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Workplace: Jokes

Jokes at work might lighten the mood. More often however, jokes and sarcasm at work create discomfort, hurt, and even retaliation. As someone who did not grow up hearing jokes and sarcasm, I’ve found myself in some challenging situations. On one presentation occasion,...

Workplace: Holiday

Workplace: Holiday Today is a holiday – for some workplaces. For many it is not a day off, it is just an ordinary day. Whether you are working or not today, a holiday holds many business considerations. Shall we have a Holiday Sale? Many companies selling consumer...
Workplace: Follow-Through

Workplace: Follow-Through

Accountability includes doing what you say you will do in the timeframe requested. In other words, follow-through is a part of accountability. Who will do What by When is a key phrase when managing time, action-planning, and strategic planning. “Who will do what by...
Workplace: Dogs

Workplace: Dogs

How many of these sayings have you heard as it relates to working? Working like a dog.Dog-friendly workplace.Literally, I work with dogs (at a veterinary office or pet supply store).Stop barking up the wrong tree!Bring your dog to work day. These are all sayings I’ve...
Workplace: SWOT

Workplace: SWOT

SWOT: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats is what the acronym stands for. Used in strategic planning sessions and in organizational goal setting, SWOT is a tool that provides insights, focal areas for continued actions and behaviors as well as pinpoints...
Workplace: Follow-Through

Workplace: KIS at Work

KIS at work is not a call for inappropriate office behavior! It is a memorable acronym for Keep It Simple. (In the last century there was a second “s” that stood for “stupid” – thus the dropping of the last “s” in this century of conversation.) Keeping It Simple at...
Workplace: EA

Workplace: EA

Reading of a statewide, well-known natural resources advocate’s suicide last week, at age 42, calls the employee assistance program (EAP) to mind. EAPs include counselling and other resources meant to make life easier and more manageable. If your company has one,...