Category: Our Thoughts

  • The generations deal differently with their return to the office 

    When it comes to health and wellness, work and life balance, how we deal with this today creates different consequences tomorrow. The initial switch from in office to virtual was unplanned, and while we experienced the impacts of the Pandemic differently, how our future attitudes, behaviors, and expectations change will vary.   Generations share experiences that have…

  • Legal Battles Rage On

    Businesses will continue to protect their staff although they face legal battles in the time of Covid-19:  Litigation continues as employees get sick. In May 2020, The Washington Post published that nearly 800 lawsuits had been filed by prisons, followed by healthcare and every facet of hospitality and tourism, claiming illness and wrongful death. By September 2020 “…more than 5,000 lawsuits…had been filed as the ‘tidal wave’ of litigation was just getting started, although rarely will a business be found liable for…

  • Should we believe in those workplace trends ‘they’ say are inevitable? And who are ‘THEY?’ 

    Forecasting how we might work and live prepares us for the future. The work environment is under siege by economic challenges, technological developments, automation, and globalization. As the world changes, so do anticipated trends, although trends can be guesstimated with little accuracy depending on who is doing the collecting, assessing, and reporting. The workplace of today can help us prepare for tomorrow’s initiatives. If the trends are pointing to your business redefining workplace ethics and…

  • As the workplace turns: Senior Managers remain focused on keeping us physically and emotionally fit 

    If you still have zoom fatigue, you are not alone. What needs to change as we work to reinstitute some sense of normalcy to a workplace that will never be the same? While experts boast of predictions, none of us can truly anticipate what the workplace will become, although we are seeing some consistent messaging around physical and emotional well-being as we come back…

  • Will tomorrow be driven by AI on the other end of the Pandemic?

    Will the future be filled with robots and AI even though so many have recently been unemployed?  Covid-19 divided a nation and eliminated jobs.  Will robots make it harder for humans to get re-employed? It’s been guesstimated that by 2025, the balance could change to a 50-50 combination of humans and machines.   Disruptive technologies have been around for a long time. Automation creates new technology, builds jobs yet erases physical labor positions.  And now, post…

  • Was your office ever like ‘The Office’?

    When it comes down to it, The Office and your office are probably a lot more similar than you realize.   The original version of The Office was inspired in part by a reality-TV trend popular in the U.K. at the time, depicting regular people doing regular things. In casting both the British and the American version, a group of unknowns…

  • Pandemic memories of work and home, true or false 

    The Pandemic was life changing and the tales we will tell just might not be what really happened. Our memories are but dramatic stories like a narrative in our brain. The youngest of us today will ask what it was like to live and work through a global Pandemic…but that version will begin the moment your brain acknowledged danger.   The 1918 Pandemic killed 50+ million people and infected 1/3rd of the world’s population. When it was over, no-one talked about it. Future generations had little to go by. In September 2001, we knew little…

  • Pandemic vocabulary happened, at home and in the office

    Will the elbow bump replace the handshake at business meetings from now on? Who knew that zoom fatigue was a real ailment after too many WFH happy hours with co-workers?   New language develops in times of social crisis. According to lexicographers from the Leibniz Institute for the study of German Languages, more than 1200 new words were formed, reflective…

  • Decisions today set the tone for tomorrow…did work permanently leave the building?

    Your office called and they want you back. Big tech was first to initiate work from home, perpetuating the idea that remote was here to stay…but those days are numbered. The corporate footprint will change, as some businesses will dump empty space, and others will expand in preparation of growth and distancing.  Change makes sense when things go…

  • Our Generation does not Define us

    We are not forever defined by our birth generation, nor does our birth generation mandate the vaccine. A birth generation offers assumed personality traits that do not necessarily define us: the subset of a generation varies based on personal experience:  regardless of shared experiences, humans differ in attitude, sociopolitical views, personalities, and personal circumstances. We are…