Do any of these thoughts sound familiar? “I have a million things going on right now” “If Bob had this done, I could complete the work” What are the commonalities? These are both stress stories. You may not realize it, but the stories you are telling yourself may be sabotaging your ability to manage your everyday stress levels. How to know… Read More »How Employees hang onto stories? 📓
Last week’s blog highlighted being mindful and the importance of pausing so we can experience putting more life back into life. Yesterday, I chose to be more mindful while I was on a commuter train, and, right in front of me, were several examples of things I have taken for granted. What did I see? Besides the beautiful landscape out my window,… Read More »Something you might not know about Gen Z
As September marks the start of a new year for many, do actions speak louder than words? We see this as a not so quiet plea for help. We have seen the definitions. People want to limit their workloads and create a way to do only a job’s bare minimum. They want to get the job done and set clear boundaries… Read More »Quiet Quitting – What is it really all about?
Let’s face it, distractions are everywhere. In today’s always-connected world, diversions are nothing more than a click away. Staying on task can be difficult, but it can be particularly challenging when you are surrounded by constant distraction. Studies have shown that it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back to the task at hand when you… Read More »The psychological costs of distractions
Did you know the human brain (and body) are hard-wired to expect danger? “Your nervous system is constantly on the look-out, primed to jump into action when danger is detected or to freeze if that seems like a better option.” Source: Psychology Today In today’s circumstances, think about what that means for your typical team member’s stress levels. Pandemic, war, racial… Read More »Can ‘micro-moments of positivity’ build team resilience?
As organizations, we MUST stop to deeply consider why so many people are deciding that they would rather run the risk of unemployment than continue to spend time in a workplace where the culture is not aligned with their core values.
April is ‘Stress Awareness Month’; which it has been since 1992. Fast forward 30 years into a global coronavirus pandemic. The world has evolved in ways that will pay off for decades to come, but with it comes… you guessed it, an increase in stress.
Is there a member of your team who often scribbles while listening to long video calls, training sessions or even your short catch up meetings? They might be onto something! Doodling has often been framed, even villainized, as the device of the distracted. It CATEGORICALLY is not. Contrary to old-school wisdom, when you’re doodling you’re actively listening. In fact, science… Read More »Can you doodle and listen at the same time?
According to Psychology Today, “Work and play can be more similar than we think. We can—and many do—work playfully. And so we can—and do—often play in ways as structured and as serious as we work.