NEW WORK

Context and Applicable Reading Material to Help Companies and Individuals Prepare for the Future

The COVID Recession Is Female
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The COVID Recession Is Female

The pandemic sent employees home to work at the same time child care centers and schools closed, placing an untenable burden on families that’s now driving women from the workforce. Here’s what companies can do. 

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The Top Skill Remote Workers Need
The Top Skill Remote Workers Need

In a remote work environment, one skill becomes particularly important: Writing.

Leading with the Heart
Leading with the Heart

Dan Pontefract & Michael Bungay Stanier on changes leaders need to make to guide their teams into better, more meaningful ways of working.

“Make Sure You Have 35 Years of Experience. And Not One Experience Repeated 35 Times.”
Ken Allen, CEO of DHL
“Make Sure You Have 35 Years of Experience. And Not One Experience Repeated 35 Times.”

Ken Allen, CEO of DHL, looks back on his experiences of the successful turnaround of the global logistics company – and explains what executives will need tomorrow to be able to “deliver”.

Do You Miss the Office?
Do You Miss the Office?

The bad news: Work won’t be the same once the pandemic recedes. The good news: Josh Bersin's The Big Reset Playbook (and a new online "Office Noise Generator") might help you to adapt and transform.

The COVID Recession Is Female
The COVID Recession Is Female

The pandemic sent employees home to work at the same time child care centers and schools closed, placing an untenable burden on families that’s now driving women from the workforce. Here’s what companies can do. 

Embracing the Unknown
Embracing the Unknown

Creative thinkers view challenges through a new lens or perspective to find novel solutions.

How to Make Remote Selling Work
How to Make Remote Selling Work

It is not exactly easy these days to provide customer care and to acquire new customers for companies – but it’s not impossible. Here’s how to do it.

Mastering Synergy Towards a Purpose
Mastering Synergy Towards a Purpose

Unfortunately, teams are not necessarily teams. Coordinating the work of several people with their own unique skills, opinions and mind-sets is a challenge. To ease the task and deliver extraordinary results, create processes that build…

No One Is Safe
No One Is Safe

Cybercriminals are keeping pace with the major transformation steps that many companies have taken in recent months. Here is what you need to know.

How to Get Your Message Through
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How to Get Your Message Through

Strong communication skills are fundamental to giving and receiving information, building consensus and making decisions in any organization.

Feedback: Embrace It, Don’t Brace for It
Feedback: Embrace It, Don’t Brace for It

The topic of giving and receiving feedback is in many people’s mind as performance review season is approaching.

What’s Next?
What’s Next?

The number of workers hoping to continue working remotely increases, but so do the challenges. Here is how to deal with them.

Employers Offering Permanent Remote Work Options Nearly Double Since Pandemic Start
Employers Offering Permanent Remote Work Options Nearly Double Since Pandemic Start

Employers changing remote work policies increase to 38%, according to our survey.

No Innovation Without Inspiration
No Innovation Without Inspiration

Let's have a look at the rules of stimulating innovation.

“Hello, How Are You?”
You would be surprised how many employees know the difference between an artificial and a real smile. Even if you move the corners of your mouth remotely.
“Hello, How Are You?”

In times when the whole world is wondering how best to get through the current crisis, small things make the difference. For example, taking an honest interest in your employees.

Looking Beyond the Water Cooler
Looking Beyond the Water Cooler

There is no substitute to person-to-person bonding. But there are ways to address the same needs in a new way – or at least to bring more humanity into our online interactions.

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Change Management

Change can be exciting – or it can produce stress and anxiety. One thing is for sure: Organizations can’t grow without change, so it’s time to reinvent your company.

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Agility

What worked nicely yesterday may no longer work today. Learn how to make your organization agile: Adapt rapidly to market and environmental changes in productive and cost-effective ways.

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Digital Transformation
Digital Transformation

The biggest corporate challenge of our time has less to do with technology than with the right corporate culture.

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Our Articles on Coping with Rapid Transformation

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How Pandemics Change the World
How Pandemics Change the World

The COVID-19 outbreak will not only have a direct impact on our lives and economies now – the consequences will continue to preoccupy us for several years, if not decades.

Your “Back to the Office” Guide
Your “Back to the Office” Guide

Here’s how to get back on track after a business interruption.

“What Is the Secret of Remote Working?”
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“What Is the Secret of Remote Working?”

The coronavirus pandemic is currently forcing many companies to advise employees to work from home. Here are four steps to help make this organizational crisis a success.

Working from Home

Exploring the Wonderland of  Child-Led Learning
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Exploring the Wonderland of Child-Led Learning

The many hours of lockdown-induced downtime offer an opportunity for your children to let their natural curiosity take them places they may otherwise not have discovered.

“Turn That Damn Thing Off!”
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“Turn That Damn Thing Off!”

With comprehensive home office, team chat solutions have led your colleagues straight into your living room – sometimes even worse. How do you put them outside the door again and get the necessary recreation time?

How to...?

To Say the Unsayable
To Say the Unsayable

When something terrible happens, terrible communication should be avoided. This is how.

“Performance Reviews: How Do I Give the Right Feedback in the Current Exceptional Situation?”
Performance reviews: Make a directional decision - or at least cause one. There are in fact more than only two ways to proceed. / Photo: Jon Tyson at Unsplash
“Performance Reviews: How Do I Give the Right Feedback in the Current Exceptional Situation?”

You have three options.

“How Do I Hire (and Onboard) People Without Meeting Them in Person?”
“How Do I Hire (and Onboard) People Without Meeting Them in Person?”

A world with fewer office jobs is not a world with fewer jobs.

Q&As

Coping

Of Viruses, Vulnerability and Superheroes
Of Viruses, Vulnerability and Superheroes

Isolation highlights the need to reach out.

“You’re fired!”
“You’re fired!”

How to not only cope with a layoff, but turn it into an opportunity.

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No Innovation Without Inspiration
No Innovation Without Inspiration

Let's have a look at the rules of stimulating innovation.