Manager Effectiveness: It's Time for a New Playbook

The pandemic fundamentally changed what it means to be a good manager. Here, we did into 3 shifts that have upended our thinking on what good managers should & shouldn't do.

Asynchronous Collaboration: How Distributed Teams Win

High-performing distributed teams have a common superpower: They do the majority of their work asynchronously. Here's how they do it - and why you should follow suit.

The Role of Workplace Analytics in Successful Hybrid Work

In this guest post, the team from Robin explores the crucial role of workplace analytics in successful hybrid work and discuss how the right data can help organizations do things like: Understand office activity and patterns; Right-size office spaces; Forecast resource needs; Refine their workplace strategies; and Remain adaptable.

Do Top Performers Work Longer Hours?

When we combine work data with performance reviews, 2 key trends emerge: (1) Working longer hours does not lead to better performance scores. (2) Working intensely does. Instead of measuring your time at work, consider measuring your work intensity: amount of work done / time spent working.

The Importance of Passive Listening

The shift to hybrid work has prompted forward-thinking organizations to reevaluate their traditional employee listening strategy. Active listening – typically done via semi-annual or quarterly employee surveys – continues to play an important role in understanding sentiment. But leaders are now augmenting those survey results with passive listening tools that allow them to understand the real-time behavioral drivers of employee attitudes. Here's a 3-step process for how that works in practice.

Are Anchor Days Sinking Your Productivity?

When a company implements onsite Anchor Days, we see meeting volume rise. Employees make more serendipitous connections, but have less uninterrupted time for individual work. Here's how to think through the impact that return-to-office is likely to have on your team's ability to get deep work done.

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.

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