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Embracing Change for the New Year

Starting a new year can bring a sense of hope and possibility, even in a time of instability. The New Year is an invitation to embrace change, growth, and the endless possibilities that lie ahead. Meaningful change takes time, but becoming the best version of yourself is a journey to be embraced all year long. Reflection Before diving into the future, take a moment to reflect on the past year. What were your successes, challenges, and lessons learned? Reflecting ...More Info

Prioritizing Your Health and Wellbeing During the Holidays

Prioritizing your health and wellbeing is difficult to begin with, and it becomes even harder during the holiday season. For some, the start of the holiday season can also cause increased stress, struggles with sadness, or feelings of loneliness. Between managing work, obligations with family and friends, and just keeping up with life, it can feel overwhelming to try to prioritize your own needs. Here are some tips to consider putting into place so you can prioritize ...More Info

Beyond Burnout: How Leaders Can Foster Well-Being in the Workplace

Beyond Burnout In today's rapidly changing and high-demand work environment, stress has become an unwelcome constant for many employees. For leaders, understanding and addressing this pervasive issue isn’t just about compassion—it’s actually a business imperative. We’ll cover the impacts stress can have on the workplace, things to look out for, and share strategies for managing and mitigating the effects. There are tangible costs to ignoring stress within teams. Productivity ...More Info

Enhancing Communication for Healthy Relationships

Most of us understand that good nutrition, exercise, and reduced stress are part of a healthy lifestyle. More recent studies have uncovered the benefits of social connection, along with how social isolation can negatively affect our health and wellbeing. There are many ingredients to healthy relationships, but it isn’t always easy to maintain balance within those relationships. Consider focusing on a few specific areas which support social connection and healthy ...More Info

Suicide Awareness and Prevention

September is Suicide Prevention Month September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time when companies, schools, non-profits, other groups, and communities unite to highlight mental health advocacy, allyship for survivors, and promote suicide prevention. According to the World Health Organization, over 700,000 people die by suicide each year. Worldwide rates have decreased, but unfortunately the U.S. is one country where suicide has increased in recent years. The key to lowering suicide rates ...More Info

Workplace Inclusivity for Neurodiverse Employees

Diversity in the workplace Creating a workplace culture with diversity and inclusivity is fundamental to an organization’s success. Research reveals more than 1 in 100 people around the world are somewhere on the Autism spectrum, while upwards of fifteen to thirty percent of the world’s population is said to be neurodiverse (ADHD, OCD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette’s syndrome, and others). This sizeable portion of the workforce requires organizations to provide work environments which ...More Info

Combating Compassion Fatigue in HR

HR Staff Consultation It’s not just you. Since the pandemic, many HR professionals have found themselves feeling exhausted, hopeless, like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. There’s a name for this feeling: Compassion fatigue. Many HR professionals are empathetic and caring by nature. They’re uniquely positioned in their roles to encounter people at their low points. And at a time when work has never been tougher, it can be hard to avoid the day-in and day-out of this ...More Info

Creating a Bravespace Workplace

Creating a Bravespace Workplace It's not every day that you read a book that truly inspires. Bravespace Workplace: Making Your Company Fit for Human Life is that book. I loved it so much that I had to bring in Moe Carrick, the author and founder of Momentum, to discuss her book, and what it takes to make a workplace more human and how to create a bravespace workplace in which everyone can thrive.Moe's motivation for writing Bravespace Workspace was grounded in the frustration that we've known for a long time what work conditions bring out the best in people, ...More Info

Why We Need Psychological Safety to do Our Best Work

Why We Need Psychological Safety to do Our Best Work Today, employees at all levels spend 50 percent more of our work time collaborating than we did 20 years ago. As a result, our need for supportive environments is greater than ever.For a recent episode of Transform Your Workplace,  I spoke with Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School and author of the groundbreaking books Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate and Compete in the Knowledge Economy and The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth . In her research, Edmondson ...More Info

What Every HR Department Needs to Know About Internal Communication

As an HR professional, do you feel confident about your communication strategy for relaying news and information that affects employees? Internal communication is the sharing of information between different parts of an organization. When there isn't a strategy for internal communication, important information falls through the cracks. An effective internal communication strategy ...More Info