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Posts From 'Working environment' Category

360-degree Review of my Remote Working Experience

Annnnnd that’s a wrap! It is now day 28 of my 4-week remote working experience, and I’m on my way home to beautiful (albeit rainy) Montreal. Am I sad to leave Portugal? Absolutely. But I must admit that the Traditional side of my personality is looking forward to the structure and routine of being home. Now that this whole experience…

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Personality Traits of Digital Nomads: Have you got them?

Hello again from sunny Porto! If you’ve been following the previous chapters, you’d know that my journey is nearing its end. It is now day 21 of my 4-week remote experience, and the countdown has officially started until I am back in our offices in Montreal. I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before, but I am working out of a…

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Management and Remote Work: Can only Superheros pull it off?

Olá! It is now Day 14 of my remote-working adventure (at this point, I can’t simply call it an “experience” anymore!). Isn’t Porto beautiful?       Now that I’m halfway into this journey, I find the timing to be perfect for discussing what is arguably the most important and concerning topic that makes remote working so difficult for a…

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Can you really be as productive working remotely?

Hello from Portugal! I am writing this blog on day 7 of my remote month in Porto. I am in an adorable café near my co-working space because, as I have come to realize, the Portuguese aren’t as keen on a “coffee-to-go” as the North Americans! Why am I in Portugal? If you’ve read my last article, you’d know that…

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How my Personality Profile got me a Remote Month in Porto

Leen: Hey boss, I want to join this program and go work remotely for a month in Porto. Stephan (Leen’s boss): You know we encourage remote working and work life balance, but you’re pretty spontaneous, Leen. Are you going to be able to handle all your projects? Leen: I know I’m spontaneous and I knew that would be your biggest…

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Are You Overlooking the Importance of Empathy in your Organization

Have you really taken the time to assess whether or not empathy is present in your organization? Perhaps you are struggling to understand exactly what it means to be empathetic, or maybe you assume empathy is for the weak? All the vagueness or misconceptions surrounding the importance of empathy should be clarified in order to truly see where your organization…

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Do You Have the Right Conflict Resolution Skills in your Organization?

When you think about it, we spend a tremendous amount of time at work and alongside our colleagues. Not only is communicating and working together on mutual goals commonplace, but doing so in an environment that can be quite stressful, demanding and altogether fast-moving can definitely cause friction. It’s no wonder conflict resolution in the workplace is essential to maintain…

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Top 6 Personality Characteristics We All Love to Hate

Personality characteristics can be perceived both positively and negatively, and this usually depends on the person you ask. Yet there are some that cause more eye rolling and cringing than others. Is it because they are actually traits that cause more harm than good, or is it our own misperception of them that puts them into these predetermined “good” or…

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