Linked: The UK’s Mental Health Issues in the Workplace – 5 statistics

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The other statistics in this article point out what kind of impact those two facts above have on the bottom line, but I’m going to take issue with the importance they are given in this article. Don’t just make changes in your workplace culture because it’s better for the bottom line, do it because it’s the right thing to do for the human beings who work for you. They aren’t lines on a spreadsheet, they are people, with lives outside of work, who you have an opportunity to support. The fact that supporting them might also help your bottom line is nice, but irrelevant to the larger issue.… Read More

Shared Links (weekly) March, 21, 2021

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Will work from home outlast virus? Ford’s move suggests it might

– If you’ve been doing it for a year, there’s no reason you can’t continue to.

No Simple Way Forward: Inside E-Discovery’s Collaboration Data Problem

Tech competency needs to be taught in law school, associate dean says

Can We Stop Pretending SMS Is Secure Now?

9 Traits That Promote Stress & Undercut Mental Strength At Work

Mental Health Day for Stress Relief: How to Tell the Boss You Need a Day Off

E-Discovery in 2021 is a Brave New World

Court Gives Plaintiffs No “Slack” in Producing Collaboration App Data

When Your Employee Discloses a Mental Health Condition… Read More

Linked: Only Your Boss Can Cure Your Burnout

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I think the headline really speaks for the entire article. We can get all the self-care tips in the world, do yoga on the regular, eat well, and everything else, but if we work in a place that regularly requires 60 hour work weeks, ridiculous deadlines, and doesn’t really give us some control over work that we enjoy, that’s still going to be a recipe for burnout. 

If you have any employees that report to you, go read the article and consider what it is that you are doing with your own workplace. Are they headed for burnout? Do you care enough to make changes to avoid that? Or is that “just the way it is” in your industry? If it is, ask yourself why it’s that way? Is there actually a legitimate reason for it? Or are you just so engrained in it that you can’t imagine rethinking the way your industry works?… Read More

Shared Links (weekly) March 14, 2021

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Top 10 Situations You Can Avoid with a Protocol

The Key Takeaway From Steven Guilbeault’s Facebook Use: Linking Should Not Require a Licence

Bliss is Using Technology Assisted Review without Court Permission

Why Legal Teams Must Make Data Retention a Priority

You’re Not Alone If You’re Only Staying In Your Job Because Of The Pandemic

– Interesting thought exercise for employers – how many of your team is only staying “for now”?

How men are finding mental health support with digital tools

The FBI Should Stop Attacking Encryption and Tell Congress About All the Encrypted Phones It’s Already Hacking Into

Report: Quality, not quantity, is the hallmark of the latest waves of phishing attacks

– They are getting better at this.

Work Depression: What It Is and How to Deal with It

Managers aren’t doing enough to support anxious employees—how to start… Read More

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