It’s no secret that technology has slowly invaded today’s work world. Technology has completely transformed the way we transfer information and create relationships with people that we work with. In light of everything going on in our world today, technology has become even more involved in the workforce as millions of people transition to working remotely. While technology has several benefits for organizations (we discussed a few in a recent blog post, which you can read about here), the constant access to work through technology also comes with some downfalls. Workplace Telepressure is a concept that has recently emerged and is important to be aware of because of potential negative consequences. Here are 3 things you need to know about Workplace Telepressure:Read More
With everyone’s world being significantly flipped upside down over the past few weeks, many of us will be transitioning to working remotely. This change has come unexpectedly and been implemented immediately. How we decide to approach this change can affect your own well-being as well as your coworkers and family members, so it’s important to start off on the right foot! Below are 5 tips to successfully work from home:Read More
Are emails, virtual meetings, telecommuting, and online training helping or hurting your workforce? Do employees prefer these technological alternatives to face-to-face communication?Read More
At Apex we decided to look at how one’s Best Day at work changes over time. Everyone’s needs are slightly different, but we were interested in how age and life-cycle accounted for the differences. So we have decided to share two stories: one from a 24 year old, freshly graduated intern and one from a 46 year old grizzled vet. Please take a look and let us know your thoughts on the topic.
Why do you spend so much time reading resumes and so little time investing in your people? Be honest, almost all of you know that is true. When I work with Leaders/Managers, I always ask “raise your hand if you spend more than 50% of your time ‘managing’ and ‘developing’ verses doing your own job. Maybe 1 in 50 raise their hands. When I ask “how much time do you spend,” the answers average out to less than 20% of the time.Read More
After almost 20 years of consulting, being a 46 year old husband and father of a 3-year old and a 6-month old, I have become convinced that Work-Life Balance is a myth. At this stage of my life and career, I realize there is never a balance; one is always suffering while the other is thriving. From my experience, the key is to make sure that neither gets too out of whack in relation to the other. This is especially true for The Sandwich Generation.Read More