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Remote Work

Will a Recession Increase Remote Work?

If there is a recession, having most employees working remotely will benefit the bottom line at many companies. Leaders who don't grasp this reality will fade into irrelevance as economic conditions worsen
Work From Home Productivity

The Truth About Work From Home Productivity

Work from home productivity is higher than in the office, especially on individual tasks. Since most employees prefer hybrid or remote work, a policy of flexibility helps companies maximize both retention and productivity.
Google's Myth

Google’s Myth of Losing Social Capital in Hybrid Work (Video & Podcast)

Companies can effectively retain social capital in the hybrid and remote work environment by applying hybrid work best practices, such as the virtual watercooler and virtual coworking. That's the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes Google’s myth of losing social capital in hybrid work.
Return to Office

Elon Musk’s Forced Return to Office Policy Will Harm Tesla

Musk’s authoritarian stance on hybrid and remote work undermines Tesla’s future as employees want autonomy and flexibility. Companies embracing new work models will succeed, while traditionalists will be left floundering
Empathy Gap

How to Defeat the Empathy Gap

Financial incentives are not effective motivators after a salary sufficient for a middle-class lifestyle. Leaders need to address the emotions of employees first and foremost and thus overcome the empathy gap through emotional and social intelligence.
Gain Constructive Feedback

Effective Strategies to Gain Constructive Feedback (Video & Podcast)

Gathering active and passive feedback plays a vital role in improving stakeholder membership engagement. Learning to love constructive feedback ensures that leaders can fulfill stakeholder expectations appropriately. That's the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes effective strategies to gain constructive feedback.
Constructive Feedback

Effective Strategies to Gain Constructive Feedback

Gathering active and passive feedback plays a vital role in improving stakeholder membership engagement. Learning to love constructive feedback ensures leaders can fulfill stakeholder expectations appropriately.
How Confirmation Bias

How Confirmation Bias Reduces Business Profits (Video & Podcast)

The confirmation bias causes leaders to look for information that confirms their beliefs and reject information that does not. To overcome this dangerous cognitive bias, leaders should test decisions by trying to prove themselves wrong. That's the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how confirmation bias reduces business profits.
Confirmation Bias

How Confirmation Bias Reduces Business Profits

The confirmation bias causes leaders to look for information that confirms their beliefs, and rejecting information that does not. To overcome this dangerous cognitive bias, leaders should test decisions by trying to prove themselves wrong.
Mentoring for Effective

Mentoring for Effective Integration of Junior Employees (Video & Podcast)

Remote mentoring is a best practice that offers a solution to one of the biggest challenges for hybrid and remote work: on-the-job training and integration of recently-hired staff. That's the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes mentoring for effective integration of junior employees in hybrid and remote teams.