Quiet quitting. Bare minimum Monday. Rage quitting. Remote employees are not as committed as those that work in person. 😑 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)
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
𝙑𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 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?
“Leadership is liberating people to do what is required of them in the most effective and humane way possible.” Max De Pree Most of us think we have to make a difficult, binary choice between being a good person or being a tough and effective leader. This is a false dichotomy. In truth, doing hard … More Becoming a More Humane Leader
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
For some of us, empathy is reflexive – almost like breathing. We are biologically hardwired to be more sensitive to external stimuli picking up cues from our environment. Specifically, we observe, store, and recall verbal and non-verbal cues from people and our environment that many won’t even notice. These neurological signals help us to relate … More Sensitivity is not a Weakness
“Our 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.” Sydney J. Harris 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗽𝘀𝘆𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝘁 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗯𝘂𝗹𝗯? 💡 Just one – but, the lightbulb has to be willing to change. 𝗪𝗵𝘆 … More Ch-ch-ch Changes
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
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