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Workplace: Getting By versus Getting Ahead

“Getting by versus getting ahead” is someone else’s phrase. As year-end reflections and reviews come to the fore, this is a helpful question to ask ourselves: are we getting by or getting ahead? “Getting by” brings to mind things like: living paycheck to paycheck;...

Workplace: Talent Desert Solutions

Water America’s Talent – Ignoring America’s Talent Desert Won’t Solve the Problem! a guest blog from Edward Gordon. We are now on an unsustainable labor economic course. A Deloitte and Manufacturing Institute 2018 Skills Gap study projected that 2.4...

Workplace: Slides

Slides are a feature in the JUMP (Jack’s Urban Meeting Place) building in downtown Boise, Idaho. JUMP is a community space for events, workshops, and tradeshows that is grounded in creativity, taking healthy risks, and stretching yourself into new, helpful directions....

Workplace: Noun, Verb, Adjective

Words matter. How we use words when speaking, writing, presenting, and marketing affects our outcomes and our relationships. Consider whether you describe yourself and your work as a noun (static), as a verb (action), or as an adjective (descriptive). For instance, (I...

Workplace: Restaurant Rules

Restaurant rules abound from health departments around the world. Wash your hands. Handle food properly. Report illnesses. Provide access to your restaurant space. Health inspections are made and reports written – even listed in the newspaper. Restroom signs remind us...

Workplace: Groundskeeping

Groundskeeping involves the actions of taking care of the grounds, yard, and outdoor spaces that surround a building. Some definitions include tending land for aesthetic and functional purposes in institutional settings. Groundskeeping involves, pruning trees, mowing...

Workplace: Entrances

Entrances include architectural spaces and human entries into a room. The entrances of architectural spaces are today’s focus. Over the last months of summer, I began noticing how many public and commercial entrances were uninviting because of the amount of trash and...