5 Metrics that Matter More than Badge Swipes:  How to Get Return-to-Office Right

Attendance alone doesn't tell you much about the effectiveness of your return-to-office policy. If you want to get RTO right, here are 5 metrics that matter more than badge swipes.

How to Make Hybrid Work a Success

The pandemic fundamentally changed how employees interact with each other and their leadership teams. If Hybrid Work is becoming your company's new normal, here are the 6 metrics that you should be measuring to make sure it's a success.

6 Work Metrics that Matter During an Economic Downturn

Amid persistently high inflation, volatile market conditions, and uncertainty on consumer demand and sentiment, companies are increasingly starting to freeze hiring. Teams are quickly realizing that they need to find ways to work more efficiently with limited resources. How do organizations work to adapt to these new challenges? Here are some metrics we’re seeing companies use to gain visibility into how their teams are working and to help optimize how they work and collaborate to get more done in an increasingly constrained environment.

Redesigning Your Spaces to Enable a Smooth Return to Office

January’s headlines have been filled with companies compelling their workers to return to the office. For example, News Corp’s CEO Robert Thomson remarked: “Attendance is an absolute imperative... The spontaneity and serendipity of a dynamic office environment are crucial in creating and in iterating, so in-office attendance is vital to our future success.”But while executives are eager to have everyone together again, many employees are reluctant to forgo the flexibility of remote work...

Don't be Dense: Why Your Employees Don't Want to Return to the Office

Onsite Density is one of the biggest predictors of return-to-office resistance. As a result of low onsite density, ICs on distributed teams tend to be some of the most vocal opponents of RTO mandates. Here's how to think about bringing them back onsite.

Top 5 Leading Indicators of Burnout in Remote/Hybrid Employees

Attrition is not the sole risk factor for stressed and burned-out employees; they also tend to demotivate and demoralize others in their wake. Taking a proactive approach is key to preventing burnout before it’s too late. We combined survey data with data on collaboration and work patterns to identify the leading indicators for burnout and take swift action to mitigate that risk. Below are 5 key metrics that correlate to burnout and are the ones we commonly see companies use to detect burnout drivers before it’s too late.

Manager 1:1s Are Key to Remote or Hybrid Success

Being remote or hybrid can be isolating. It’s easy to feel out of the loop and out of touch with the rest of the organization, which increases employee stress and leads to higher burnout. We are seeing one key metric that seems to be highly correlated to greater employee satisfaction: Manager 1:1s. 

12 Metrics for More Effective Meetings

Effective meeting culture can help companies invigorate and motivate their teams. However, all too often we are stuck in a slew of seemingly never-ending meetings that include too many people and don’t accomplish as much as we would like. So how do we understand whether our meetings helping our organization connect? Or whether they are instead causing stress and leading to burnout? Here are 12 key metrics...

5 Step Calendar Audit for Managers

With a focus on increasing productivity, many executives are laser-focused on doing more faster. But data shows that time spent in meetings has been steadily increasing as we've exited the pandemic. If you're a manager, here's how you can give your team time back in their day.

Transform 2023 Recap

No offense to Nelly, but the theme song of this year’s Transform conference has to be Hamilton’s “In the Room Where it Happens.” After we spent a decade talking about how to get HR a seat at the proverbial table, the discussion at this year’s event made it clear: We’ve made it. But now that we’re in the room, HR Leaders are grappling with the role that they play – especially now that strategic conversations have shifted from scaling up to scaling back. Here’s a CliffsNotes version of what got discussed.

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