Linked – The ripple effects of layoffs
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Linked – The ripple effects of layoffs

It’s December, and the number of organizations conducting layoffs keeps growing. It’s been a never-ending cycle of layoffs. Let’s not kid ourselves and assume that everyone is feeling OK about that. Let’s not ignore the mental health elephant in the room, let alone the damage to workplace culture. And let’s also acknowledge that leaders who have conducted any layoffs do not get the benefit of the doubt regarding trust. There’s simply no reason to trust you.

Shared Links (weekly) Dec. 10 2023

Shared Links (weekly) Dec. 10 2023

Shared Links (weekly) Nov. 19, 2023

Shared Links (weekly) Nov. 19, 2023

Linked – How Do You Encourage Your Team to Learn New Things

Linked – How Do You Encourage Your Team to Learn New Things

If you truly want to be an organization that supports learning, you need to put your money where your mouth is and figure out how to incentivize individual and team learning opportunities. Taking the time to learn and the time to train others, shouldn’t come at a cost to the performance review of the people who want to learn. They should be the people you want to reward and hang on to. They are the ones who will be pivotal in helping you navigate change, but they can only do that if they still work for you. Making them work double-time to make up for “lost productivity” when they try to be part of the learning culture you claim to want won’t encourage them to hang around.

Building a Culture that Supports Mental Health By Creating Opportunities to be Kind

Building a Culture that Supports Mental Health By Creating Opportunities to be Kind

As I said, I’ve seen this same research. More than once. I’ve talked about it here and here, and probably a few other times as well. On the individual level, acts of kindness toward others are beneficial for not only the receiver but the giver. As a peer, I can do what I can to give to my coworkers, but what does it look like to have a culture that encourages, rewards, and maybe even expects that kind of behavior?