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Being vs. Doing - Remote Work Values

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Steve Pao Feb 15, 2021 3:55:00 PM
Being vs. Doing - Remote Work Values

“We are human beings, not human doings”
The Dalai Lama

We’re now one year into the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden shift to work-from-home (WFH) across-the-board. In the last year, as managers, we’ve all gotten lots of policy advice of what to “do” with very little advice on how to “be.”

Managing back-to-back meetings

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Steve Pao Jan 30, 2021 4:40:01 PM
Managing back-to-back meetings

 

So far, remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about more meetings — about 13% more.   Our experience has also shown that those meetings have been more draining, and most of us are familiar with the specific challenges of virtual meetings (nicknamed "Zoom fatigue").   While the number and format of meetings has gotten a lot of attention, the interaction across meetings has often been overlooked.

Our first Silent Meeting…

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Steve Pao Oct 23, 2020 8:43:34 PM
Our first Silent Meeting…

"Most of my meetings are now Google doc-based, starting with 10-minutes of reading and commenting directly in the doc. This practice makes time for everyone to get...