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Making Remote Work, Work.

Making Remote Work, Work.

“Alongside the practical challenges of a diffuse workforce (staying present during back-to-back calls, working across timezones, reading nuance and tone from brief emails, and the like), a more pointed issue lurks: workplace loneliness. What’s more, you don’t have to be working from home to experience it. Employees who work in open-plan offices surrounded by team members can easily feel isolated, too, precisely because of the veneer of connection tech provides.

Pencil or Ink founder Ellie Hearne on the challenges and opportunities of leading a remote workforce.

Avoid the Rabbit Holes; Work Smarter

Avoid the Rabbit Holes; Work Smarter

Despite our best intentions, we don’t always make the best use of our time.

Certainly we all want to get more done - so why does productivity often feel so elusive?

Find out what could be standing between you and your goals - and how you can work smarter.

The Workplace Challenge We've All Encountered

The Workplace Challenge We've All Encountered

It’s great that you graduated top of your class and can write code - but can you give a peer feedback about what they just said in your team meeting? Feedback that will make a lasting and positive difference?

For many leaders, that’s a hard “No.”

Pencil or Ink founder Ellie Hearne on how companies are setting leaders up to fail - what can be done about it.

Speaking Up and Being Heard

Speaking Up and Being Heard

It can be challenging to speak up and have people listen to and remember your contributions - let alone give you credit for them. Ellie Hearne shares three proven techniques for speaking up - and being heard.

Personalities and Work

Personalities and Work

None of us is as smart as all of us.

So how do personalities and approaches play into working effectively as a unit? What can we do as team leaders and team members to make everyone work well together - and best serve the business as a result?