Did you know that play is one of the best tools for children to learn how to navigate stress? According to the Baltimore fishbowl, play also helps kids with developing feelings of self-confidence, concentration, resilience, and developing healthy relationships with caregivers and peers.
For many companies and their employees, the way we work has shifted dramatically in the past two years. As we transition to "the new normal," many companies are working with a hybrid model and having their employees visit the office only a few days a week. So, with all these changes and less time together in-person, how do we make sure to maintain a strong workplace culture?
"I wear a lot of hats" is not a fashion statement anymore. Instead, it's a statement about your professional versatility, agility, and capability. Wearing a lot of hats means you can do just about anything.
But wearing lots of hats can be stressful! So we're here to help, with 3 simple tips for employees like you who find themselves juggling new and competing responsibilities.
It's been nine weeks since stay at home orders made their way across the country, but for many of us, it has felt much longer. Because we are working remotely, we no longer get as much social interaction from our peers and colleagues. And, at a certain point, the endless string of video meetings is more draining than energizing.
But we're here to show you that hope is not lost.
You do not have to feel isolated or alone during the COVID-19 quarantine. There are still plenty of ways to feel connected to your team, your company, and the work you're doing.
With the latest advice from the coronavirus task force to limit gathering to groups with 10 or fewer, many companies across the country have decided to implement teleworking policies to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Whether your company always works remotely or is doing so temporarily, there are very real benefits gained from offering this flexibility to employees.
But it does take some forethought to build or maintain a team when you're not physically in the same place.