Self-Care for Remote Workers

Self-Care for Remote Workers

Management and Leadership
What is Self-Care? We have all had to adapt to a virtual world, and while many workplaces are seemingly reverting to their previous in-person environments, many workers are still working remotely or on a hybrid schedule. Many of us know that working from home isn’t just us sitting on the couch in comfy clothes waiting for a work task to be assigned. For some of us, we are working longer and harder than when we were in the office.Those who are working harder and longer feel they have no time for themselves anymore. Since they aren’t leaving their home for work, workers can have a hard time prioritizing and separating themselves from work.  As a manager, you must encourage your remote team members to proactively and consciously practice self-care. There…
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Strategies to Deal with a Toxic Coworker

Strategies to Deal with a Toxic Coworker

Management and Leadership, Staff Development
Ideally, your workplace should be a place where you feel safe, comfortable, and productive — not unwelcome and uncomfortable. Toxic coworkers can create an antagonistic environment for everyone in your organization. Constantly interacting with someone who behaves disrespectfully takes a toll on your mental and physical well-being, and this is something that should be addressed.  3 Strategies to Deal with a Toxic Coworker Toxic coworkers aren’t people who annoy us — they are people who drain us. Between their behaviors and interactions, they drain us mentally and physically. We spend a lot of time thinking about what to do with them, talking with other people about how to respond, or even spending time trying to please them. Here are some strategies you can use to deal with a toxic coworker:…
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Asking for Civility in the Workplace

Asking for Civility in the Workplace

Coaching and Consulting, Culture and Compliance, Management and Leadership
In the workplace, it’s easy to have different personalities and attitudes that can create a hostile work environment. As humans, it’s in our nature to defend ourselves and what we think is right, but this isn’t always the best attitude to have when in a work environment. When a work environment becomes hostile due to issues with coworkers, issues over something someone said, or someone’s feelings being hurt, it can create an environment where no one wants to work or feels safe — ultimately decreasing productivity and detracting from your corporate culture. When Civility is Missing from the Workplace Incivility is defined as a lack of respect for someone else’s feelings, their possessions or property, and includes various actions, including things we may not consider, such as leaving a shared…
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5 Tips To Minimize Time Bandits at Work

5 Tips To Minimize Time Bandits at Work

Management and Leadership
Throughout your workday, you never know what’s going to come up. Something could happen and you are at the end of your day wondering ‘where did the day go?’ We make to-do lists for ourselves but as our workday wraps up, we look at our lists and see what we didn’t get done or what else we need to get done and we find ourselves wishing we had more time in our days. No matter what field you work in, there are always going to be unexpected surprises that pop up throughout the day that take you away from what you are working on. Sometimes these surprises take a couple of minutes, while some may take hours. There are ways to manage these surprises and feel productive and accomplished at…
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Talking About Diversity at Work

Talking About Diversity at Work

Culture and Compliance, Management and Leadership, Workplace Styles and Assessments
Today’s world is much more aware of social issues and how they affect our world as a whole. With this heightened awareness, we have noticed that our clients are more hesitant to talk about these very sensitive topics and issues. But each day, we bring who we are, our experiences, and how we look at the world to work with us every day. Whether you’re working in a brick-and-mortar store, in an office, or remotely, it’s important to know how to have sensitive conversations, as well as make everyone involved feel safe and comfortable in their work environment. In one of our previous podcasts, we discuss how employers and managers can promote the importance of diversity awareness in a way that feels safe to everyone in the organization. Using the…
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