19 September 2023
Creating an effective office design is crucial for productivity and comfort. Over the pandemic many remote employees threw together “temporary” workspaces in their home. But with so many people now working remotely on a more permanent basis, I like the following tips I found in the Wall Street Journal recently for optimizing your workspace:
5 September 2023
According to a recent study, employees who exhibit high levels of agreeableness are gaining more appreciation from their colleagues and managers. Shockingly, in past studies, agreeableness did not affect teamwork or organizational success in the workplace, but today, it does.
22 August 2023
I have always been fascinated by psychology. In fact, my undergraduate degree is in psychology and sociology. But being a remarkable leader doesn't necessitate having a degree in psychology.
8 August 2023
Earlier this month ASE released the results of our 2023 Workplace Flexibility Survey, and to no surprise, a majority of employers offer some form of remote or hybrid work. This new way of working necessitates that employers develop solutions to the challenges hybrid and remote work present.
25 July 2023
For over 500 years, Finland has embraced a concept known as "sisu," a way of living that has become deeply embedded in its culture. Sisu encompasses the essence of determination and fortitude while facing adversity and seemingly insurmountable challenges with unwavering grit and courage.
27 June 2023
In recent years, mental health has become a priority for employers. Numerous companies are introducing additional personal days for their employees to specifically address stressful events occurring outside of the workplace. In addition to these personal days, they are also implementing companywide mental health days.
13 June 2023
I am an avid reader. So far this year I’ve read 16 books – all fiction. So, when I came across an article on Inc.com that reading fiction improves your memory, I was pleasantly surprised.
30 May 2023
In today's competitive business landscape, companies must find innovative ways to incentivize and reward employees in order to remain competitive in order to both attract and retain employees. We have all seen articles on recruitment and retention strategies, but it is sometimes good to be reminded. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal does not necessarily showcase anything new, but it does serve as a reminder to all of us. It was a good reminder for three important...
16 May 2023
As layoffs are starting to increase, HR departments face an important dilemma: What is the most effective and humane approach to letting employees go? An article in the Wall Street Journal recently outlined six key questions to consider when facing layoffs.
2 May 2023
Lately my memory fails me more than I’d like to admit. So, when I came across an article in Fast Company about how to train your brain to improve your memory, it piqued my interest. The article contains tips from memory coach, Dave Farrow, who is also a two-time Guinness World Record holder for most decks of cards remembered after just one look.
18 April 2023
Have you ever had a work wife or work husband? Not everyone agrees that these close work relationships are acceptable. A new poll by Redfield & Wilton Strategies shows that opinions on work spouses vary by generation.
4 April 2023
Do you ever feel like you have more things to do than there is time to do them? You’re not alone. It can be tough to maintain productivity when you are managing multiple tasks.
21 March 2023
There has been a lot of discussion recently around ChatGPT and how it affects HR and the workplace. So, as an experiment I tried it. I asked ChatGPT to write me 500 words on the effect of ChatGPT on HR. This is the unedited response it generated:
7 March 2023
A recent article on Safeguardglobal.com shared some quotes from leaders on their thoughts about the future of work. With our upcoming Future of Work panel discussion at the HR Conference on March 16th, I thought I would share some of the quotes shared in the article as well as some from our panelists.
21 February 2023
Can we train our brains to think smarter? According to Bill Gates, yes.
Just like we must exercise our heart and other muscles to keep them in shape, we must also exercise our brain. According to Gates, it takes more than the occasional Wordle or Cross Word Puzzle.