How to foster culture on hybrid teams

At its best, hybrid work not only boosts your employees’ individual effectiveness; it also strengthens your organization and team culture. But “culture” means different things to different people, partly because we tend to be a little fuzzy about defining it (is it...

To Write Better, Use AI to Write Faster

What’s more valuable: Writing fast, or writing well? Thanks to GPT and other generative AI tools, you don’t have to choose. In fact, you may find that writing more quickly (with the help of Al) lets you produce much better writing.   Turning speed into quality...

Variety is the spice of work

From social media bios that declare expertise in a specific niche, to the way search engines reward us for “owning” particular topics or keywords, the modern professional world loves to signal that depth matters more than breadth. But breadth and variety are essential...

The robots are coming

If you think your working life changed a lot in the past three years, buckle up: It’s going to change even more in the next three. That’s because artificial intelligence is now mature enough to dramatically change the way many of us do our work. And while it may be...

The Joy of Tedious Work

Coaches and strategists often encourage us to maximize impact by spending most of our time and attention in the zone where we make the greatest contribution. We’re told: Focus your days on the projects and tasks where you have something unique to add, or where only...

How Hybrid Work Solves the Resilience Gap

Nothing is more essential to personal or professional success than resilience: the ability to rethink, reorganize and recover when your plans go awry. Resilience is what allows us to find another path forward when we hit a roadblock; to let go of what we expected and...

No, Coda didn’t pay for that post.

No, Coda didn’t pay me to write that last post.  But a few people wrote to ask, so I want to share the incriminating truth: I wrote that ode to Coda because I’m geeky, enthusiastic and incredibly bossy. I’m geeky enough to love a really good piece of software the way...

Meet the Dirty Digital Dozen

I grew up with a single mom who was half Wonder Woman, half Mary Tyler Moore: She managed to combine a significant career with raising a kid on her own. You know what she didn’t have to deal with? 7 p.m. emails. Digital communications tools like email, Google Docs,...

Taking a Break Doesn’t Always Mean Unplugging

While you can and should take breaks by stepping away from your devices and screens, you may not always have the time or the autonomy to do so. But if you choose the right screen-based breaks, they can provide you with similar benefits as the offline variety and help...