The Leader's Role in Fostering New Social Norms as Workplaces Reopen

The Leader's Role in Fostering New Social Norms as Workplaces Reopen

Alex Andel and Karen Ellzey
By now, almost all organizations around the world are somewhere on their re-opening journey, whether starting to plan, bringing employees back to the workplace, or assessing “what’s next” for the future of their work environments. Companies and organizations are appropriately focused on a range of activities such as resetting the physical work environment to achieve social distancing, installing signage, adjusting building systems, securing sustainable quantities of supplies, and adapting service levels in areas such as cleaning and food service.
Meeting Employees Where They Are: Compassionate Leadership in the Age of Social Distancing

Meeting Employees Where They Are: Compassionate Leadership in the Age of Social Distancing

Ashley Lippitt,
Host Labs Lead

It will likely come as no surprise that our evolving workspaces, enabled by technology, outfitted with the most coveted amenities and served by hospitality experts, are designed to make employees feel valued, signaling to them that the work they do is important and impactful. But what about when the workspace provided by an employer is removed (even temporarily) and placemaking becomes a virtual endeavor?
Entering the Tween Years of Smart Workspace

Entering the Tween Years of Smart Workspace

Drew DePriest,
Digital Solutions & Strategy Lead

January of every year seems to bring out the crystal ball gazers of every tech industry. A new year – and some would argue (incorrectly, but maybe that’s just me and Seinfeld) a new decade – gives rise to reflection as the last year closes and the annual cycle begins anew.
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Patrick Goes to Work

Patrick Goes to Work

Patrick Cheeseman,
Global Hospitality Lead

When I’m focused on exciting new projects and things are going well, it’s always a surprise when they go awry unexpectedly. However, surprise doesn’t adequately cover our collective reaction to the rise of a global pandemic.

The Double Shift Juggling Parenting and Working During the Coronavirus

Lauren Schwalb
Director, Deployment and Operations

Working parents are facing a particularly challenging time, as the boundaries between work and home have completely broken down, resulting in the need for parents to juggle between parent mode to work mode and back again each day. The “double shift” is now the “double double shift.” Between putting three meals on the table, homeschooling, hosting Zoom meetings and conference calls, doing laundry, cleaning the house and trying to be present as both an employee and a parent, working parents are struggling and facing burnout.
The Leader's Role in Fostering New Social Norms as Workplaces Reopen

The Leader's Role in Fostering New Social Norms as Workplaces Reopen

Alex Andel and Karen Ellzey
By now, almost all organizations around the world are somewhere on their re-opening journey, whether starting to plan, bringing employees back to the workplace, or assessing “what’s next” for the future of their work environments. Companies and organizations are appropriately focused on a range of activities such as resetting the physical work environment to achieve social distancing, installing signage, adjusting building systems, securing sustainable quantities of supplies, and adapting service levels in areas such as cleaning and food service.
Bringing a New Member onto Your Remote Team

Bringing a New Member onto Your Remote Team

Tyson Jacques,
Director, Global Hospitality Operations

New employees join organizations every day, including during this unprecedented time where many are working remotely during the COVID outbreak. While it's a best practice to spend face-to-face time when onboarding, right now that's just not an option most of the time. Employee onboarding lays the foundation for the success of new hires at your company and provides a baseline to make connections going forward.
Leading Virtual Teams

Leading Virtual Teams

Patrick Cheeseman,
Global Hospitality

Leading virtual teams can become untenable if you expect the virtual world to correlate perfectly with a traditional office environment. According to a recent study by the Harvard Business Review, 82 percent of virtual teams fell short of their goals. With that said, everything that makes for a strong leader in an office is twice as important in the virtual landscape.
Education From Afar: Perspectives on Virtual Learning

Education From Afar: Perspectives on Virtual Learning

Ryan Bryant,
Communications Lead

Host’s goals of providing increased digital and virtual learning options have been on the agenda for some time. However, with a global pandemic shuttering offices throughout the world, our learning and development professionals have had to expedite these options to ensure that new hires receive the same level of expert training, even if the training isn’t performed in person.
Meeting Employees Where They Are: Compassionate Leadership in the Age of Social Distancing

Meeting Employees Where They Are: Compassionate Leadership in the Age of Social Distancing

Ashley Lippitt,
Host Labs Lead

It will likely come as no surprise that our evolving workspaces, enabled by technology, outfitted with the most coveted amenities and served by hospitality experts, are designed to make employees feel valued, signaling to them that the work they do is important and impactful. But what about when the workspace provided by an employer is removed (even temporarily) and placemaking becomes a virtual endeavor?
Entering the Tween Years of Smart Workspace

Entering the Tween Years of Smart Workspace

Drew DePriest,
Digital Solutions & Strategy Lead

January of every year seems to bring out the crystal ball gazers of every tech industry. A new year – and some would argue (incorrectly, but maybe that’s just me and Seinfeld) a new decade – gives rise to reflection as the last year closes and the annual cycle begins anew.