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Returning to the Office

Denying Reality in Returning to the Office With the Delta Surge (Video and Podcast)

Employers must recognize the challenges from the initial COVID outbreak and avoid mental blindspots as Delta and other variants emerge. That's the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the dangers of denying reality in returning to the office during the Delta surge.
Return to Office

Delta Variant Reveals Folly of Normalcy in Return to Office

Employers must recognize the challenges from initial experience on the COVID outbreak. This will prevent entrapment with mental blindspots, as Delta and other variants emerge, turning their back on their employees.
Hybrid Office Space

Redefining Hybrid Office Space to Boost Employee Productivity (Video and Podcast)

Employers must modify their hybrid office space to meet the changed needs of employees. They will do mostly collaborative work in the office while doing their individual tasks at home. That's the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to redefine hybrid office space to boost employee productivity.
Return to Office

Best Return to Office Plan: A Team-Led Approach (Video and Podcast)

The best practice on the return to office plan involves a team-led hybrid-first model with some fully remote options. That means empowering lower-level team leaders to choose the work arrangement that best serves their team’s needs. That's the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes a team-led approach for the best return to office plan.
Hybrid Office Space

Redefining Hybrid Office Space to Boost Employee Productivity

Employers must devise effective modifications of hybrid office spaces. Employees’ work requirements have changed. They will do mostly collaborative work in the office while doing their individual tasks at home.
Return to the office

Why Do So Many Leaders Screw Up the Return to the Office? (Video and...

In planning the return to the office, leaders can fall prey to dangerous judgment errors which can cause them to wrongly assess their employees’ needs. That's the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes why so many leaders screw up the return to the office.
Cognitive Biases Control

How Not to Let Cognitive Biases Control Us When Dealing with COVID

Protect yourself from poor COVID-related decisions by being aware of cognitive biases -- particularly the normalcy bias, attentional bias, and planning fallacy -- and making strategic plans that can prevent your gut reactions from taking over.
Creating Competitive Advantage

Creating Competitive Advantage in Returning to the Office

For creating competitive advantage in the new normal, forward-looking leaders need to let go of their preferences for in-office work. They need to adopt a hybrid-first model for most staff, and support full-time remote work for a minority.
Return to Office

Best Return to Office Plan: A Team-Led Approach

The best practice on the return to office plan involves a team-led hybrid-first model with some fully remote options. That means empowering lower-level team leaders to choose the work arrangement that best serve their team’s needs
Shopping Choices

What Influences Your Shopping Choices? (Video and Podcast)

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.