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This is the biggest problem that will result from hybrid work

According to Gartner’s® “Redesigning Work for the Hybrid World: Opportunities for Knowledge Workers,” published June 21, 2021, “75% of hybrid or remote knowledge workers say their expectations for working flexibly have increased. And if an organization were to go back to a fully on-site arrangement, it would risk losing up to 39% of its workforce.”...

How to negotiate a higher salary, according to a leading executive search expert

Even those established in their careers can find salary negotiations intimidating — and perhaps even hostile. But there’s an art and skill to salary negotiation that can lead to more favorable outcomes: Don’t think about the process as a negotiation, but rather a conversation, says Judy Wert, the co-founder of executive search agency Wert & Co....

4 new ways Freehand helps you cut down on digital distractions

After a year and a half of remote work, it seems that we’ve made some strides past “making do”. No longer are we consistently telling employees they’re on mute, and we’ve found some semblance of bonding over regularly-scheduled team activities. However, it’s not totally smooth sailing: Whether it’s difficulty replicating that in-person collaboration...

5 new Freehand updates to enhance your workflows

More time on what matters, Try it out! Keep meetings on track Stay on task and maintain collaborators’ focus with the Timer tool that everyone can see. Work that meets you where you are No more updating your Freehand weekly, or switching between tabs during meetings! Now, you can add live content from your favorite tools to your canvas, including:...

Try PayPal’s ‘Conscious Design Canvas’ to build more inclusive products

Though we practice “human-centered design,” we rarely question which humans we center in our designs, says Ben Evans, PayPal’s director of product inclusion. Humans tend towards exclusion to prevent information overload. However, a creative brain can override this ingrained bias if you engage with curiosity and ask the right questions, Ben says. Ben...

The difference in design and engineer thinking, according to author Scott Berkun

In a perfect world, engineers and designers work together in harmony. But, more commonly, tension lies between the two roles. Engineers can feel like design requests overburden their workloads; designers can feel their counterparts ignore their insight. Overcoming this starts with effective leadership, says Scott Berkun, the author of How Design Makes...

How BMO Financial builds efficient multi-product design systems

Just about every organization has a design system, but often these sets of standards amount to no more than basic principles like colors, patterns, typography and code snippets. This method works for singular product teams, but as organizations mature and multiple product teams make their own usage decisions, documenting these nuances can be challenging...

How to better collaborate with teammates across locations and time zones

Since the shift to remote work, more workers deal with burnout. According to Asana’s global “Anatomy of Work” study of 13,000 workers, people spend about 60 percent of their time on “work about work” — those non-strategic, unskilled tasks necessary to move important projects forward. On top of that, workers switch between 10 apps 25 times per day, making...

How design is fueling Ford’s massive transformation

Ford made automotive history this year announcing the F-150 Lightning, a fully-electric version of America’s best-selling vehicle for 30 years running. While vehicle electrification disrupts the automotive industry, Ford works to redefine relationships with the road through some seriously thorough user research and innovative thinking. Curious to learn...

3 tips for better hybrid collaboration using Microsoft Teams and Freehand

According to Microsoft’s New Future of Work Report, the hybrid model of working is most preferred by employees surveyed. But now as the world remains in a precarious state, business leaders are also embracing hybrid work, as it’s a time-tested set-up that many companies — Microsoft included — have installed infrastructure to support over the years....

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