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Work-from-Anywhere Survey  Uncovers Some Surprising Pros and Cons

By ALULA posted in Working Remote, Leading Remote Teams, Managing Remotely

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Coauthored by: Karen Gorman and Jessica Miller

Kitchen tables, make-shift computer trays on car consoles, scribbling notes on the back of napkins… Working arrangements in 2020 looked a lot different due to the pandemic’s impact. We toughed it out one video call at a time, but all the while our mindset of what was “normal” was shifting and evolving, and so was the mindset of the global workforce. We truly are in a work-from-anywhere world now and like many of you, ALULA was curious about the impacts of that dramatic shift.

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National Women’s Health Month: Put on Your Oxygen Mask First

By ALULA

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As working women, we’ve all had those mornings where our stress levels are off the charts before we even start work. Whether it’s from a sleepless night worrying over the presentation you need to make the next afternoon, caring for a sick child, managing the household chores, or that early morning call from a client or customer with a problem that disrupts your planned schedule, it’s not a great way to start the day.

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Women in the Workplace: The Pandemic Causes Positive Changes

By ALULA posted in Women in the workplace

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ALULA interviewed four women leaders who provided their unique perspectives into the past, present, and future of women in the workplace and some positive outcomes the pandemic has provided.

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What Leaders Need to Continue to Do Well, as Companies Extend Working Remote

By ALULA posted in Leadership, Working Remote, Leading Remote Teams, Work from Home, Managing Remotely

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While we all see light at the end of this pandemic tunnel, one thing that will not end anytime soon is managing and engaging a remote work force.

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Closing the Gender Bias Gap - Celebrating Women's History Month

By ALULA posted in Leadership

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We’ve come a long way, ladies! We haven’t quite reached the end of our journey to close the gender gap or achieve broader inclusivity overall, but we have made—and are still making—progress.

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Leader Transitions: Create a Path, Connect, and Achieve Results Fast

By ALULA posted in Leadership, New Leader Transitions

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The phrase transition plans, change in control, new leaders at the top, assimilation, and onboarding have dominated the media since January, as changes in governments’, corporations’ and other organizations’ leadership occurred.

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2021 New Year’s Resolutions Teach a Powerful Lesson About Organizational Change

By ALULA posted in Change Management

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Despite our best intentions at the start of the January, it’s widely known that over 75% of resolutions fail by the second week of February.

Most articles on the topic endlessly rehash “how to really make it stick this time” or “why we should stop making resolutions in the first place.” But we’re overlooking a valuable lesson these failures teach us about how little we understand about humans and change in general.

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Sustaining High Performance in a Work-From-Anywhere World – How’s Your Company Doing?

By ALULA posted in Leadership, Operational Excellence, Change Management, Leading Remote Teams, Organizational Transformation, Change

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ALULA is conducting a survey of business leaders across many industries to analyze and understand the impact of the various changes in work environments on employee performance. And we are asking for your participation.

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Checklist for Virtual Conference Attendees and Participants

By ALULA posted in Leadership, Working Remote

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Virtual conferences, in some form, are here to stay. And they come with unique challenges and benefits. With that in mind, ALULA developed a checklist of how best to prepare for—and engage in—virtual conference activities. These will ensure you get the most out of the experience—and hopefully you avoid some common pitfalls that may occur with this new way of engaging in virtual events.

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Supportive Leaders Put People First AND Take Care of Themselves

By ALULA posted in Leadership, Working Remote, Leading Remote Teams, Work from Home, Managing Remotely, Workplace Health

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There is a time-tested military leadership best practice that is known by the mantra; “Officers eat last.” It is reflected in what Simon Sinek described as a “circle of safety” that exists in high performing organizations so that all members will feel safe and secure and able to focus on battling external challenges and “seizing big opportunities” as a team, rather than worrying about internal conflicts and threats. That safety net is established by supportive leaders; those who put their people first and who will make personal sacrifices for the good of their teams.

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