The brave, new world of work is finally upon us as we all get ready to emerge from our socially-distant cocoons and head back to the office. Before venturing into the new normal, this is a good time to examine professional habits and start a clean slate that will help get you moving in the right direction and whiteboard a path to success.
This is especially true as everyone returns to doing business, while anticipating the arrival of summer; even if 2020 will be remembered for working from home and stay-cations. If you haven’t started thinking about how to leap back into business life, here are some good reads that’ll show you how to hit the ground running.
Turn Your Funnel Upside Down and Shake Out a Plan to Over-Deliver After a Crisis (Sirius Decision Blog) – Ready to break out of the starting blocks once the gates raise? Seth Marrs lays out how sales teams should be using this time to prepare for success in the future.
IT Trade Shows Go Virtual: Your 2020 List of Events (InformationWeek) – The show must go on! Events have moved from the physical to the virtual. If you’ve not yet planned your conference season, Jessica Davis outlines which events have gone virtual and can be attended, all without the hassle of travel.
The Role of Digital Tools in a Post-Pandemic World (TechRepublic) – The pandemic showed that a workforce can truly operate remotely, so will telecommuting be the new normal? Our own Zvi Guterman sits down with Macy Bayern to discuss how virtual tools will impact the future of work.
Think Adaptive For The 2020s (Forrester Blog) – Many are spinning cycles trying to read the tea leaves and prepare for 10 years down the road. Principal Analyst, Brain Hopkins explains that successful businesses can toss away the crystal ball if they just focus on the skillsets and technology that will make them adaptive.
An Executive’s View Of The COVID-19 Crisis: Cloud Computing Is Proving Itself (Forbes) – If you’re still unconvinced about moving workflows and assets to the cloud, Joe McKendrick discusses how the pandemic showed why it’s vital. As he notes, “Cloud is seen as a lifesaver for businesses through a period of uncertainty, with employees suddenly scattered across a corporate diaspora. All of a sudden, all doubts about the cloud model — especially with security and hidden costs — evaporated.”
5 Ways to Beat Zoom Fatigue (Entrepreneur) – Zoom fatigue has proven to be a very real phenomenon faced by those who work remotely and spend their days in front of their computers. Alex Sixt offers five helpful tips to readers on how to avoid the exhaustion of a day of Zoom meetings and still enjoy your evening.
Finally, want to learn how one technical sales leader kept momentum going during the pandemic? Check out our blog and this Q&A with remote sales veteran Nir Malik.