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.
“I’m fine.” is an insidious sentence. Often, digging into feelings of malaise and languish can feel personal and difficult. So perhaps many of us just say, “I’m fine.” and move on with the everyday. Even after two years plus of living through the pandemic perhaps your team members don’t actively display the signs of stress. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant wrote… Read More »How to help your people rebound from languishing