“I really like working with other people. I’m uncomfortable working by myself, it’s just not the same. So I’d love to have everyone go back to the office five days a week.” That’s what Marvin, the long-time CEO of a company with 4,000 employees, told me when we discussed his plans for creating competitive advantage in the post-pandemic transition back to the office.
Then, he added: “However, we’re doing a lot of hiring for managerial roles right now to prepare for the post-pandemic recovery. One of the first questions applicants ask is if they have to move and how much…
Surveys show that anywhere from two-thirds to three-quarters of all employers intend to have a hybrid workforce after the pandemic as part of their return to office plan. Employees would come in anywhere from one to three days per week to work on collaborative tasks with their teams. The rest of the time, they would work on their own tasks wherever they want — their home, a coffee shop, or if they wish in the office. …
Due to strong employee resistance and turnover, Google recently backtracked from its plan to force all employees to return back to the office and allowed many to work remotely. Apple’s plan to force its staff back to the office has caused many to leave Apple and led to substantial internal opposition.
When it comes to shopping choices, we overestimate our abilities to keep our impulses in check. You can avoid poor shopping choices by developing a host of shopping mental skills. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes what influences your shopping choices.
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Our assumptions about what others want are often incorrect due to the cognitive bias called the false consensus effect. Extensive research shows that most employees place a premium on telework and work-life quality after the pandemic. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes what employees want when they return to the office.
To cope with depression in the post-pandemic recovery, find new ways of fulfilling your needs for exploration, love, and meaning and purpose. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to cope with depression in the post-pandemic recovery.
What do employees want in returning to the office after the pandemic?
It’s easy to assume we know what they want. Our assumption is that they want what we would want in their circumstances. In other words, we place ourselves in other people’s shoes.
Unfortunately, that assumption falls into a dangerous judgment error termed the false consensus effect. This problematic mental blindspot causes us to perceive others who we feel to be in our tribe, such as those who work in our organization, as sharing our values and beliefs. That’s often not the case.
When the COVID pandemic swept through the country last year, companies quickly rolled out new strategies meant to help their businesses survive. One of the most disruptive, although it was a wise choice that saved many lives, was transitioning employees to working from home.
Employees found themselves overly tired and disgruntled, burned out by the very tools and processes meant to help them. Workplace stress eventually took its toll, and the new abnormal included workers complaining about work-from-home burnout and Zoom fatigue.
In Part 1 of this series, I talked about how I helped Matt, the CEO of an insurance…
Are you, or someone you know, struggling to cope with depression as we’re transitioning out of the pandemic?
What you or they are going through isn’t as uncommon as you might think. According to a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, depression has been three times higher during this pandemic than it was previously.
The researchers also discovered that lower income groups had an increased risk of getting depressed compared with higher income groups.
Hello, everyone, and welcome to the wise decision maker show where we help you make the wisest and most profitable decisions. We’re in a wonderful time where vaccines, at least in the US, and in…