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Leveraging Positive Psychology to Boost Workplace Wellbeing

16 July 2024

Leveraging Positive Psychology to Boost Workplace Wellbeing

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Today's world presents significant challenges: inflation, pandemics, conflicts, and work trends such as the Great Resignation. Positive psychology in the workplace enables individuals, groups, and organizations to thrive. This is particularly crucial in today's climate, as retaining top talent has become increasingly important.

Categories: Blog, EverythingPeople
Beyond Degrees: The Rising Importance of Apprenticeships

2 July 2024

Beyond Degrees: The Rising Importance of Apprenticeships

Author: Mary E. Corrado

When seeking qualified talent, employers often put too strong of an emphasis on a college degree, while overlooking important skills acquired through alternative routes, known as “STARs” – skilled through alternative routes.  One of those alternative routes is apprenticeships.

Categories: Blog, EverythingPeople
The Importance of Mental Health in the Workplace: A Key to Employee Wellbeing

18 June 2024

The Importance of Mental Health in the Workplace: A Key to Employee Wellbeing

Author: Mary E. Corrado

June is Men’s Mental Health month.  Mental health has become a crucial aspect of overall wellbeing. For employers, recognizing the importance of mental health in the workplace is not just an ethical obligation but a strategic one. Healthy employees are the backbone of a thriving business, and mental wellbeing is integral to their productivity, creativity, and engagement.

Michigan’s Future Looks Bright

4 June 2024

Michigan’s Future Looks Bright

Author: Mary E. Corrado

RSQE, a modeling and forecasting unit that has been in operation at the University of Michigan since 1952, released Michigan’s economic forecast for 2024-2025 last month. I was happy to see that they predict steady job growth, low unemployment, and continued progress toward lower inflation.

Categories: Blog, EverythingPeople
A Fun Exercise with Chat GPT to Identify Your Leadership Styles

21 May 2024

A Fun Exercise with Chat GPT to Identify Your Leadership Styles

Author: Mary E. Corrado

It’s become apparent that AI is here to stay, so we might as well embrace it. Although, ASE recently surveyed Michigan employers and it revealed that that only a quarter of Michigan employers are currently using or planning to implement AI in HR, with significant concerns about reliability, data privacy, and bias.

Categories: Blog, EverythingPeople, AI
Embracing Gen Z in the Workplace

7 May 2024

Embracing Gen Z in the Workplace

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Generation Z—those individuals born between 1997 and 2012 (ages 12-27)-—are rapidly becoming a substantial fraction of the workforce, predicted to account for over a quarter of all workers by 2025. Despite their increasing numbers, there is a notable gap in effectively understanding and integrating the unique attributes of Gen Z into today’s workplace environments, often posing a challenge to managers.

Categories: Blog
The #1 Cause of Employee Burnout – A Toxic Coworker

23 April 2024

The #1 Cause of Employee Burnout – A Toxic Coworker

Author: Mary E. Corrado

McKinsey Health Institute recently conducted a study on the effect of toxic workplaces and how they affect employees. They talked to nearly 15,000 employees and 1,000 HR decision-makers across 15 different countries. Toxic workplace behavior stood out as the primary catalyst for negative employee outcomes, such as burnout and the desire to quit.

Categories: Blog
Survival of the Fittest or Friendliest – Who Wins?

9 April 2024

Survival of the Fittest or Friendliest – Who Wins?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Over the past several years, I’ve noticed a considerable shift in how people treat each other in everyday society.  I’ve seen many more personal attacks and a general lack of respect for others’ beliefs or feelings. In the past, these thoughts were kept private, but in recent times it seems everyone feels compelled to lash out at others with no remorse. It seems to go beyond “Survival of the Fittest” to “Survival of the Meanest.”
Categories: Blog
Mastering Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace: Words Matter

26 March 2024

Mastering Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace: Words Matter

Author: Mary E. Corrado

In our fast-paced digital era, where face-to-face interactions are increasingly rare, the ability to navigate complex interpersonal dynamics is more crucial than ever. Yet, many professionals find themselves lacking the essential people skills needed to effectively manage stress, maintain positive relationships, and prevent conflicts from escalating. At the heart of these capabilities lies emotional intelligence.

Categories: Blog
The Diversity of Work-Life Balance: It Might Even Include Evening and Weekend Work

12 March 2024

The Diversity of Work-Life Balance: It Might Even Include Evening and Weekend Work

Author: Mary E. Corrado

The concept of work-life balance has become a cornerstone of discussions surrounding mental health, productivity, and overall well-being. However, amidst the plethora of advice on achieving this delicate equilibrium, one aspect often overlooked is the individuality of work-life balance. What works for one person may not necessarily work for another.

Mastering Difficult Conversations

27 February 2024

Mastering Difficult Conversations

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Effective leadership hinges on the ability to navigate difficult conversations with grace and proficiency. While nobody enjoys difficult conversations, they can provide opportunities for growth and progress within teams and organizations when handled correctly. Leaders who can adeptly engage in tough discussions foster a culture of transparency, trust, and collaboration. By addressing issues head-on, they prevent unresolved conflicts from festering and potentially derailing projects or...
Categories: Blog
Rehumanizing Work in a Digital World

13 February 2024

Rehumanizing Work in a Digital World

Author: Mary E. Corrado

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.

The Return to Office War is Finally Ending as CEOs See the Value of Hybrid and Remote Work

30 January 2024

The Return to Office War is Finally Ending as CEOs See the Value of Hybrid and Remote Work

Author: Mary E. Corrado

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.

Categories: Blog, Remote Work
Manifesting More in 2024

16 January 2024

Manifesting More in 2024

Author: Mary E. Corrado

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.

Categories: Blog
Is Multi-Tasking Really Possible?

2 January 2024

Is Multi-Tasking Really Possible?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

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%.

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