• The burnout of remote workers poses a surprising cybersecurity risk to their employers. Here's how Microsoft is using mindfulness techniques to keep employees centered

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Months of working long days when work and home life overlap is burning out remote workers - and endangering the companies they work for, multiple studies show.
    To address this, Microsoft is building optional mindfulness features into its Teams software to help work-from-home employees mark the beginning and end of their day and "stress less, focus more."
    In a survey of 6,000 users of Microsoft Teams , the software giant found that 30% feel more burned out due to COVID-19, and a third feel stressed because of a lack of separation between home and work. In one telling...
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  • Cisco wants Webex to be as 'cool' as Zoom, and poached this top executive from Box to lead the way: 'Coolness is a reflection of how delightful the experience is'

    Cisco wants Webex to be as 'cool' as Zoom, and poached this top executive from Box to lead the way: 'Coolness is a reflection of how delightful the experience is'

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

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    The pandemic, which forced millions to work and study from home, turned Zoom, the wildly successful video conferencing platform, into a household name - and a tech titan in its own right, now valued at almost $159 billion.
    Cisco's Webex also saw a spike in traffic during the crisis, but the 25-year-old platform is grappling with the view that it's the stodgy, uncool alternative to its hip young rival. That's what Jeetu Patel, whom Cisco poached from Box in August to lead its Webex team, hopes to change.
    Patel, who was Box's chief product officer and chief strategy...
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  • Silicon Valley's workforce is feeling more burned out than before the pandemic, with nearly 70% reporting work-home-home exhaustion

    Silicon Valley's workforce is feeling more burned out than before the pandemic, with nearly 70% reporting work-home-home exhaustion

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

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    As the coronavirus crisis stretches into the fall, Silicon Valley's workforce is more burned out than ever before.
    That's according to a new survey from anonymous workplace chat app Blind , which surveyed 3,023 employees at companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook. Blind's poll found that employees at some of the world's biggest tech companies are feeling more burned out than they did prior to the pandemic.
    Of the total employees surveyed, 68% said they feel more burned out than they did when they worked at an office. Burnout is particularly high among...
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