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

The honeymoon is over. That’s actually both a terrible and perfect way to describe where we are right now. The past six months haven’t felt anything like a honeymoon, but they may end up feeling that way in hindsight someday. When everything changed in the spring, we buckled down and adapted because we had no…

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Please Don’t Fake It (The Authentic You is Worth the Work)
Please Don’t Fake It (The Authentic You is Worth the Work) 700 468 Jason Lauritsen

Last week, I opened the weekly email from a thought leader I really admire, Marc Effron. Marc is probably best known for writing the genius book, One Page Talent Management. I first crossed paths with Marc in 2006 when we were both speaking at the same event. We were both corporate HR execs at the…

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Burnout and Putting Me Back Together Again
Burnout and Putting Me Back Together Again 1080 608 Jason Lauritsen

About two weeks ago, I wrote about my realization that I was suffering from burnout. The response to the post was both affirming and concerning.  Affirmation came in the form of messages and comments signifying I wasn’t alone. Others saw themselves in my situation. They were feeling the same exhaustion and lack of joy. In…

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Employee Engagement Essentials Post-COVID
Employee Engagement Essentials Post-COVID 1000 555 Jason Lauritsen

I originally wrote this post for my friends at Workhuman. I asked their permission to share it here as well because I thought you might find it valuable. If you’d like to view the original post, you can find it here:  https://www.workhuman.com/resources/globoforce-blog/employee-engagement-essentials-post-covid.  This week, all over the U.S., schools are reopening and millions of kids are heading back to…

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Sending My Kids Back to School Broke Me
Sending My Kids Back to School Broke Me 1000 555 Jason Lauritsen

I thought I was doing pretty well. When our lives (and my business) got turned upside down in March, I hunkered down. I’ve been through some tough times before, so I knew that I could survive whatever was to come. My wife and I figured out the “school from home” mess and made the best…

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No. The Future of Work is NOT Work From Home
No. The Future of Work is NOT Work From Home 1080 599 Jason Lauritsen

A lot has changed over the past several months at work. This virus showed up and lit the status quo on fire. A majority of office workers now work from home. And we’ve been scrambling ever since.  The most intense disruption has been felt in jobs and work that once happened in an office setting…

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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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