Joanne

24 June 2020
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The following thread is taken from a series of messages on Twitter, written from the perspective of a white man in management. In it he lists a number of ways he realized that Black people are unnecessarily policed and scrutinized at work. It’s the exact reason I’ll probably never work for anyone again.   These…

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30 April 2020
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It used to be that managers/companies didn’t mandate remote work due to fear of employees slacking off. However, research has shown that working remotely makes it even harder to switch off. Those who work virtually often work the longest hours of all—at a more intense work pace, and in some cases, under more significant stress. With the…

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27 April 2020
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If you’ve been recently laid off due to COVID-19, or you’re in the midst of a job hunt, no doubt you’ve been feeling a lot of uncertainty around work, lately. The good news is that many companies are hiring for remote and in-house positions during this time—and they need to fill essential roles more than…

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21 April 2020
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About two weeks ago, I was one of the speakers for a virtual session on productivity. As the session wrapped, each of us was asked if we had any parting words or advice on how to cope during the upcoming weeks of quarantine. “Give yourself a little grace,” advised my co-panelist Tedi Bezna. “Yes,” I…

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04 April 2020
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In stressful times, some people use staying productive as a means of coping. Others find it difficult to stay on-track when times get tough. I know that I’ve been up and down with my own productivity, but at the end of the day, I’ve been keeping busy to help keep myself sane. With Ontario schools…

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31 March 2020
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As I write this, I’m at the tail-end of a long and difficult day—one of many gone, one of many more to come—quarantined with a little girl with Special Needs. This pandemic continues and orders to remain indoors become ever more important. As new cases arise and as death tolls mount, I find solace in…

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23 March 2020
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It’s week two of your new work reality, and by now you’ve totally realized that the dining room table isn’t going to cut it as your permanent place of productivity. break Because whether it’s noise from the TV, the pitter-patter of tiny feet (be they human or animal) or the plaintive refrain of “I’m bored/tired/hungry”,…

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