This week’s Five From The Island has an overall theme of communication across remote working groups. The first several articles explore the nature of “asynchronous” communication and the related notion of using “bursts” rather than nonstop streams. Closely related to how communications are different in remote teams, we bring an article that discourages leaders from dictating … [Read more...] about Five From The Island: 30 Oct 20
Archives for October 2020
We have built a great calendar of webinars, fireside chats, Ask Me Anythings, and Office Hours, and hope you will plan to join us for some, or all. If you are a Remotely Member, log into the website and then just click the “RSVP” box for Members on the bottom of the event page so we know you are coming. If you have not made the jump into membership as of yet, no worries! … [Read more...] about Upcoming Events: Oct 26-30
On October 6 I hosted a webinar to share my top media training tips. Remotely members can access it here. Part of the secret to mastering your media engagements is to be very very clear on your purpose and your message, it’s at the center of why you’re doing any such engagement. But part of the secret is understanding what a reporter’s general approach and tools of … [Read more...] about Media Training Webinar Recap
In this week’s Five from the Island we begin by adding Amazon to the growing list of large employers extending work-from-home into mid-2021 and perhaps beyond. Following up on the buzz around workers relocating to less expensive zip codes to work-from-home, we cover the “ZoomTown” boom in the West. Look in the bonus items at the end to explore 10 affordable suburbs … [Read more...] about Five From The Island: 23 Oct 20
If you’ve been following my advice on how to build your personal road map to being an effective everyday activist, you’ve triaged your issues and picked just a couple, maybe three, on which you commit to being a leader. That’s a big task #inthesetimes, so pat yourself on the back for taking the time to dig deep, listen to yourself, and make your commitment. What … [Read more...] about The Second Step to Lifelong Life-Work-Activism Integration? JOIN.
Remotely hosted a webinar conversation where I got to sit down and do a bit of a deep dive with Lisen Stromberg, author of the book Work, Pause, Thrive and CEO of PrismWork. Given how many people have been thrown out of work in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic, including increasingly information workers, our conversation was wide-ranging: It’s not actually news that women … [Read more...] about Making the Most of a Pause with Author Lisen Stromberg
We have built a great calendar of webinars, fireside chats, Ask Me Anythings, and Office Hours, and hope you will plan to join us for some, or all. If you are a Remotely Member, log into the website and then just click the “RSVP” box for Members on the bottom of the event page so we know you are coming. If you have not made the jump into membership as of yet, no worries! … [Read more...] about Upcoming Events: Oct 19-23
This week we continue to cover CEO philosophy and opinions about remote work, including leaders like Slack’s Stewart Butterfield. Trust emerges again as an essential component in remote working, especially in performance management. We follow the impact of workers choosing to relocate, including an article about top tech companies falling into line with pay cuts for … [Read more...] about Five From The Island: 16 Oct 20
It is still going to be a few months before we get the whole RemoteReady training and certification together, but the concepts at the heart of our effort continue to reveal themselves through the work of others. In particular, there is a great deal of commonality with the work of wise authors such as Karen Mangia. Karen recently published "Working From Home: Making the New … [Read more...] about Are you ready to be RemoteReady? Join us to find out.
This week we cover a lot of ground: from tech giant Microsoft joining big employers in inviting workers to stay home permanently (and with “geopay” comp adjustments if they move), to the ergonomics crisis that is spreading across kitchen tables and spare bedrooms and home offices everywhere. Yes it’s a pain in the neck (and back, and elbow, and eyes). We discover who is … [Read more...] about Five From The Island: 9 Oct 20