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It's summer, and warmer weather is luring people outdoors. Exercise and socialization are important for health, but it's still important to maintain social distance as well. As Cleveland.com reports, Akron, Ohio has instituted some socially distant summer programs that might be good ideas in your community as well. A few ideas include: scavenger hunts radio [...]
That first few minutes of a remote meeting can be a little awkward. You can break the ice before you get down to business with these tips from GovLoop. Hint: most will work for in-person meetings, too! 1. Ask a simple question. GovLoop offers some great examples! 2. Show off your work-from-home set up. Bring [...]
Have you ended a video conference feeling drained? There's a reason for that, and ways to avoid or reduce that feeling. The folks at Mental Floss interviewed experts, and got some good advice on preventing "Zoom fatigue" (our term). Here are some key takeaways: Use video conferencing for work only when it’s necessary Allow participants [...]
Zoom is fast becoming the go-to platform for hosting remote meetings. Unfortunately, a few bad actors have found ways to highjack meetings, a practice known as "Zoom Bombing." The folks at PC Magazine have a list of settings and tips to keep your meetings open, yet secure. Here are a few key takeaways for local [...]
Sunshine Week is celebrated annually in March, to coincide with the birthday of President James Madison on the 16th. Madison was a strong proponent of open government and Freedom of Information. Read more about Sunshine Week here, and find places and ways to participate here.
Today we're sharing a post from CNet on how to get - and keep - your keyboard clean. Spring cleaning time is here, and if you hadn't heard, your keyboard may be the germiest thing you touch, other than your phone. Getting it clean not only will improve the keyboard's life and function, it can help [...]
Now that your desk is nice and clean, it's time to get organizing! Apartment Therapy has 35 tips to organize your (home) office. So many of them are useful at work, too! Here's some of our favorite work/home crossovers: Anything can be a desk organizer. Repurpose a utensil organizer as a drawer divider. Store often-used [...]
In February, everyone's talking about "love." There's plenty to love about a career in local government... and your job is where you spend 8+ hours a day! If you work for your local government, chances are, you already love your job. And if you don't yet, the ICMA has five great reasons why you should. The [...]