What does it mean to transition a company to fully remote work?

In my last post, I advocated not letting a virus decide whether we need an office or not, especially if all we need to do our work is a laptop and an internet connection. I also urged us 21st century…

Why do I want to transition a company to fully remote work?

In the past year, companies have been trying to get their employees back into the office. No thanks to the many waves of COVID variants, those back-to-the-office plans keep changing. Then COVID cases recede in the past months. Now companies…

A quick research on meetings and collaborations

In the last year, many companies are trying to bring their people back into the office. However, with the many waves of COVID variants, those back-to-the-office plans keep changing. I’ve seen lively (and sometimes polarizing) debates on how collaboration should…

Want to know how companies are rewriting the future of work? (Part 2)

Leadership Memo 2022-2 In the previous post, “Want to know how companies are rewriting the future of work? (Part 1)”, I started sharing with you what some companies are doing, how they reimagine and experiment their way into new ways…

Want to know how companies are rewriting the future of work? (Part 1)

In the past six months, I’ve urged us to rethink why we work the way we do, to reimagine and experiment what work can look like. We looked at three basic work practices: When (9-5), where (office), how (meetings). I’ve…

What do you think offices should be used for in this new world?

Leadership Memo 2022-1 Happy New Year! Do you envision what the next twelve months would look like? Are you lamenting that the pandemic is still going on? Are you dreaming of getting people back to the office? Let’s pick up…

Wishing participants would turn their cameras on. Is that a reflection on them or on you? (Part 2)

Last time, in “Wishing participants would turn their cameras on. Is that a reflection on them or on you? (Part 1)”, we talked about us humans having various modes of learning, information intake and processing. Switching cameras on is only…

Wishing participants would turn their cameras on. Is that a reflection on them or on you? (Part 1)

“In the current environment where meetings, workshops and training courses tend to be online, we're always looking at ways to make the online experience more effective. There's a simple step to increase effectiveness. It's not complicated, it's not difficult, all…

Should knowledge workers go back to the office or should we not?

Change is never easy. We like what we are familiar with, what we are used to, even if those may not be optimal. “Better the devil we know than the devil we don’t.” In the last Leadership Memo, I challenged…

Watch out for inequality and bias to remote workers in the hybrid office

In the past few months, companies around the world have been contemplating this one question: should they bring the workers back into the office? Or allow them to work remotely indefinitely? Or have a hybrid environment? While there are pros…