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Employee Engagement for You: July 2020 Edition
Employee Engagement for You: July 2020 Edition 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

When I feel overwhelmed or stressed, my go-to strategy to find my way back to feeling calm and centered is gratitude. That allure of comfort is powerful. But that path leads nowhere. The old normal is gone. And good riddance. We can do better. As I write this today, I’m feeling a bit of both.…

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Embrace the Suck
Embrace the Suck 700 468 Jason Lauritsen

Embrace the suck. This is a familiar phrase for those who have served in the military. It’s a way to remind yourself or others that what you are doing is hard but important and that you need to keep going. The difficulty and discomfort of the experience are a necessary part of the mission or…

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What Does Employee Engagement Mean? Everything You Need to Know
What Does Employee Engagement Mean? Everything You Need to Know 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

“Employee engagement” has become such a common term that it’s easy to assume everyone knows exactly what it means. The words have a positive ring, for sure. (Most of us associate engagement with marriage and that’s a pretty happy time.) But what exactly does engagement mean at work? And how is it related to other…

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Employee Engagement For You: The Latest News June 2020
Employee Engagement For You: The Latest News June 2020 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Do you feel like you are standing at a fork in the road? On one path, we attempt to circle back to return things to normal. We seek the comfort of how things used to be before COVID. Before George Floyd. Before everything changed. That allure of comfort is powerful.  But that path leads nowhere.…

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Keeping Employees Connected (Without the Terrible Virtual Happy Hours)
Keeping Employees Connected (Without the Terrible Virtual Happy Hours) 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Whether it’s because your workforce is newly remote or because you can’t hold in-person meetings right now, you are probably worrying about how to keep your employees connected. This has been a common refrain in the conversations I’ve been having lately. I’m excited that this is a top concern for organizations and leaders. It’s overdue.…

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Our Crisis of Trust at Work
Our Crisis of Trust at Work 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

As I’ve talked to leaders and managers over the past weeks, the two biggest issues on their minds have been supporting remote work and the “return to the office” plan. The general feeling I get from most I talk to is that they believe remote working is temporary, and they are expecting (or at least…

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How to Shape the Future of Work NOW
How to Shape the Future of Work NOW 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

I’ve been struggling the past couple of weeks to write. Every time I sit down in front of my keyboard, I feel conflicted. The range of issues facing people leaders and organizations varies so widely. On one end of the spectrum are those employers whose primary challenge is supporting the employees who moved from an…

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Employee Engagement for You: The Latest News April 2020
Employee Engagement for You: The Latest News April 2020 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

It feels like the world has been turned upside down in the last few months. As we try to adjust to our new realities, riding the daily emotional rollercoaster that is life right now, it can be hard to stay grounded. In the midst of all of this, there are two things I try to…

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How (and Why) to Check in With Your Employees Now More Than Ever
How (and Why) to Check in With Your Employees Now More Than Ever 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

If you are like most people, you are concerned about how the current situation is going to affect those closest to you. My two youngest are out of school and are trying to make sense of everything that’s happening. It must feel strange and out of balance to them. My priority is making sure they…

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What Your Employees Need From You Right Now
What Your Employees Need From You Right Now 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

For the amount of talk and training and coaching we’ve deployed over the years about change, you’d think we would be better equipped when big changes show up. Maybe nothing would have prepared us for the collective gut punch that we are all experiencing right now. I know that I certainly got knocked off balance…

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