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How to Finish the Year Strong in the Home Office

If the reality of planning events from home until 2021 just hit you, read this.

Many meeting professionals expected to be heading back to the office by September, but that’s starting to look like wishful thinking as coronavirus cases climb, lots of schools prepare for a remote fall term, and more events postpone into 2021. Those who have been managing remote work as a makeshift arrangement now need to think a little more long-term, looking at productivity, team dynamics, and work-life balance.

If you’re trying to wrap your head around another several months at home, this article from Forbes, 10 Practices to Set You Up for Success While Working from Home, is a good place to start. And if you’re a team manager in this crazy pandemic environment, check out this article from Inc., How to Be a Great Remote Manager. It has some nuggets of advice that you may not have tried, including the recommendation to “take the DVR approach,” where the author makes the case for trading out some of your emails for video messages.

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