Articles – Koen’s view

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Focus on work is essential for async knowledge workers

Focus on the right work is an essential skill we must obtain as an information worker in a hybrid/remote async work environment.
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Topless Meetings

Is the way we do note-taking during meetings killing the meeting itself? Our synchronous times are valuable. Time to go (lap-)topless?
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Focus: meeting-free days

Meeting-free days are an easy to achieve first step in creating a high-performance, async-first work organization.
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Quiet Quitting

When employers are afraid to fire underperformers, they risk having quiet quitters in the team. We call it Quiet Quitting when colleagues are delivering just enough work, negatively affecting other staff's engagement.
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Remote work: the third workplace?

Remote? Hybrid? Third workplace? They're here to stay, but it's a change for most organizations.
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Thuisvoordeel Launch

Last week, a few hundred people participated in person and via video stream to launch my new book: Thuisvoordeel. The first feedback also showed the need to think about our organizations in hybrid and asynchronous terms.

The future of business?

The past year has been at the least an experiment in organizations’ ability to adjust to ever-changing restrictions and how they interact with customers. Being able to have face-to-face interaction while optimizing the flexibility of remote…