A recent study by Robert Half found that 45 percent of US professionals who transitioned to working from home because of the pandemic say they regularly work more hours each week than before the pandemic. A separate National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) study found that the average workday worldwide grew by 48.5 minutes since …Read More
The magic number these days is 10,000: 10,000 steps every day to stay fit. Working from home makes it harder to hit that goal because it removes the opportunities for “shadow exercise:” those times we walk for a purpose rather than just for exercise. For example, if you live in a city and work at …Read More
When it comes to working from home, flexibility can be a two-edged sword: It gives you the means by which to better balance work and home life demands, but it can also lead you down the path to procrastination. If you enjoy working from home, but find you are not being as productive as you …Read More
In 1960 Douglas McGregor published his seminal business management book The Human Side of Enterprise, in which he identified two basic types of managers: Theory X managers had a negative view of employees and assumed that they were lazy and untrustworthy. Theory Y managers assumed that employees were trustworthy and highly motivated. If the pandemic has …Read More
Every year, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) (a member of the World Bank Group), awards its Knowbel Prize to recognize IFC project and non-operations teams who deliver high-impact knowledge-sharing services to clients. This year, IFC’s GrowLearnConnect (GLC) platform, which Comprehensive Learning Solutions supports, won an award for its COVID-19 Response Webinar Series.
COVID-19 impacted businesses around …Read More
Managing teams is always a balancing act: How do you get team members to work independently and cooperatively at the same time? How do you get team members to do what is in their own best interest while also doing what is in the team’s best interest?
The COVID-19 pandemic has added a few new wrinkles: …Read More
In the old world of 2019 and before, status meetings provided managers with the easiest way to keep track of a team’s work. They were intended to share what everyone else was up to. Unfortunately, these meetings, while helpful for the managers, usually were quite boring and inefficient for team members. Despite best efforts to …Read More