Here’s an open thread for today: do you feel like new employees at your company or firm are “less prepared” than in previous years? If your office allows a lot of WFH days, how does onboarding look in 2024 — and how does mentorship look?
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What are your thoughts on work communication etiquette in 2023? What rules have you established to make your work communication reflect your personal brand (e.g., tone? grammar?) — and what rules have you established for purposes of work-life boundaries?
How (if at all) have your workday lunches changed in 2023? Are you doing less networking over meals than you used to?
If you have a hybrid workweek, do you find yourself saving some tasks to do in the office vs at home?
What is your ideal work location — office, WFH, remote, or hybrid?
Readers: for those of you who are in the office 2-4 days a week, what are your best tips to make a hybrid work situation more efficient, predictable, and productive?
What do your vacation benefits look like? Does your office or team have rules (written or otherwise) on who can go on vacation at what time? How much vacation have you taken in recent years (and how much are you planning to take over the next 12 months or so)?
Where is your office with regard to WFH, vaccines, testing, masking, air filters, reporting and contract tracing, and holiday parties? Let’s have an open thread…
What are the rules for office holiday party etiquette?
Readers, what say you — what is the right way to take a mental health day? If you’ve taken a mental health day at work, what was your technique? If you manage people, what have you seen others doing that strikes you as the “right way” to take a mental health day?
Let’s discuss generational divides in the workplace, readers — have you observed a divide between Gen Z and millennials?