Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular workdays. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week.
Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms. This week there are articles about working together, apart.
“How working from home could reshape society”
“Even for long-established teams, moving from physical to virtual is a game-changer”
“Leaders and employees alike find themselves thrust into a new world of work where communication and collaboration are key”
From the London School of Economics: In the blink of an eye, we found ourselves all working from home
“LSE academic and professional staff reflect on their personal experiences working from home under quarantine”
“Working from home sounds great in theory, but if you’ve never done it before it can take getting used to. For starters the home environment is full of distractions. It’s very easy to be tempted away from work, and it sometimes demands huge self-discipline to just sit there, focus, and get something finished.”
“Many newly-remote workers seem to conflate simply downloading Zoom, Slack, and having access to email with having this remote working thing sorted out.”
From Barbara Z. Larson, Susan R. Vroman, and Erin E. Makarius: A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers
“In response to the uncertainties presented by Covid-19, many companies and universities have asked their employees to work remotely. While close to a quarter of the U.S. workforce already works from home at least part of the time, the new policies leave many employees — and their managers — working out of the office and separated from each other for the first time.”
The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership by Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel