Category: Problem Solving
5 Tips for Calming Anxieties About Returning To Work After COVID-19 As the world slowly begins to contemplate returning to the office after these long and difficult 18 months defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, the reality is that it’s not quite so easy as just telling your staff to start commuting again. Between ongoing fears of new variants, minors still not able to receive the vaccine, and the subsequent social anxiety that results from being isolated for so long, many people will find it difficult to make the mental switch back to full-time office work.
How to Avoid “Languishing and Leaving” Keep employees engaged to avoid losing good people As we move into the second half of 2021, there is a dominant sense of “blah” permeating the workplace. If you (or your employees) are showing signs of this, you aren’t alone. Coined “languishing,” this sense of stagnation and joylessness is a direct result of the fatigue that set in around the pandemic — and then the push to bring people back into workplace environments that try to pretend nothing has changed. This is a recipe for disaster — one which is already playing out with companies reporting record numbers of resignations, as well as furloughed workers declining to return at all.
The general definition of “mindfulness” is “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.” When it comes to the workplace — the place most of us spend the majority of our waking hours — mindfulness can bring a host of benefits. Scientific studies have proven that employees that practice mindfulness in the workplace experience everything from reduced stress to improved concentration.
The Toxic Work Environments episode of our TeamBonding podcast TeamBuilding Saves the World confronts the all too well-known topic of toxic workplaces, how to tell if you’re in one, and how to handle it. Rich Rininsland talks about increasingly toxic work environments with expert Nicole L. Turner, CEO of Nicole L. Turner Consulting and The Culture Pro™. Listen to the Toxic Work Environment podcast for Rich and Nicole’s conversation about navigating toxic work environments and making the best choices for your personal success.
The 2021 Olympic Games are upon us after a long year of waiting! The Tokyo Olympics will begin with the opening ceremony on Friday, July 23, and span 17 days to the closing ceremony on Sunday, August 8. But keep an eye out for a few preliminary events that will be happening before July 23!
In episode five of this season’s TeamBonding Saves the World podcast, Angela Lussier, CEO and founder of the Speaker Sisterhood, joins Rich Rinnisland to talk about why speak up culture is so important and the vitality of women speaking up and having a voice in the corporate world. To listen to the full conversation, the Speak Up Culture episode can be accessed here.
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