NoDesk: Issue #176

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By Daniel (@nodeskco).


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Makers vs Managers: The Battle Over Remote Work

Fadeke Adegbuyi | Ambition & Balance - by Doist

The shift to remote work following the pandemic is an unprecedented opportunity for managers to take stock of the ways that offices have often impeded work rather than facilitated it. Instead of reasserting the dynamics of the office that center managers’ needs, today’s leaders have a chance to listen to their colleagues, and reimagine a way of working that frees up everyone to focus on work that matters. By making these shifts in the short-term, companies will be ahead of the curve in building the workplaces of tomorrow.

Remote Work is Now a Status Symbol. Here's How To Make a Workplace That Works for Everyone.

Adam Galinsky | TIME

Now that offices are reopening, remote work is becoming a status symbol again—but this time for the employees with the greatest bargaining power. As a perk being offered only to the few, remote work has the potential to accelerate inequality in workplaces, cultivating resentment from those forced into the office while their colleagues get the luxury of working from afar.

Hybrid work: How 'proximity bias' can lead to favouritism

Mark Johanson | BBC

Research shows that we look more favourably on those whom we see more often. What does that mean for managers in newly hybrid setups?

Remote work made life easier for many people with disabilities. They want the option to stay

Neelam Bohra, AJ Willingham | CNN

In the United States, 26% of adults have some kind of disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For many, remote work has been more accessible as offices often lack situation-specific accommodations.

These can include wheelchair ramps and certain types of accommodating furniture, safety from allergens, and easy access to medications and bathrooms.

Capturing the disappearing sounds of the workplace

Graeme Ogston | BBC

The sound of workplace hustle and bustle is something that’s been missing from many of our lives over the past 16 months.

And with the way we work changing all the time, some of these sounds could soon become a distant memory.

The 'Great Resignation' Is Really the 'Great Discontent'

Vipula Gandhi, Jennifer Robison | Gallup

People are calling it the “Great Resignation,” and as the Gallup data show, it’s not an industry, role or pay issue. It’s a workplace issue – because the highest quit rate is among not engaged and actively disengaged workers.

Actual impostors don't get impostor syndrome

Justin Pot | Zapier

Wondering whether you’re a fraud? That probably means you’re not.

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