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PSA-there’s still a month left of summer

2023-08-23T17:45:05+00:00August 23rd, 2023|work-life balance|

End of Summer Activities for Families Summer is almost over, but there's still a month left to enjoy the warm weather and have some fun! Here are a few ideas for end-of-summer activities that families can do: Go biking and swimming. This is a classic summer activity that's perfect for people of all ages. Get [...]

Riding the retirement wave

2022-07-19T14:25:05+00:00July 13th, 2022|#clerkslife, local government, municipal clerks, office management, productivity, recommended reading, work-life balance|

"Retired. Gone fishing." We received that exact auto-response to a recent email. Back in January, we talked about MarketWatch's article, the "Great Resignation," and how it was impacting local governments. We've certainly seen an uptick in retirements among our own local government friends and contacts. Recently, the International City Managers' Association (ICMA) followed up with [...]

Avoiding “Zoom Fatigue”

2020-05-05T16:09:18+00:00May 5th, 2020|Uncategorized, work-life balance|

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 [...]

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