Only the Lonely (at Work)

Quiet quitting. Bare minimum Monday. Rage quitting. Remote employees are not as committed as those that work in person. ๐Ÿ˜‘ Blah, blah, blah. Or, maybe, it has nothing to do with you or trying to harm the organization. When we stop judging, talking at or about, or pointing fingers – maybe we (or managers, leaders, … More Only the Lonely (at Work)

Working SMARTer Work Design

Virtual work is challenging to managers because it requires creating appropriate processes and policies for those employees who are remote, hybrid, or prefer to be on-site. Researchers Florian Klonek and Sharon K Parker address the question of how organizations and leadership can leverage successful work design to boost performance for virtual teams. Work design makes … More Working SMARTer Work Design

Do you know how to avoid Virtual Distance?

๐™‘๐™ž๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™–๐™ก ๐™™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š occurs anytime we communicate through a screen-based or digital mode and the measurable disconnects that may occur. As most of us have an accessible screen much of the time, we communicate that way regardless of our physical location. Dr. Karen Sobel Lojeski developed her work on virtual distance more than 15 years ago and … More Do you know how to avoid Virtual Distance?

The Art of Juggling

Women have had to become expert at juggling for many decades. In the past two years, it was a skill and art that was predominantly necessary by women due to economics, the pandemic, lockdown, and family dynamics. Caregivers have had to make hard choices and deserve respect. This does not make any parent or family … More The Art of Juggling

Sensitivity is not a Weakness

For some of us, empathy is reflexive โ€“ almost like breathing. We are biologically hardwired to be more sensitive to external stimuli picking up cues from our environment.ย  Specifically, we observe, store, and recall verbal and non-verbal cues from people and our environment that many wonโ€™t even notice.ย  These neurological signals help us to relate … More Sensitivity is not a Weakness

Ch-ch-ch Changes

โ€œOur dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.โ€ Sydney J. Harris ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐˜€๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฏ? ๐Ÿ’ก Just one – but, the lightbulb has to be willing to change. ๐—ช๐—ต๐˜† … More Ch-ch-ch Changes

Feeling Seen at Work Creates Trust

Researchers from Stanford and Harvard University tested how recognition of emotions leads to more trust between leaders and employees. Their findings showed that acknowledging someone else’s feelings – especially negative ones – can help trust to develop even among widely dispersed teams. While many managers and leaders were taught to avoid emotion in the workplace, … More Feeling Seen at Work Creates Trust