13 February 2024
In an era where most of our daily interactions with others, like clients, colleagues, bosses, and even family members, often feel impersonal due to technology, and where our jobs are streamlined for maximum efficiency, it's understandable that many employees sense a loss of their innate creativity, curiosity, and humanity.
30 January 2024
Return to office efforts are starting to wane. Just 6 out of 158 CEOs in the United States have indicated their intent to prioritize the return of employees to full-time office work in 2024, according to a recent survey conducted by The Conference Board.
16 January 2024
I’ve noticed a theme in 2024 – it seems to be about manifesting more for yourself and creating abundance in your life. Manifesting more for your professional life in 2024 involves not just wishful thinking, but a deliberate and focused approach to turning your ambitions into reality.
2 January 2024
Do you multitask? Multitasking might seem like a way to boost productivity, but in reality, it reduces it. According to psychologist Gerald Weinberg, multitasking can actually slash productivity by up to 80%.
12 December 2023
Last week we announced to our members that announce that the Employers Association of West Michigan (EA) will merge into the American Society of Employers (ASE) effective January 1, 2024. This is an important milestone for our organization, and we believe it will bring numerous benefits to all of our members.
28 November 2023
They say money can’t buy happiness – but can it? I think we can all agree, it sure helps! According to a new financial happiness survey by Empower, 59% of Americans agree that money can buy happiness, and the price tag is apparently $1.2 million.
14 November 2023
One of the latest trends in the workforce is overemployment, a trend in which people hold multiple full-time positions. This is beyond moonlighting with a small, part-time job. It’s as extreme as someone holding two, sometimes three full-time positions – meaning they are “on the clock” for multiple employers at once - unbeknownst to the employers.
31 October 2023
In the past year, the AI market has experienced significant growth. Beyond ChatGPT, Google introduced its Chatbot, Bard, in March 2023, and other companies such as monday.com and Wix have integrated comparable technology into their current product frameworks. A tech.co article recently outlined some statistics regarding AI that I found interesting and important to know.
17 October 2023
In a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, they asked five luminaries what the best advice is that they’ve ever received from a boss. This advice is applicable to most professionals. It’s not new, but they are good reminders that have held true over time.
3 October 2023
The concept of conducting weekly employee surveys is somewhat unique. Most organizations conduct an annual, quarterly, or at times, monthly employee survey. But I recently read an article about how Google will soon be surveying their employees weekly versus monthly, so I looked into the concept of a weekly employee survey.
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.