Remote Work Environments & Self-Care

This is the fourth in a series of posts written collaboratively by Dr. Michele Andorfer and Mike Haynes.   In previous posts, we explored ways to ensure productivity doesn't suffer because of a remote work environment.  We also shared strategies that we learned from others regarding ways to build and nurture relationships when working remotely. In …

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Plan A

At the beginning of the pandemic in the US, I wrote a post suggesting that we seize the opportunity of what appeared to be additional time that educators had, given schools were closing and students were staying home.  Shortly thereafter, however, it became clear extra time was not necessarily available, as most educators, administrators and …

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Become a Virtual Rockstar

People who lead understand that effective meetings don’t just happen by chance.  Good leaders orchestrate the components of every meeting, including establishing a clear purpose, identifying items that should and should not be included on the agenda, determining who should participate, and utilizing strategies to engage all participants.  Meetings that are not planned carefully are …

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Remote Work Environments & Relationships

This is the third in a series of posts written collaboratively by Dr. Michele Andorfer and Mike Haynes.   In the previous post, we explored ways to ensure productivity doesn't suffer because of a remote work environment.   After talking with several colleagues--many of whom regularly work remotely--we were able to identify several strategies.  In this …

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Remote Work Environments and Productivity

This is the second in a series of posts written collaboratively by Dr. Michele Andorfer and Mike Haynes.   In our last post, we scratched the surface on what we believe are the three most important considerations for the remote work environment--productivity, relationships and self-care.  In this post, we will further explore the notion of productivity, …

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Maximizing the Effectiveness of Remote Work Environments

Nearly a month ago, many of us were thrust into a situation where doing business suddenly looked very different.  The phrase “new normal” has become a popular way to refer to what many of us are dealing with since our working (and learning) environments have changed.    This article is a collaboration between Dr. Michele Andorfer …

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