Practicing deep work

“What are the reasons why it’s difficult to maintain attention during virtual meetings?” This is a poll question I always ask when running virtual workshops with our clients. The answers range from the usual to the funny, such as “noise from kids playing outside,” “browsing FB/IG while on zoom meetings,” “Shopee/Lazada delivery,” “dogs barking,” and … Read morePracticing deep work

Virtual communication is redefining organizational culture

With the threat of the delta variant lurking, strict lockdowns have been reimposed in several countries, such as in Australia, in China, and in the Philippines. This caused companies to implementfull work-from-home (WFH) policyanew while others just extended their existing ones. Even beyond the pandemic, many companies have already decided on their hybrid policy, i.e., … Read moreVirtual communication is redefining organizational culture

Work competencies to master the future

The future of work will never be the same as pre-coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) conditions. Current indicators and several studies already point to the “hybrid” model of work in the future, i.e., employees working remotely between 25 percent and 75 percent of the time, as highlighted by a recent Accenture Future of Work Study 2021. We will … Read moreWork competencies to master the future

Strategic planning during COVID-19

The season of strategic planning has started. The CEO along with his/her executives will again put on their planning hats to chart the future of their organizations. The difference nowadays, just like last year, is that this critical activity will be done with limited physical interactions, if not, virtually. While companies last year planned for … Read moreStrategic planning during COVID-19

Reskilling and upskilling in a post-Covid workplace

“Skills of the future,” “Digital-ready leadership skills,” “Upskilling and reskilling in the digital era” – these are just some titles of the articles I wrote before the pandemic. My treatise was that with the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the amalgamation of its various digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), employees, workers, … Read moreReskilling and upskilling in a post-Covid workplace

The future of work

As vaccination efforts globally continue to accelerate, organizations are starting to rethink about the future of work post-coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Business executives have varying permutations on how work should look like in the future. For example, Twitter chief Jack Dorsey announced last year that the social network firm will let many staff work from … Read moreThe future of work

Family businesses and technology disruptors

The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has affected all businesses and industries, albeit in differing ways. The family business category, however, has been left out of the public discussion, says José Liberti, a clinical professor of finance at Kellogg. “This is in part because detailed data on family businesses can be tough to come by”, Kelogg … Read moreFamily businesses and technology disruptors