The Top 10 Posts of 2017

As we enter a new year, it's always interesting to reflect on what we accomplished and what mattered most to us in the prior year so we can change course as needed in the year to come. Here at the Workforce Institute @Kronos, we saw some significant changes in 2017.   We launched The Workforce Institute in Europe,  … Continue reading The Top 10 Posts of 2017

Oh, Outlook, You Dark Mistress

  • My children want you to know that I broke my Outlook fast during our vacation together in Australia and New Zealand. I checked work email after two weeks of my (supposed to be three week) work email fast. I was completely relaxed without email, however a 3-hour ferry ride between the southern and northern islands of New Zealand with WIFI afforded me an irresistible opportunity to check in on the work front. And you know what? My crack team had everything under control. Problems had arisen - and they handled them like the pros they are. Checking in made me more relaxed. Returning to work on Monday was easier because I knew what my priorities were without plowing through 2000 emails in one fell swoop. I'll be talking about the pros and cons of unplugging in an upcoming podcast with William Tincup and Sharlyn Lauby, and also on DriveThru HR radio on September 25th. Let me know - where do you come down on the topic of staying connected to work when you're on vacation?

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  • Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?

      As I mentioned recently, I'm starting a 3-week vacation on Friday.  One of the men who works for me told me last week that although he views me as highly organized under normal circumstances, he believes I've taken organization to a whole new level as I prepare to be gone.  And it's true.  I … Continue reading Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?