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What is different about WFH amid Covid19?

Working from home (WFH) has become the new norm for many employees across the globe during the global pandemic. One of the main benefits often associated with WFH is increased productivity. People in pursuit of a better work-life balance are generally more productive when given the option to work from home. Personal choice and autonomy it seems do wonders for employee well-being and performance. However, due to the Covid19 outbreak people are now forced to WFH whether they like it or not. Interestingly, many managers have reported seeing various spikes in productivity among their remote teams during lockdown, crediting it…


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What is Clubhouse?

The new kid on the social media block is Clubhouse: an interactive social networking app which allows you to listen in on conversations centered around topics of interest and actualities. Clubhouse’s drop-in audio concept also makes it possible to participate in random discussions, which adds a layer of interactivity with diverse others. Though simple in design, Clubhouse definitely meets an unmet need in the already overcrowded social networking space.

It’s hard to compare clubhouse to other social media applications or platforms. The reason is that ‘the clubhouse experience’ feels like different things at the same time: a radio station, a…


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I want to talk to you today about the power of connection and why being socially connected is so important during this pandemic. I want to share with you some of my thoughts on how the global pandemic is creating more distance and less connection and why this is damaging to us as a society. …


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Enterprise productivity apps will play an increasingly important role in remote workforce management in the years to come. During the recent pandemic, working from home (WFH) has become a global phenomenon that has motivated both employers and employees to consider remote work as a new norm. Some companies like Twitter and Fujitsu have even announced that they will allow their employees to WFH indefinitely. And, according to a recent survey by Gallup, 50% of employees want to continue to WFH after shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted. …


Written by Ali Fenwick & Marvin Kunz

In today’s rapidly changing world, it seems that not one company can escape the need to innovate. Globalization, changing consumer trends, and new enabling technologies are disrupting business as we know it. What was once won by the biggest, the strongest, and the most powerful, is now being won by the most agile, the most responsive, the most flexible, and the most innovative. According to Boston Consulting Group’s Technology Guru, Patrick Forth, the majority of Fortune 500 companies in this decade will be different than the companies we have seen in the past…


7 unique challenges when facilitating WFH setups in Japan

Written by Ali Fenwick & Christian Wolfer

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Introduction

Images of hotel concierge robots, high-tech toilets, and frantic neon lights give the feeling that Japan is a hyper modern society. In many ways it is, but Japan is also known for its strong rooting in traditions. Japan is a country that balances itself between what is the past and what is the future and sometimes it finds itself being caught between these two perspectives, which can be challenging when having to adopt new ways. One specific area many Japanese currently have to adjust to is Working From Home (WFH). The Covid-19…


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In recent days, we have seen reports on TV and social media of people getting together in parks, beaches, and other (recreational) places despite clear guidelines given by public agencies to self-isolate to prevent the spread of Covid-19. It seems many people are ignoring these protocols, which is the reason why many governments around the world are now implementing stricter measures to prevent people going outside or conjugating in big groups. Measures such as curfews, further closure of business, and fines are currently being imposed. Government officials justify these stricter rules as a way to overcome the ‘selfishness’ certain citizens…


By Dr. Ali Fenwick

Professor, Advisor, Keynote Speaker, Author, HBR Contributor

A few weeks ago, I ordered an Uber to take me to London City Airport. On the way, we got stuck in some heavy traffic, and I happened to strike up an amazing conversation with my driver.

When the driver dropped me off, he said, “I am giving you five stars” — the highest ranking on Uber’s passenger review system. Although I don’t usually rank my Uber experiences, I reciprocated with five stars as I felt it had been a meaningful encounter, too.

But, it did get me thinking. How will I behave…


By Dr. Ali Fenwick

Professor, Advisor, Keynote Speaker, Author, HBR Contributor

In today’s fast-moving and highly competitive business environment, organizations are looking for new ways to implement and utilize resources strategically to increase organizational value and to achieve a firm-level competitive advantage. However, due to the changing nature of work, the role human resources play in the value creation process of organizations is changing. There is an increasing war for talent, especially for those who have the skillset and the mindset to succeed in today’s workplace. Strategic talent management is therefore a determining factor for organizational effectiveness and for ensuring…

Dr. Ali Fenwick

Ali Fenwick, Ph.D. is a professor, keynote speaker, strategic advisor, and author. Dr. Fenwick specializes in human behavior, the future of work and technology.

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