The SEC boss says staff is performing well under ‘voluntary remote work’

As Wall Street executives continue to debate in-office work – and some pressure workers to return – the Securities and Exchange Commission boss isn’t leaving remote work behind just yet. SEC Chairman Gary Gensler told CNBC in a Zoom interview on Friday that his staff is performing well while working remotely. Gensler acknowledged to anchor David Faber […]

The remote work revolution is already reshaping America

The coronavirus pandemic set in motion a shift to remote and hybrid work that is quietly reshaping American economics and demographics. While the fine women and men at U.S. statistical agencies are still grappling with how to measure this astonishing transformation, a host of academics and other experts have rushed to fill the data gap. […]

How to Make Remote Team Meetings Shorter and Better

Virtual team meetings are essential for remote team collaboration and productivity: they serve as a venue for aligning on shared goals. And, yes — it’s a venue. The team needs to understand that this virtual meeting spot is your hangout, your space, your place, and your venue. This information tells them — we meet here; we belong […]

Has Remote Work Changed the Travel Landscape?

Widespread access to remote work has changed the travel industry, perhaps for good. While some workers return to the office this year, many others continue to work remotely indefinitely. This seismic shift has changed where people live and work and, increasingly, how they travel. In the first quarter of 2022, nearly 25% of job postings […]

Why requiring workers to spend more days in the office could backfire

Before the pandemic, many corporate leaders believed that allowing their employees to work from home would hurt productivity. But, in many cases, the pandemic proved otherwise. “Productivity [did not suffer] despite many companies going fully remote. Many thrived through that process and continue to hire at record pace,” said Ben Wigert, director of research and strategy for workplace […]

How Remote Work Will Improve Lives And Destroy Cities

Remember when tech workers were ruining San Francisco by their very presence? The crisis peaked between 2014-2017 when the booming tech industry was blamed for driving up the cost of real estate. Tech companies drove high demand for office space and also rental housing. Now they’re being blamed for ruining San Francisco — by their […]

Three Signs Your Culture Is Stuck In 2019

The first sign you are still “culturing” like it’s 2019 is that you haven’t added pingpong tables and beer fridges to your office. No, I’m just kidding. That never was a driving factor. And I doubt that during this “work-at-home experiment,” people were like, “man, I can’t wait to get back to the office and […]

Over 300 Virginia state employees quit after Gov. Youngkin changes telework policy

Some state workers in Virginia have opted to leave rather than return to the office. More than 300 employees from five state agencies have resigned since Gov. Glenn Youngkin changed the state’s telework policy in May. According to records obtained by WRIC ABC in Richmond, most of the current exodus came from the Virginia Department […]

If you’re thinking of taking Fridays off this summer, you’re not alone

Worried that summer Fridays will go the way of snow days? Don’t fret: They’re here to stay, and gaining in popularity. According to data from job search platform ZipRecruiter Inc., listings offering summer Fridays are up 56% from last year. Remote work has dissolved many boundaries, but Friday afternoons from Memorial Day to Labor Day […]