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How to Re-Energize Ourselves After a Year of the Pandemic
For many, this year has been energy draining. Between endless virtual meetings and being locked down at home, many people have suffered from overwork, anxiety and pandemic fatigue. Once source of energy that has been taken from us is our fac .. 104 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
Using Both Head and Heart to Leapfrog Back to Normal
Just as the pandemic has been one of the greatest disruptions of our time, recovering from it presents a huge challenge for companies everywhere. To emerge strong, we need to re-engage people both mentally and emotionally – what they need to do .. 141 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
Who will help lift us out of this crisis, the Academic or the Entrepreneur?
How do businesses need to act as they emerge from the crisis? It’s likely a blend of caution and risk-taking, guided by a deep understanding of sentiment - how people feel and behave. Both of the academic and entrepreneur styles of working hav .. 129 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
Competing in 2021: Balancing Agility with the Need for Steady Output
If there is one positive from this pandemic, it is that out of necessity, we have simplified the way we work and the way we make decisions. Fast, unpredictable market changes have forced us to act with agility and have made it impossible to involve .. 225 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
Two Changes to Expect When the Pandemic Ends
As the pandemic eases, not much is certain but two trends are likely: 1) some form of ‘work from home’ will remain in place, and 2) business travel and face-to-face meetings will skyrocket, as people seek relief from cabin fever. As we gyrate .. 212 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
What to Expect When the Pandemic Ends
As the pandemic eases, it seems some form of ‘work from home’ will remain in place and business travel and face-to-face meetings will skyrocket, as people recover from cabin fever. As we gyrate through recovery mode in early 2021, two outcomes f .. 78 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
What Will the Hope of Vaccines Bring?
The end of the pandemic might bring more uncertainty than we expect. We should be ready with open arms for anything. A vaccine for COVID could not have come sooner, and with it a ray of hope that life will return back to normal – a new normal wh .. 109 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
To Win, Organizations Need to Allow People to Feel Free
2020 has taught us that personal freedom is vital to our happiness. If companies consider this, they can create productive, healthy work cultures that inspire & retain the best people. This pandemic has confirmed one human desire: Personal freedom .. 129 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
The Need for Us to Regain Control Over Our Lives
In the link below, is an excellent article on the importance of control in power in our lives. https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20201209-how-to-restore-your-sense-of-control-when-you-feel-powerless This article might help explain how we ha .. 156 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
All that Glitters is Not Gold – But Some is
For one Thai retailer, this pandemic has been a blessing in disguise. When studying their consumers’ shopping habits one day last July, someone noticed the sharp influx of a new wave of consumers, who might never have shopped in their stores, had .. 1606 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
From Agility to Reality
Below are seven tried and true principles for re-organizing to create greater “agility” By now, most businesses recognize the importance of organization “agility” to enhance change, speed and customer focus. In fact, according to a recent M .. 344 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
The Urgent Need to Lead
Here in Thailand, we need to “lead” to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and resuscitate the economy. The difference between management and leadership is that managers manage complexity and leaders lead change. Thus far in Thailand, we have d .. 334 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
Can We Retain Speed of Decision-Making Gained During the Crisis?
By now, most companies here in Bangkok have brought their workforces back to the office. Some have kept some form of remote work; others have asked everyone to return. In the near term, regardless of where and how people are working, the question .. 197 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
The Vexing Problem of Transitioning from Crisis Management to Recovery Mode
Managing the pandemic crisis and planning for recovery are two discrete challenges with seemingly conflicting priorities. They both need to be addressed effectively. In a scary way, managing an uncertain recovery is tougher than managing in crisi .. 187 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
Pandemic Proves Management Layers are Unnecessary
What this pandemic has taught us is that empowered teams can perform effectively without the burden of so many management layers interrupting and directing what they do. During this pandemic, top management has been forced to empower managers and .. 206 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 

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