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How much should a manager know about their employees’ personal lives? 
How much should a manager know about their employees’ personal lives?  1080 720 Jason Lauritsen

Over the past several months, I’ve been working hard to spread the message that what managers need to successfully navigate this new future of work is compassion.  Compassion connects an awareness of the struggles and suffering of employees with caring actions to help them through it. It’s a big and important step beyond empathy, and…

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3 Big Things You’re Getting Wrong about Post-Pandemic Work
3 Big Things You’re Getting Wrong about Post-Pandemic Work 1080 720 Jason Lauritsen

We’ve officially entered the part of our pandemic journey where we can start planning for how our teams or organizations will work once this virus is under control. To wrestle through sorting out what changes to keep and which to discard as we try to find a new equilibrium.   This is particularly true for…

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How Has Employee Experience Changed?
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I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve spent a lot of time trying to make sense of things over the last year.  So many things changed so quickly. It was disorienting.  Very little has felt certain or settled.  And maybe the one thing that has felt the most uncertain and beyond our…

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Why Employee Well-being is Vital to Work Performance
Why Employee Well-being is Vital to Work Performance 1080 720 Jason Lauritsen

There’s a lot of talk about employee well-being right now.  Apparently, suffering through a global pandemic is enough to finally get us thinking about our well-being more seriously. The consequences of a lack of well-being have been laid bare over the last year.   But employee well-being isn’t a new phenomenon. It’s been lurking in the…

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Management Needs an Upgrade: The Cultivation Mindset
Management Needs an Upgrade: The Cultivation Mindset 1080 794 Jason Lauritsen

The past year forced a lot of changes in the way work happens. When, where, and how we work was disrupted in a way that we’ve never seen before.  Organizations have adapted in some pretty compelling ways.  Safety was made a top priority through changes to the physical workspace along with new protocols, practices, and…

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A Great Tool for Creating Clear Expectations
A Great Tool for Creating Clear Expectations
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In my last post, I shared a story of the consequences that can occur when we aren’t clear on expectations within our work relationships.  Having clarity within any relationship is vital, and it’s something that we all too often leave to chance.  I also encouraged you to use the golden rule of management as a…

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I Broke My Own Golden Rule—Here’s What Happened
I Broke My Own Golden Rule—Here’s What Happened 1080 720 Jason Lauritsen

Recently, I collaborated with a friend on a project. It wasn’t a big project, and we weren’t doing it for money. It was more of an exploratory effort that we were both interested in doing, so we decided to do it together. The two of us have been friends for years but had never done…

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The Other Side of Burnout – What’s Working for Me
The Other Side of Burnout – What’s Working for Me 1080 720 Jason Lauritsen

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you were likely along for the ride last summer as I wrote about facing burnout for the first time and working my way through it. Your responses to those posts reminded me how important it is to “show our work” as humans. Particularly in a world where…

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My Birthday Wish for 2021
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Last year, I published a post on my birthday where I shared a birthday wish (actually a couple) for 2020. This year, I make it a tradition.  There’s something magical about wishes.  Wishing gives you the freedom to ask for anything, no matter how improbable. There are no rules when it comes to wishes.  But…

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Top 5 Virtual Meetings WORST Practices (and How to Fix Them)
Top 5 Virtual Meetings WORST Practices (and How to Fix Them) 1080 540 Jason Lauritsen

At the end of last year, I created a fun survey to invite people to share their biggest frustrations with virtual meetings at work. It was an invitation to vent, complain, and let it all out. Eighty of you took the opportunity to share your biggest gripes. And thanks to my friends at Waggl, who…

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