By recognizing the increased risk of misunderstandings, missed communication, and the challenges of this new way of working, you can work towards bridging the gaps

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By Melody Wilding, LMSW

You pace the floor, chewing your fingernails and asking your cat for the fourth time, “why hasn’t my manager called me back?”

Your cat looks at you in disgust. Frankly, he’s sick of this particular game.

But you can’t help worrying. Was that report you sent a disaster, just as you suspect? That funny comment in your last email…maybe your manager took it the wrong way. Are they about to fire you?

If this sounds familiar, then you’re not alone.

Thanks to the sudden rise in work from home arrangements, imposter syndrome — the persistent belief…

Successful people know that asking basic questions is critical to excelling in your role and getting the proper support from those around you

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By Avery Blank

Most people have experienced a time when they wanted to ask a question but hesitated out of concern for looking stupid. They want to understand a concept but fear that the other person will question why they don’t already know the information. Your concern for looking incompetent may be misplaced. Here are three ways asking a basic question will enhance your professional reputation:

1. You will understand the work better, so you can be better at your job.

It is great to feel competent and confident about the work you are doing. The more information you know, the better you can be at your job. One easy and straightforward way to increase…

By questioning everything, you can reset, renew and refresh

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By Tracy Brower

The past 12–16 months have brought about some of the greatest disruption in our lifetimes, and this creates the perfect conditions for change, reinvention and new beginnings. These are circumstances which can inspire us to think in new ways and challenge individual and community belief systems so we can harness unexpected opportunities and improve.

Ancient Greek wisdom from Euripides is right: You should question everything. In modern times, we’ve updated this advice to “assume nothing and question everything.” Questioning your previous assumptions may be uncomfortable at first, but the process reaps significant benefits — for your career…

As we emerge from the Covid pandemic, more and more people are predicting a hybrid workforce blending remote and on-site working will emerge. Is this prospect all it’s cracked up to be?

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By Adi Gaskell

As discussions around the nature of work as we emerge from Covid lockdown measures, the consensus seems to be coalescing around a hybrid form of work that will see a greater mixture of home and office-based working. Indeed, research from Stanford suggests that around 70% of organizations are planning for hybrid working in some shape or form.

If hybrid working is to become the norm, the question then moves on to just what form this might take. For instance, how much control will managers give employees over when and where they work? …

From newly registered nurses to medical students, a strong pipeline of Black healthcare workers is needed more than ever

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By Richard Fowler

Wearing an N-95 mask, a full-body yellow gown, and latex gloves, Rebecca Hamilton, a newly registered nurse, was ready for her fourth shift on the medical surgery floor at a local South Florida hospital. Full of nerves and grateful for the opportunities afforded to her, Rebecca’s career as a Black registered nurse is beginning at a time when the United States is encountering the dueling pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice.

Like so many others entering professions in healthcare, Rebecca is treating patients during a pandemic which has disproportionately claimed the lives of Black, Brown and vulnerable…

Many people work too much because they feel like they have to. Use the strategies here to test if that’s really true, and reclaim a better work-life balance.

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By Maura Thomas

Most of us carry smartphones in our pockets. Prior to the pandemic, this made it easy to check work email from the sidelines of a child’s soccer game, or fire off a quick message to a direct report while lying in bed. But why did we want to?!

The answer, I believe, is that we didn’t want to. But we did it anyway.

During the pandemic, we further blurred boundaries between our work and personal lives. According to a recent study, 7 in 10 professionals who transitioned to remote work as a result of the pandemic work…

Dusting off your resume in 2021? This is what you need to know to make your resume competitive in today’s job market.

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By Ashley Stahl

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’ve been on the job search for a while. You’ve been coming across a lot of listings that you are interested in. You know that you have qualifications and the right profile for these jobs, but you’re just not getting any follow-through or calls back.

The problem here could very well be in your resume. You may be exactly right that you’re a good fit for the potential jobs to which you are applying, but you may not be nailing your resume.

You may think creating an effective resume is as…

Older workers are being pushed into retirement, while many (especially Black and female) face labor market discrimination and challenges

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By Richard McGahey

The Covid-19 pandemic made many pre-existing economic inequalities worse, including the precarious situation of Black and non-white workers and the pressures on women to juggle work and care responsibilities. The pandemic also magnified economic pressures on vulnerable older workers, and our post-pandemic economic and equity policies must include them.

Why do older workers matter to the economy? First, they make up a startling high share of the U.S. labor force, and are essential to a full economic recovery. About one out of four workers are aged 54 are over and by 2029 their share will grow.

The…

Will we be able to move towards a transport-as-a-service model, or will we still be buying vehicles decades from now?

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By Enrique Dans

The big question about the evolution of car transportation is whether in the future, we will continue to buy and own vehicles, or simply hire them as and when we need them?

The answer pits the ideas of some traditional automakers, such as GM and others, against companies such as Waymo, Didi or AutoX. As the autonomous driving sector takes shape, we see Tesla and its increasingly sophisticated driving aids, which Elon Musk has claimed will soon allow him to operate a fleet of robotaxis and justify his company’s valuation, and on the other hand, companies like…

Don’t quit your job unless you have something else already lined up. It’s too risky.

By Jack Kelly

You’ve probably heard the mantra “the great resignation is coming,” first coined by Texas A&M University professor Anthony Klotz and repeated all over social media. Klotz contends, “When there’s uncertainty, people tend to stay put, so there are pent-up resignations that didn’t happen over the past year.” This should lead to a mass exodus of workers leaving their companies for greener pastures, offering better opportunities.

The theory behind Klotz’s prediction is that people have been sheltering in their jobs for over a year. …

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