Margery Weinstein is a contributing editor at Training magazine.
Maybe a virtue of the pandemic is that it showed us how little physical location, and particular hours worked, makes to the end product and delivery of work.
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Finding ways to reduce employee anxiety isn’t just a kind thing to do, it’s smart. The more anxiety-filled your workers are, the less they are able to focus on serving your customers and helping you build your company.
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