The global talent shortage that began before COVID-19 entered our lexicon has only accelerated thanks to the pandemic. Companies that can successfully manage the labor market have a competitive advantage over other organizations that are falling short in the battle for talent. Source With 69% of employers around the world reporting they cannot find the workers with the skills they need, the recent ManpowerGroup report, The Great Realization: A Look at the 2022 Labor Landscape, finds whoever holds the talent holds the future. The talent shortage challenge is a complex issue with no easy answers. Several factors are at play, including: Shifting demographics (including shrinking birth rates) Reduced mobility across borders […]
Toxic workplace cultures, often driven by bad bosses, are a top reason people quit their jobs. The Wolf of Wall Street/Paramount Pictures Source A top reason people quit their jobs is because of toxic workplace cultures, per MIT. Bad bosses fuel toxic workplace cultures by gossiping or ignoring your viewpoint. If you don’t quit, there are some ways to mend your relationship like trying to find common ground. Workers are quitting in droves, and bad bosses have a lot to do with it. Between April and September 2021, more than 24 million American employees quit their jobs, an all-time record. MIT researchers investigated why and found, in a study, that the top reason […]
Founder of Angie Wisdom Life & Business Coaching, Professional Certified Coach, motivational speaker and awareness creator. The new year is here, and our focus is now on what to expect in 2022. Regardless of whether 2021 was a banner year for you – or one of necessary change – I challenge you to do as I advise my clients: create the best version of the life you want in 2022. Source: Forbes What does that mean? It’s time to no longer ignore the bigger goals and dreams that have been set aside to achieve your success. Imagine if, in the next year, you could reach for more and still have high levels […]
One of the most challenging aspects of a virtual meeting is keeping people’s attention. It’s important to be thoughtful about how you engage attendees. In the first minute of your meeting, help participants experience the problem you want them to solve by sharing statistics, anecdotes, or analogies that dramatize the issue. Then emphasize shared responsibility for solving it. Define a highly structured and brief task they can tackle in small groups of two or three people and give them a medium with which to communicate with one another (video conference, Slack channel, messaging platform, audio breakouts). Then have the groups report out. Never go longer than 5-10 minutes without giving […]
During the remote meeting Source 1. Introduce everyone The video camera doesn’t show every speaker throughout the meeting. Some software shows an icon or picture of who is involved in the meeting, but it is good practice to introduce everyone attending. Managers at OnPoint Consulting post pictures of attendees on the wall when the video is not used, because people are more willing to participate and are more open when they know who’s on the call. The most important step for increasing meeting engagement in my opinion is for the meeting host to ensure that all attendees are introduced and announced at the meeting, including their role (obviously if there […]
You’re on a conference call and somehow wandered into the kitchen. Next thing you know you’re eating crackers and dry cereal out of the box. Or maybe you got so caught up in a project that you suddenly realize you haven’t eaten a thing all day. Or perhaps the “I’ll just have a handful of chips as I work” mentality turned into accidently eating the entire bag. Source Keeping your nutrition in check can be tough when your home is your office. You feel comfortable and there’s plenty of food available. And unlike in the office, you’re free to graze all day and the fridge is all yours. But this […]
Creating a healthy work-life balance is hard enough when you work in an office all day, but it can be just as hard when work and life are happening in the same space. Find out how you can avoid the pitfalls and maximize the benefits of working from home. Source The Benefits — and Challenges — of Working From Home There are undeniable benefits to working from home: the freedom and flexibility of working in familiar surroundings, no co-workers to distract you, being able to wear what you want, time with your pets and/or kids, and the opportunity to knock out some chores, according to Dr. Josh Klapow, clinical psychologist. […]
We gathered for you a small collection of Indoor Wellness Tips that can improve your mood and physical health. They are all practical, meaningful, from reliable sources and easy to do. Most important, we use them on a daily basis ourselves 🙂 Hope you find them useful.
We gathered for you a small collection of Immune System Tips that can boost your health and act as preventive measures. They are all practical, meaningful, from reliable sources and easy to find or order online. Most important, we use them on a daily basis ourselves 🙂 Hope you find them useful.
“Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.” Bo Bennett “To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.” Peter McWilliams “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anais Nin Source 1. Find the optimistic viewpoint in a negative situation. One of the simplest but most effective ways to build a more positive outlook has in my experience been to ask more helpful questions as often as possible. When I am in what seems like a negative situation – maybe I have been lazy, made a mistake, […]