How Leadership Will Change for the Future of Work

22 September 2020

How Leadership Will Change for the Future of Work

Author: Mary E. Corrado

This pandemic has shifted how organizations operate. And while many of the changes can be seen as temporary, many of them are likely here to stay. We’ll likely never go back to what we used to consider normal.  The shift to remote work has had and will continue to have a profound impact on organizations and how we lead our employees.

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Are You at Your Surge Capacity?

8 September 2020

Are You at Your Surge Capacity?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Surge capacity is “a collection of adaptive systems — mental and physical — that humans draw on for short-term survival in acutely stressful situations, such as natural disasters.”  This is how we get through stressful periods or events in our life. But with a pandemic, the stressful situation is spread out over a much longer period of time, and many of us have likely depleted our surge capacity.

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Are You Mentally Tough?

25 August 2020

Are You Mentally Tough?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

I think we’ve all had to be mentally tough over the last six months and are all striving to find ways to be tougher. I recently read an article on Forbes.com that outlines seven things mentally tough people never do.  I like that these apply both professionally and also in how we can better handle ourselves during the stress of the pandemic.

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Remote Work Best Practice Tips from Google

11 August 2020

Remote Work Best Practice Tips from Google

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Google recently surveyed more than 5,000 employees and held focus groups to understand the impact of distributed work after recently announcing that they would extend remote work through at least July 2021.

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4 Signs Your Employees and HR Have a Disconnect

28 July 2020

4 Signs Your Employees and HR Have a Disconnect

Author: Mary E. Corrado

While employee experience is important to HR, it is often overestimated to be more positive than it actually is.  A recent survey by Topia, Adapt or Lose the War for Talent: Why Your Employee Experience Needs an Upgrade, shows some insight into how employees really feel.

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Creating a Successful Hybrid Workplace

14 July 2020

Creating a Successful Hybrid Workplace

Author: Mary E. Corrado

In my last blog I wrote about the likelihood of work becoming a hybrid blend of remote and office. However, there are some leadership challenges to be aware of when creating a hybrid environment that will be successful.  

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Office? Remote?  Hybrid is more likely.

30 June 2020

Office? Remote? Hybrid is more likely.

Author: Mary E. Corrado

As we return to work, employees and employers will need to adjust to a new way of doing things. Employees have grown accustomed to the flexibility they have with remote work.  While many miss the office, many do not.

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Is Zoom Fatigue Real?

16 June 2020

Is Zoom Fatigue Real?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Sometimes lately I wonder why I am so exhausted at the end of the day.  I used to travel around from one meeting to another all day long.  Now I have the leisure of doing all my meetings online from the comfort of my own home. But why am I more exhausted now?

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Considerations for When and How to Bring Employees Back

2 June 2020

Considerations for When and How to Bring Employees Back

Author: Mary E. Corrado

As Michigan enters phase 4 of reopening, organizations must decide how to phase their workers back into the office. I know several businesses who have already chosen to stay fully remote even once we reach phase  6 – post-pandemic. But not all business can support that, so how do you bring employees back safely?

 

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The Post-Pandemic Workplace

19 May 2020

The Post-Pandemic Workplace

Author: Mary E. Corrado

As we slowly return to the workplace, will it ever return to “normal?”  Not right away, if ever.

World Economic Forum outlined several trends likely to shape the post-COVID workplace.  Some of these I agree with, some I have trouble with.

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Trust and Empathy During a Crisis

5 May 2020

Trust and Empathy During a Crisis

Author: Mary E. Corrado

HR is front and center during a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic we are experiencing right now.  The everyday responsibilities of HR shift while dealing with a crisis such as this.  HR and leadership must create a sense of trust and empathy. 

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Lessons Learned from The Pandemic

21 April 2020

Lessons Learned from The Pandemic

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Even through the hardest of times, there is always something we can learn. “Never let a crisis go to waste” is a quote that continues to come to mind.

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We’re in This Together

7 April 2020

We’re in This Together

Author: Mary E. Corrado

COVID-19 has hit Michigan and the nation harder than anyone expected. Many ASE member organizations have stepped up to provide services and produce items in need.  I am very proud to have them as ASE members and would like to recognize a few of the organizations currently helping out:

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Ways to Protect Your Mental Health During the Pandemic

24 March 2020

Ways to Protect Your Mental Health During the Pandemic

Author: Mary E. Corrado

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every one of us, and we are each processing it differently.  Never before in my lifetime have I experienced a shelter-in-place order.  This is a big adjustment for all of us, and Forbes recently posted an article with some mental health practices that are helpful during this pandemic.

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Even Professional Writers Make Mistakes

10 March 2020

Even Professional Writers Make Mistakes

Author: Mary E. Corrado

As an avid reader, I often notice writing or grammar mistakes in professionally published works. Quickanddirtytips.com surveyed editors at Macmillan Publishers and asked them to rank the most common writing and grammar mistakes they see.  With the writer being so close to his/her work, the editors are who catch most of these common mistakes:

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