Addressing Microaggressions at Work

Addressing Microaggressions at Work

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When it comes to talking about microaggressions, some may choose to focus on unconscious bias. Many times, individuals will claim to not have intended to upset another person and express that a harmful comment was a joke or innocent; however, this is a way to shirk responsibility. Microaggression is about intention. As professionals, we want to be known for what we contribute to our workplace, and as individuals, we want to be known for what we contribute to the lives of those around us. Many do not want to be known by something that is fact. For example, referring to an older coworker as ‘Gramps’ may seem like a harmless comment; but, this statement does not account for how this statement impacts the recipient of the comment and severely limits…
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3 Tips to Set Meaningful Boundaries in the Today’s Workplace

3 Tips to Set Meaningful Boundaries in the Today’s Workplace

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As the pandemic situation continues to change, businesses are starting to bring their employees back into the workplace — whether it be fully back in the office, an alternating schedule, or hybrid working (half from home, half in office). Individuals who are returning to their work routine from 2019 are finding that they feel out of place and what used to be their ‘normal’ routine isn’t so ‘normal’ anymore.  After nearly two years of being home, we as organizational leaders must recognize that employees respond to change differently. The feelings and traumas they experienced during the Coronavirus pandemic are unique to each individual. As employees return to the workplace, it is important to establish boundaries in order for your teams to feel comfortable and confident and ultimately, be productive. How…
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