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The future of work—new paradigms, locations, and possibilities Article

The future of work—new paradigms, locations, and possibilities

The workplace paradigm has been pretty stagnant for about 100 years: 9-to-5 Monday through Friday; come…

Work-from-home productivity tips for the long haul Article

Work-from-home productivity tips for the long haul

When the pandemic forced Kenny Trinh’s company to lay off employees, he found himself managing multiple…

We’re more connected than we realize; it’s time to rethink how we do business Article

We’re more connected than we realize; it’s time to rethink how we do business

If there is one thing COVID-19 has taught us, it’s how interconnected we are. When suddenly…

Stop for a CX moment—3 companies taking a human approach Article

Stop for a CX moment—3 companies taking a human approach

For some of us, sheltering-in-place may not have a clear end in sight. For all of…

Startup Central — Tips for leading with compassion with Bunch.ai and monday.com Article

Startup Central — Tips for leading with compassion with Bunch.ai and monday.com

How managers can lead with compassion during difficult times.

Reimagining the future of retail Article

Reimagining the future of retail

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have been creeping into retail for years, but COVID-19 has thrown…

The reality of uncertainty: Tim Crawford on how CIOs are thinking about the ‘next normal’ Article

The reality of uncertainty: Tim Crawford on how CIOs are thinking about the ‘next normal’

A few months in to what remains a very strange way of living, we know a…

The bright future of generalists in the workplace Article

The bright future of generalists in the workplace

How people think, in terms of how we use our brains, has changed a lot in…

What’s my job again? On returning from parental leave Article

What’s my job again? On returning from parental leave

The first time I left on parental leave, my company had just been acquired. As a…

How to connect with your silent customers Article

How to connect with your silent customers

Most customers don’t leave feedback. Some research shows that, in fact, 85 percent of customers won’t…

Zappos’ ‘Customer Service for Anything’ is a very human experience Article

Zappos’ ‘Customer Service for Anything’ is a very human experience

As an extrovert, I’ve been struggling with a lack of social interaction while working from home.…

Finding solace as we face uncertainty and ambiguous loss Article

Finding solace as we face uncertainty and ambiguous loss

In the first months of winter, we knew who we were. Most of us were barely…

How the International Rescue Committee welcomes asylum seekers and refugees to the U.S. Article

How the International Rescue Committee welcomes asylum seekers and refugees to the U.S.

Every day, approximately 37,000 people in countries ravaged by war or violence make the difficult decision…

Stop for a CX moment—actionable advice from industry leaders Article

Stop for a CX moment—actionable advice from industry leaders

As we gradually adjust to the nuances and complexities of this “new normal”, businesses are focusing…

How messaging apps help connect immigrant and diaspora communities Article

How messaging apps help connect immigrant and diaspora communities

Group chats have been an extension of my social circles for as long as I’ve had…

Inclusive leadership has never been more imperative Article

Inclusive leadership has never been more imperative

As our nation struggles with and rallies around a re-awakening of racial injustice that has been…

The future of customer care: built-in flexibility Article

The future of customer care: built-in flexibility

Customer contact centers have always been divided between remote work and in-office work, with arguments for…

Holding onto the rituals we’ve learned to love as we shelter in place Article

Holding onto the rituals we’ve learned to love as we shelter in place

For many of us, the past few months represent more concentrated time sequestered inside—either solo or…

Values with action: how Zendesk will continue to do better Article

Values with action: how Zendesk will continue to do better

Silence is complicity. Speech is not enough. We’re committed to being an ongoing catalyst for change. Here are the latest steps we’re taking.

Relational Mindfulness: 4 ways to relate as humans at work Article

Relational Mindfulness: 4 ways to relate as humans at work

A phone interview with Brigit Ritchie in the midst of a global crisis opens like this:…