Last week, I had the honor of talking about Suicide Prevention Day with Tiffany Werhner on her show. At some point in the conversation, we were talking about using your employee resources for mental health, your EAP, for example, and … Read More
Most of these sound awful, and the ones that are “not so voluntary” attempts to make sure workers are engaged sound even worse.
Actually, I suspect they are doing a lot more harm to engagement than good.
There are ways to network during this time. They’re different, they’re a little more work, and they take some getting used to. But they don’t need to be ridiculous, and they definitely don’t need to be forced.
In fact, this is a great time to simply send someone a note asking for 15-30 minutes of their time. Most of us are pretty open to doing exactly that with coworkers or peers in our industry. I’d be happy to find some time to have a conversation with you about my industry, or mental health, or blogging. Or even to just have a coffee or beer with virtually. We don’t even need to be on our webcams if you don’t want.
See, isn’t that better than having 50 people on mute while the CEO talks, or getting randomly matched with coworkers?
Ugh, the introvert in me shudders to think about some of these. Please, don’t. Just ask someone to get a coffee like we used to.… Read More
I think the article is helpful, but this one is the one that I suspect many mangers struggle with. “Model healthy behaviors. Don’t just say you support mental health. Model it so that your team members feel they can prioritize … Read More
I saw this recent article and even though it’s really about mental health, I felt like there are some really important career and management things to consider as well.
The Benefits of Laughter For Your Health and Mental Health… Read More
I know the travel options are limited for us this year, and maybe some families don’t have the financial wherewithal to travel anyway, but this is not going to to end well: “Most of us are putting vacation on the … Read More
Frankly, I think this describes a lot of people right now. The stress of life right now is enough to deal with, and having that much uncertainty will absolutely affect getting work done. Frankly, it should affect getting work done, … Read More
Don’t just take my word for it though, watch Eva Galperin from the EFF and what she found when she asked people if they had ever been threatened by someone with access to their devices. The response was overwhelming. My … Read More