Give Yourself Permission to Dial It Back

You’ve heard it time and time again: overwork is bad for you. It hurts your productivity — and your health. So give yourself permission to dial it back, even just a little. Start by noticing the story you’re telling yourself about work. For example, if you find yourself working on a weekend or responding to… Read More Give Yourself Permission to Dial It Back

Hybrid Will Only Work with Employee Input

If your company is putting a hybrid-work plan in place, you can’t assume you’ll know how well it’s working. You will need to solicit input from your employees, not just at the beginning of the implementation process, but along the way as well. Make it clear that this is an experiment and that you may… Read More Hybrid Will Only Work with Employee Input

How to Experiment with a 4-Day Workweek

You’ve probably heard about the benefits of a four-day workweek — for both employers and employees. Maybe you’ve even considered trying it out in your organization. But it can be difficult to go from the idea to a successful implementation. Here are several things to keep in mind if you want to experiment with a… Read More How to Experiment with a 4-Day Workweek

Who benefits most from company mentorship programs? — Quartz

Quartz’s cross-departmental mentorship program has a relatively high participation rate. Yet each year there is a last-minute scramble to encourage employees who could benefit from the program to sign up. As one of the organizers, I’ll admit that I’ve occasionally thought: What if people didn’t get to choose whether or not to participate in mentorship?Our… Who… Read More Who benefits most from company mentorship programs? — Quartz

Connect and Build Trust with Your Colleagues

So much of our success depends on building relationships with our colleagues. But how can you build rapport in an authentic way? Here are four strategies.• Find ways to make yourself well rounded. You need something to talk about with your colleagues so it’s important to have interests and hobbies. Is there something you’ve always… Read More Connect and Build Trust with Your Colleagues

How to Follow Up When You’ve Been “Ghosted” at Work

Whether it’s a recruiter who has gone silent after extending a job offer or a connection on LinkedIn who stops responding, you’ve probably been professionally “ghosted” before. Instances of sudden silence can shatter your confidence and leave you feeling confused and rejected. What went wrong? Is it appropriate to follow up — again? Instead of… Read More How to Follow Up When You’ve Been “Ghosted” at Work