“Take time for self care, do some yoga, here’s a fun event we scheduled for you, but we still expect you to get 50-60 hours worth of work done this week.”
That’s a hell of a message.… Read More
Lee Rosen has an important reminder for all managers.
“It takes a while to fully appreciate that the stupid crap we say all day has an impact. We know we’re just talking, but the folks who work for us think it all matters. We’re the boss.”… Read More
Was having this conversation with a coworker recently, about the importance as a trainer or a consultant and admitting when you don’t know the answer to a question. It’s a pretty common discussion in the training world, where you want … Read More
Annalise describes a fairly typical situation, and what goes through our minds when we try to decide whether to say anything at work: “Let’s take something as simple as, theoretically: “My therapist is booked because demand is so high. I … Read More
Look, it’s going to take some time, but eventually, it’s coming. We’ve only begun to have conversations around things like Universal Basic Income, or free healthcare, and restructuring the economy. Many, if not most, people are against these things, because they don’t fit with the current world, and frankly, if I thought the world was going to stay the same, I might agree that some of these ideas are probably taking things to far. But, what are we going to do when we simply don’t need as many workers? What does society looks like when AI is doing a lot of the economic work, and 1/3 maybe even 1/2 of the population of any country isn’t needed for work any more?… Read More
Why it’s almost as if we should ask individuals what would help them, and within reason, provide that. After all, even within each age group, parents might prioritize something different than single employees, or those sharing an internet connection and space with a spouse or roommates also working from home might prioritize something else. Some may want to adhere to strict 9-5 hours so that they can spend the rest of their time on childcare or side-businesses, while others may value the ability to take a couple of hours during the day for schoolwork and then pick up work again in the evening.
We would do well to listen to what people need, talk about what we expect, and also understand what we are doing with our own actions.… Read More
I’ve seen these, and I’m sure you have as well.
“As many a viral tweet has rightly pointed out, it’s more like we’re living at work than working from home – and the pressure of that can have real implications for our mental health.
With this in mind then, prioritising a work/life balance – and actually sticking to it – is one of the best things we can do to look after our wellbeing at this time. And one of the main parts of achieving that work/life balance is being able to switch off from work in the first place. “… Read More