Addressing Political Discussions at Work

We are living in unprecedented times. Politics consumes discourse, and polarization causes rifts in families and friendships. While political discussions in the workplace aren’t necessarily inappropriate, such conversations can interfere with work relationships, productivity, reputation/brand of the company, morale, and possibly even the civil rights of employees. It can also alienate customers or clients. So…

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How to Talk About COVID-19 at Work

By now, we’ve learned that the COVID-19 pandemic is about so much more than just the virus, especially in how it has affected our work lives. Misinformation, fear, politics, and pre-existing beliefs and mindsets  make it hard for employees to know what to do, what to say, and how to act towards their colleagues. Regardless,…

The New Kind of Workplace Bully

Workplace Bully, A New Kind

Ah, the workplace bully… the loud, obnoxious, and invasive personality that seems to pop-up when they are least expected and most unwanted. Put a group of strangers in a room together, and individual personalities are bound to clash. People might have different ideas of how a department should run, disagreements over prioritization, and frustration with…

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Motivate and Engage Employees in Tech

The Tech industry is the most rapidly growing sector of the economy. It is also sometimes insulated from certain economic booms and busts because organizations in tech often provide innovative and flexible solutions to practical problems. For example, the global health crisis caused by COVID-19 has caused the global economy to take a nosedive, with…

Steps to Conduct Reductions in Force

Reductions in Force : Steps to Conduct

COVID-19 has brought large portions of the global and national economies to a screeching halt. Businesses are seeing slowdowns and the stock market has taken a dive the likes of which we have not seen since 1987’s Black Monday. State governments are encouraging employers to take advantage of work-sharing programs, and furlough rates are at…