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Workplace: Birthdays

Workplace birthdays often attempt to meet the needs of celebration and productivity. Gone are the days of celebrating each person’s actual birth date. Now a once-a-month celebration of all birthdays is more common. In some workplaces, birthday celebrations are not...

Workplace: And Or

And: A word used to connect things or ideas that are to be taken jointly. Such as “peanut butter and jelly” or “Did you bring the budget spreadsheet and team calendar?”    And: Used to interject an idea into another sentence: “We were planning to meet online...

Workplace: Today

Today is different than yesterday. Tomorrow will be different than today. This is always true. Now, daily changes carry volume and weight that feel more ominous, like storm clouds gathering, holding unknown results. How long will we work from home? When can we go back...

Workplace: Cycles

Cycles come in many forms: life cycles; product life cycles; bicycles; tricycles; financial cycles; open/shut cycles; and more. The open/shut cycling is something I learned when the overhead door stopped opening. The door repair team explained that springs are rated...

Workplace: Desk-top

Our desk-tops – electronically and physically – communicate to us and to others what we value. They illustrate what we spend our time doing and pursuing. And, they can shout what our working style is because of the visuals they provide to others. Electronic desk-top:...

Workplace: Chin Up

The phrase that comes to mind today, after weeks of stay-home orders and virtual work, is “Chin Up.” Perhaps it is the best self-coaching I can find to remind myself not to give in to the stir-crazy I felt last week (as I am an extrovert), the fears about our economic...

Workplace: Clean

Let’s hope that a silver lining resulting from the stay-home orders around the world will lead to workplaces and living spaces that are cleaner than ever. Now, that’s not to say that some places were not already clean, sanitized, and healthy to work in – some were....