The Blog

-https://www.linkedin.com/news/story/whats-your-productivity-score-4901137/ Remember in The Avengers when Bruce Banner looks around and says, "So, this all seems horrible." Yeah. It sure does. This article from LI references one from The NY Times, which you can find here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/08/14/business/worker-productivity-tracking.html?referringSource=articleShare I'll be talking about this in more depth over on Patreon...

[buzzsprout episode='11131724' player='true'] I'm hearing across the board from people in the emergency preparedness community about people - irrespective of age, geography, personal situations, etc. - who want everything done for them. "Hey, could you just like rough out a survival game plan for me? K,...

Riiiight. So at first, we had Lord Elon announcing that people could pretend to work somewhere else. If that narrative wasn’t strong enough, we’ll push the notion that remote workers are thieving! Buwaaahahaha! Now, nevermind the fact that BI itself admits, “Data on people outsourcing their work...

[buzzsprout episode='11102388' player='true'] Key topics: ✔️ ICYMI news, 8/8 - 8/12. ✔️ The push for RTO is getting more and more obvious. ✔️ More layoffs. Risk analysts are warning businesses that food shortages could lead to civil unrest. ✔️ Gas and food prices are expected to go up even more,...

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash. Also, a real-time depiction of the Toxic Positivity / Toxic Optimism crowd who are not ready for the economic poop storm a'brewing. I agree with the sentiment here, but I fear it's overly optimistic: I read this post on LI last...

[buzzsprout episode='11083486' player='true'] In last Thursday's episode, I added the Tattletale and the Blame Gamer to the Hall of Infamy. Now I would like to add the Dictator. Key topics: ✔️ Sadly, there are plenty of companies that learned nothing from The Great Resignation. IMO, this is why I am seeing...

Man, the list of RTO fluff pieces / WFH hit pieces keeps on growing. So much fodder for Cult-Like Tactics Used in Corporate America here. "With spontaneous encounters having disappeared over the last year, some have sought to romanticize office life as a sort of throwback. 'It’s almost...

Photo by Rhett Wesley on Unsplash I've warned many, many times on this blog and on my podcast: IMO, Corporate America wants you back butt-in-seat in the Digital Panopticon. If you haven't figured that out yet, I dunno what to tell ya. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1125110/10708626 https://www.buzzsprout.com/1125110/10736331 https://causeyconsultingllc.com/2022/03/21/rto-employers-who-dont-care/ And that's just a small...

[buzzsprout episode='11095219' player='true'] On August 5th, the NY Post published, "Malcolm Gladwell slams working from home: ‘What have you reduced your life to?’" The very first line reads, "Author Malcolm Gladwell thinks that remote work is hurting society and that a recession will likely drive employees who...