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How the pandemic changed what it means to look ‘professional’ at work

April 12th, 2021 Posted by Employment, Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “How the pandemic changed what it means to look ‘professional’ at work”

“The pandemic has changed the definition of work attire and seems to imply different meanings when it comes to the pressures felt by men and women.”

Glenn Baruck, Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


It’s been over a year since many of us were instructed to grab our office essentials and move to work from our homes. A large part of working from home is the necessity of spending hours in virtual meetings, looking at each other in little boxes and being “on camera” frequently, which was foreign and often uncomfortable for many. This paradigm shift has brought some significant changes to the accepted definition of business casual and grooming standards. Insights say that norms are relaxing. That said, according to this article written by Kathleen Davis for FASTCOMAPANY, some data suggests that women are reacting differently from men to the new norms and feeling pressure to look professional despite the changes. This article and the latest episode of Davis and her colleague’s podcast go into depth on this interesting topic.    


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Michael Dell: ‘Yes, Remote Working Is Absolutely Here To Stay’

April 5th, 2021 Posted by Employment, Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Michael Dell: ‘Yes, Remote Working Is Absolutely Here To Stay’”

“Are remote workforces here to stay? According to Michael Dell, the answer is simple.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


In the US, vaccinations are increasing, cities and states are easing into more open scenarios, new (often more contagious) COVID-19 variants continue to emerge, and testing is improving. The good with the not-so-good continues to be the norm. In the meantime, when it comes to the workplace, is working remotely here to stay? That’s the million (billion or trillion?) dollar question for companies of every type and size. Thanks to this article by Mark Haranas from CRN.com, we get a peek into the future of work from IT visionary Michael Dell’s perspective.


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Completely wiped out from Zoom meetings? Here are 5 exercises for an instant energy boost

December 14th, 2020 Posted by Employment, Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Completely wiped out from Zoom meetings? Here are 5 exercises for an instant energy boost”

“Zoomed out? Need a physical break and an energy boost? Here are some excellent tips!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Most of us have been working from home since this past spring. For some, it’s the first time in our professional careers while others are old pros. Either way, it looks like we will be doing so for at least the next several months. That said, how do we survive this still relatively new dynamic, stay fresh at our home offices and find time to get our workouts in as we struggle to separate work time from personal time? Well, thanks to author Curtis Christopherson and this five-minute read from FASTCOMPANY.COM, we have some excellent ideas on how to do it!  


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Considerations for crafting a return-to-work plan during the pandemic

October 12th, 2020 Posted by Employment, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Considerations for crafting a return-to-work plan during the pandemic”

“A return-to-work will look different for every organization. However, this article provides an excellent overview for all to help in the planning process.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


As the COVID-19 pandemic endures, companies and organizations of all types are looking at their current and potential future-state work environments. For many, this process will include a detailed plan for employee return-to-work. The process is complicated, and a detailed program will be unique for every organization. That said, I found this recent piece written by Brian Lynch for Securityinfowatch.com, to be an excellent place to begin the process for any organization. It is not an attempt at a fully detailed plan, but a well thought out overview of vital tenants that all organizations should contemplate when designing a plan to fit their needs.

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5 Time Management Strategies For Less Stressful Mornings

February 26th, 2020 Posted by Employment, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “5 Time Management Strategies For Less Stressful Mornings”

“Rush, rush, rush. Mornings can be stressful and throw a wrench into the rest of your day. Check out these time management tips; they may help your day go a lot smoother.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


You know what it’s like. You hit snooze too many times; the dog would not go out for a walk, suddenly you are in a desperate rush to get out of the house on time. Moreover, this is before you face the challenge of your morning commute and opening your email!

Even if you are usually right on schedule, mornings that get off on the wrong foot can turn days into marathons. Well, there is hope and if you have three minutes to spare, this article by Elizabeth Grace Saunders for FastCompany may help you get off to a good start more often than not.

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How Humble Leadership Really Works

March 12th, 2019 Posted by Employment 0 thoughts on “How Humble Leadership Really Works”

“The quest continues for business owners and managers as they search for the answer to the question of how to bring out the best in their employees/team members. This article may lead you to the Promised Land.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


One of the paramount questions for business owners, C-Level Executives, and anyone in a management/leadership role remains:  “As leaders, how do we bring out the best in our employees/team members? “

Over time, various philosophies have emerged, some effective and others, not so much. Of the many, the concept of “Humble Leadership” outlined in this short article by Dan Cable for Harvard Business Review, caught our eye. Cable’s broad overview of his principle and interesting case study provide an excellent introduction into a new way of thinking in the pursuit to bring out the best people continues.

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