Make 2022 the year of ‘we’ and collaboration

Make 2022 the year of ‘we’ and collaboration

Let me start by telling you a story about me. Historically, the week that falls between the Christmas holiday and New Year’s Eve is dead airspace for office buildings. It’s the time of year when everyone is rushing to use their PTO before they lose it, and, whether...
Make 2022 the year of ‘we’ and collaboration

Draw conclusions, predictions from the unsaid

Abductive reasoning is using an incomplete observation to make the best prediction we can. My statistician colleague might give us a side eye when we write an insight based on abductive reasoning because she sees it as an unconfirmed logical leap. It can get a bit...
Make 2022 the year of ‘we’ and collaboration

Data is a commodity, but insight is gold

A professor once told me, “Data is a commodity; it’s the insight that’s gold.” The pandemic has changed the way we see everything, and right now, many people are reviewing the spaces we occupy for work, play or education. If you are embarking on that journey and...
Make 2022 the year of ‘we’ and collaboration

Before allowing flexible work, clearly define it

In flexible work, define what you mean by “flexible.” Stand up, reach down, touch your toes. You did it, right?! Maybe not, because you don’t follow the physical instructions given to you by a columnist. But, what if you were getting ready to go for a run? You might...
Make 2022 the year of ‘we’ and collaboration

Trust will be imperative in hybrid work models

I’m an ’80s baby, which means John Hughes films were required viewing. “Pretty in Pink” and “The Breakfast Club” were extremely influential, but nothing compared to my love for “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” One of my many favorite lines from that movie is when Ferris...
Make 2022 the year of ‘we’ and collaboration

What did Big P say to little p?

What did the big tomato say to the little tomato? Ketchup! That’s one of my all-time favorite jokes, and it helped form my thinking on a concept we’ve been wrestling with. It is related to a general understanding of the word ​“productivity​.” To begin, I have to back...