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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...

The Space Between Google, Slack, and Microsoft

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Guy Suter Oct 16, 2020 3:51:27 PM
The Space Between Google, Slack, and Microsoft

In so many ways our whole world exists in “The Space Between” right now  —  from a Presidential election, to a continuous global Pandemic, to kids learning virtually from our homes, to our jobs, and even our families. The condition is pervasive. The Tech world is no different, and it’s grappling with this reality at its usual frenetic pace.

My 5 new habits from a crash course in working from home with kids.

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Guy Suter Oct 2, 2020 3:32:08 PM
My 5 new habits from a crash course in working from home with kids.

For working parents with young kids at home, there isn’t enough time to do it all. It’s a uniquely different experience from many others during COVID-19. Our older parents are stuck in their houses and lonely. To stay sane, our single friends have to form social bubble groups with other adults that make us jealous. Our couple friends without young kids at home get to travel around and enjoy the fringe benefits of working from anywhere. We have small kids. For us, it’s impossible to do this well all of the time. OK, just accept it. As my wife Robin says, “We have good days, and bad days.” That’s OK.