What the porn industry can teach us about dealing with viruses

Throughout a major metropolitan area, a deadly #virus is spreading. No effective treatment exists. In one industry, workers are terrified to go to work – just by doing their #jobs, they risk exposure. A #vaccine is years (or even decades) away. It looks like it’s the end of a multibillion-dollar business. But instead of throwing…

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How To Find The Joy In #Networking

Relationships are the most consistent source of meaning in our lives and work. Whether with co-workers, supervisors, family or friends, social connections create depth and richness in our daily lives, much research shows. Why then when we consider “networking” – an activity that could be deeply meaningful and enriching since it’s all about making #socialconnections – do we…

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What offices might look like in a post-#COVID world

Workers looking forward to their return to the office and a sense of normalcy should brace themselves for a wide range of new safety protocols. The #postpandemic workplace could include greater #distance between desks, mandatory masks, shift work and lineups to take crowd-free elevators or get a #temperaturecheck, according to people who design and lay…

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Returning to the new normal

When the #pandemic dies down and the #economy gets going, #employers must plan for things to be different We’re now right in the thick of the#COVID19 pandemic and many have adjusted to the temporary reality of #working and living at a distance from others. We’re looking forward to when we “flatten the curve” and can…

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We’re all contestants in Reality Show COVID-19. What can we learn from it?

What a mind-blowing, gut-wrenching reality show we are witnessing. For weeks I was glued to my seat as a mesmerized audience member without comprehending this act of genius, which involuntarily, simultaneously cast me as participant. This coronavirus reality show appears to have no boundaries, rules, common goal, timeline or referee. Like other spellbound audience members,…

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How to turn a job loss into a career change

For nine years, Evert Lamb worked as a graphic designer and art director in the marketing department of a travel company. But in mid-March, as the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were hitting the travel industry, Mr. Lamb was made redundant at his job. Instead of seeking similar roles, Mr. Lamb’s goal is to…

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Seize This Moment To Declutter Your Workday

As America embarks on the largest work-from-home experiment in its history, many knowledge workers are rethinking the status quo. Long meetings are becoming emails. Business travelers are realizing they can meet their clients (and their goals) remotely. Conferences and other industry events are going virtual — and may stay that way. As a champion against busywork and the author…

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6 tips on remote work success during COVID-19

In the midst of a global crisis that is forcing many office workers to become remote employees, keeping a positive mental health outlook is key to surviving and thriving while at home, says the CEO of a company that has always had workers staying home. Shrad Rao of Wagepoint, a Calgary-based payroll software provider, began…

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