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Lessons From the Pandemic: Tips From Eight Productive People

Juggling work, kids, and daily routines from home has meant developing new skills
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The combination of working at home, juggling child care, and pivoting entire business plans on short notice because of the coronavirus outbreak has forced us all to learn new tricks. Here are skills some productive people have picked up this year.

We rely so much on body language during in-person interactions. On Zoom, the next best option is to read the eyes. You can discern a lot by observing a person’s gaze, eye direction, blinking, dilating pupils, etc.