Linked – The Case for Downtime
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Linked – The Case for Downtime

This is something that I’m afraid the legal and technology industries just haven’t figured out yet. Think about it. “In the article “Bring Back the 40-Hour Work Week”, Sara Robinson explains that working a 60-hour week does not get you 20 additional hours of productivity. The numbers are probably closer to 25-30 percent more work…

Linked – Back in the Dojo – Physical and Mental Wellness in the Workplace
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Linked – Back in the Dojo – Physical and Mental Wellness in the Workplace

I just discovered this blog by Sara today, and was really taken aback by her story, since she was working in the same field I do, eDiscovery. I was driving down the road, same as I did every morning when I glanced over at a tree and thought to myself “Is there a way I…

Why You Need Privacy- Because We All Have Something to Hide
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Why You Need Privacy- Because We All Have Something to Hide

It’s the standard argument against any kind of privacy statement right, you have nothing to worry about if you have nothing to hide. But’s it’s also bull-hockey. Because at the end of the day we all have something to hide. No, not necessarily something illegal, but just things we do, or want to learn more…

Linked – Be empathetic about mental health in the workplace
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Linked – Be empathetic about mental health in the workplace

This is true. People with mental health conditions often have episodes where they feel worse from time to time, much like MS or rheumatoid arthritis. When they return to work after a mental health leave, co-workers are often reluctant to talk to them, for fear of saying the wrong thing. It’s not uncommon to hear…

Linked – Virginia Supreme Court Approves Lawyer Wellness Rule Changes
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Linked – Virginia Supreme Court Approves Lawyer Wellness Rule Changes

I’m a big fan of this change, as you might imagine. “A change to Rule of Professional Conduct 1.1 adds a comment saying “A lawyer’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being impacts the lawyer’s ability to represent clients and to make responsible choices in the practice of law. Maintaining the mental, emotional, and physical ability necessary…

Linked – Workplace Mental Health In Crisis: A Survivor’s Story
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Linked – Workplace Mental Health In Crisis: A Survivor’s Story

Ana’s story is great, and I encourage you to go read it, and especially to understand what she says about the importance of putting a face on survival. But this quote is one that I think resonates with what I see in the modern workplace, and not favorably. “Leadership styles that foster respect, humanity and…