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Feb 24, 2021

Are you enjoying your new pandemic life? How’s the Next Normal going for you? Chances are that most of y’all have been working from home for quite some time. You may love it or you may hate it but most of us are having to face it regardless. 


This is The Workplace Headcase, where I obsess over building better #workplaces. Work is crazy, but we can change that on our own. 


This week my obsession is #WorkingFromHome. My longtime friend and president of HRU Tech, writer, and speaker @TimSackett joins me to discuss all things remote work. 


In this episode,

  • Tim shares how his mindset about work changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • How he was brought up on a “you stay until the boss leaves” culture
  • Is Zoom fatigue real or is it complete BS?


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To check out @TimSackett’s work, visit his website To learn more about Dawn and her work go to Follow us @theworkplaceheadcase on Instagram and Facebook and on Twitter @wpheadcase.

  • 3:20 - Workplace Headcase Song Of The Week!
  • 6:40 - Tim tells Dawn about their origin story. Thanks to Kris Dunn for the introduction!
  • 10:40 - Tim shares how the pandemic opened up his mind to the possibilities of remote work 
  • 15:00 - “You stay until the boss leaves” culture and how it affected his career
  • 19:20 - Dawn shares her experience with cockroaches while living in the South
  • 22:00 - How did Tim’s employees handle the remote work? Was it positive or negative for them?
  • 30:00 - What does Tim do to informally train his new employees?
  • 36:20 - Zoom fatigue: Is it real? Tim is skeptical…
  • 41:45 - What are strategies employees can use to make remote work successful?