We’ve learned many things about working life over the past 12 months. Chief among them are the crucial role empathy, compassion and trust play in a healthy workplace. According to Christina Del Villar, a Silicon Valley-based marketing consultant who has 25 years of experience with Fortune 100 companies and start-ups, trust and influence are particularly critical at every level … [Read more...] about How to build trust and influence people at work
Networking is often described as one of the most important parts of career progression, but what’s the best way to navigate it? Rebecca Leder, senior manager for customer success at Salesforce, recently wrote a book on the topic. Leder has spent her 12-plus years in marketing so far honing a five-step plan she calls the ‘knock’ method. Here, she shares some of its key points … [Read more...] about How to open doors in your career through networking
Working life has been hard enough over the past 12 months, and the last thing you need is a leader who makes it worse. A toxic boss can negatively impact the quality of your immediate work and wellbeing, but can also have long-term effects on your career. Barbara Kellerman, a lecturer in public leadership at Harvard University and the author of Bad Leadership, has said that … [Read more...] about The warning signs of a toxic boss (and what to do if you have one)
The past 12 months have tested our digital literacy like never before and as we edge closer to a hybrid world of work, collaboration tools could provide the connective tissue for successful teams. Matthew Feeley, vice-president of collaboration product portfolio at Chicago-based IT consulting firm Netrix, spoke to us about what kind of shape collaborative tech could take in … [Read more...] about Collaboration tools: The cornerstone of healthy hybrid working?
As we hit the one-year anniversary for when many businesses switched to remote working as the Covid-19 pandemic first took hold, a new study shows that CEOs around the world are still nervous about the future of work. According to a new KPMG study, which surveyed 500 global CEOs, only 17pc are looking to downsize their office space as a result of the pandemic. This is down from … [Read more...] about Only 30pc of CEOs considering hybrid working, says KMPG study