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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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The #1 Management Imperative for 2021
The #1 Management Imperative for 2021 1080 540 Jason Lauritsen

Well, we made it. We’ve turned the page from 2020. After last year, surviving the year feels like a milestone to celebrate. We certainly toasted the end of the year at our house. Now a new year begins with at least the promise that the end of this pandemic-fueled era of disruption is on the…

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Reflections and Learnings from 2020
Reflections and Learnings from 2020 1080 540 Jason Lauritsen

While this has felt like the longest year in recorded history, the end of the year sort of snuck up on me. Thankfully, it’s because I’ve been busy with work. But that means I’m behind on my end-of-year planning efforts.  One of the things I try to do each year is reflect upon and process…

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The Right Way to Support Employee Productivity
The Right Way to Support Employee Productivity 1080 540 Jason Lauritsen

Given where we find ourselves at the end of 2020, it’s not surprising that one of the biggest concerns being discussed by managers and leaders everywhere is employee productivity. Whether your work requires you to be face-to-face with customers or patients or it confines you to a home office, there are more stressors and distractions…

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Winter is Coming
Winter is Coming 1080 718 Jason Lauritsen

For those of you who aren’t Game of Thrones fans, this title probably seems silly to you. An observation like this certainly isn’t going to earn me a job as a meteorologist any time soon. But, if you are a GoT fan, you know these three words represent a warning. When the words “winter is…

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3 Simple Tips for Managing Remote Employees
3 Simple Tips for Managing Remote Employees 1000 668 Jason Lauritsen

Regardless of when this pandemic ends (which feels like never to me right now), the way we work will never go back to how it was before. Sure, offices will open and some people will return to their cubicles, but many won’t. If there’s one thing we’ve learned about work over the past several months,…

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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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