How to avoid multitasking when you work from home

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To begin the process of filtering out distractions, simplify your work space and turn to old-fashioned pen and paper. At this point, we all know that multitasking is bad for productivity . And certainly the pandemic has upended our work lives. For many people, this spring meant suddenly going from a routine involving going to the office to working, daily, from our homes. Worse yet, we might be sharing that work environment with spouses, partners, children, and roommates. It’s also apparent many people may have never actually taken the time to structure their work from home environment mindfully. Read Full Story

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5 things you can do to prepare for the new future of work

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The CEO of Jobcase shares insights from the company’s online community and steps people can take to navigate and adapt to this evolving environment. The future of work is no longer a thing of the future. COVID-19 has accelerated—and in many ways redefined—what our present and future of work looks like. Spurred by the pandemic, up to half of Americans are now working from home , a trend that experts predict will continue. Read Full Story

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Why mentally healthy employees win over burnout

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Employee mental health should remain a critical priority for leaders, as working from home becomes increasingly more commonplace. We’re months into the biggest remote work experiment of our lifetimes, and for many, it’s going well. A future where we work from home at least part of the workweek, even beyond the pandemic, is now favored by 82% of company leaders. Read Full Story

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Need a cheap desk to work from home? Try this one made of cardboard

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It’s $85, and it’s called the StayTheF***Home Desk for a reason. Now that so many Americans are working from home in response to COVID-19, our living space has become our workspace. That wouldn’t be so tricky if we weren’t also sharing the apartment with toddlers, pets, and spouses . It’s a good time to work out a temporary plan that’s better than the couch, but where do we go to get a cheap desk when even Ikea is closed ? Read Full Story

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4 questions every leader needs to be prepared to answer in 2021

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After a year of unprecedented change, the answers job seekers want are much more high stakes. This year has been one of uncertainty and has brought unprecedented change to our work and home lives—or what many of us now call our work-from-home lives. For the organization I work for, InHerSight, which boasts the largest database of women-rated companies, this turbulent year has presented a unique opportunity. Although we’ve always regularly collected proprietary data, we’ve never been able to poll women employees and job seekers in such a rapidly evolving environment, all with the knowledge that how we all work has likely changed forever. Read Full Story

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How to stay sane while working from home with kids

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Many working parents will have several more months without childcare. On this episode of ‘Secrets of the Most Productive People’ we figure out how to keep our sanity. When shelter-in-place orders went into effect in most of the country in March, parents across industries had to scramble to find childcare. For those of us lucky enough to not only keep our jobs but have jobs that can be done from home, this has meant trying to do the impossible: Work and take care of children full-time. Read Full Story

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Make your home more bearable with these 5 tips from interior design maven Kelly Wearstler

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We’re going to be homebound for months; better make your space as cozy as possible. This spring, the concept of home is going to take on a new meaning. Experts say we’re likely to be confined to our homes for at least a few months in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus. For many of us, this reality is just beginning to sink in. We’re not going out to restaurants and bars, so our eating and drinking will be happening in the kitchen and living room. Many of us aren’t going to work, so our desks and dining tables have become our offices. Read Full Story

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Marketing in Times of Uncertainty - Whiteboard Friday

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Posted by randfish Our work as marketers has transformed drastically in the space of a month. Today, we're grateful to welcome our good friend Rand to talk about a topic that's been on the forefront of our minds lately: how to do our jobs empathetically and effectively through one of the most difficult trials in modern memory. We hope you've got a cozy seat in your home office, a hot mug of coffee from your own kitchen Keurig, and your cat in your lap as you join us for this week's episode of Whiteboard Friday. Video Transcription Howdy, folks. I'm Rand Fishkin, founder of Moz and co-founder of Sparktoro. And I'm here today with a very special edition of Whiteboard Friday. I think that now is the right time to talk about marketing in uncertain epochs like the one we're living through. We obviously have a global crisis. It's very …

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Canceling the MarTech Conference scheduled for next month and sharing our updated plans ahead

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Hey, I hope you’re doing okay. A crazy and surreal time we’re in. The photo above is my new “office” in the basement of my house. Yeah, I’ve got a green screen set up. I’d like to claim it’s to support seamless virtual backgrounds in the continuous stream of video meetings that now occupy my day. But truthfully, it’s mostly just to hide the massive piles of clutter that our basement gravitationally accumulates. My wife bumped me out of our home office that’s above ground, with a nicer view and fewer heaps of random stuff, to make it her new work-from-home command center. My daughter, whose school is closed for at least a couple more weeks, has taken over the rest of the house. It’s not a big house. So the basement has become my refuge. I’m not complaining though. I’m thankful that we’ve been able to adapt to working …

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The work-from-home sex nooner has gone mainstream

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No, your coworker is not “taking a walk.” Pro-tip: When your happily partnered, kid-free coworker disappears online for “an afternoon walk” or “long lunch break,” she’s not doing either. With so many more people currently working from home , the work-from-home midday sex break is poised to go mainstream. Read Full Story

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