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Post-Pandemic Return to Work

The pandemic has rocked our world. I try to look at the glass half full and find the positive things that have happened as a result. The pandemic caused people to work in ways they would have never thought of. Pre-COVID, many companies would…

The Importance of Real (Not Virtual) Connection

Like a lot of people, I’ve been working from home during the pandemic. Since I worked remotely for Ideba before (and will continue to work from home once the world completely opens up), I count myself lucky that the switch to virtual meetings…

Let’s Face it. Zoom is Weird.

The sudden ubiquity of Zoom made me question my sanity.  When I’m on the phone listening to you, I concentrate on your voice and what you are saying. Similarly, as a speaker, I know I have my only my voice with which to communicate.…

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – The Beginning of the End for Commercial Office Space

During the course of our qualitative research at Ideba, we interview a lot of fascinating people from around the world. In the past week, that has included senior executives from Europe, Asia and the Americas, the vast majority of whom…

Are working relationships dead?

With ever evolving technology, it feels that we communicate almost solely through email. It might be effective, but can you build a relationship with someone over email? For me, that’s a hard no. Sure, you can try to maintain relationships…