of us have transitioned to working remotely, I wrote this article to give you some tips on how to deal with some of the challenges that come with having remote employees.  I hope you find this information valuable and please feel free to share with anyone you know that might benefit from reading this. Prior to the COVID-19 chaos and California’s Shelter-in-Place order, telecommuting was already rapidly becoming one of the most attractive benefits a company can offer. It is increasing becoming a way for companies to try and improve work-life balance. It’s easy to see why...

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Is Your Business Prepared For COVID-19?

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With the coronavirus outbreak that has spread all over the world, governments have shut borders and imposed quarantines, and companies have imposed travel bans. The human and economic impacts on businesses have been stark. I have personally taken this pandemic as a wake-up call for my company to carefully review the strategies, policies, and procedures I have in place to protect my employees, customers, and operations in this and future pandemics. I wanted  to share this information with you so that you can do the same. Please feel free to share this with anyone that you think would benefit...

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