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The Art of Joy at Work change analytics joy at work Jan 17, 2021

Written by Roxanne Brown

Inside the first few weeks of the year, we’ve noticed a theme: People having trouble getting back into their work.

If this is you, here are a few thought experiments to try!

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What if you imagined your workday as a story? How would you like...

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Nurturing Trust at Work change analytics joy at work Jan 14, 2021

Written by Roxanne Brown

We (The Change Decision) often talk about trust at work in terms of risk. How risky is it for me to trust my boss? My colleagues? My company? My team?

Joy at Work is present when I don’t have to think about that and just focus on the work. When my attention...

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Joy at Work in Action change analytics joy at work Jan 05, 2021

Written by Roxanne Brown

When we do work we enjoy that contributes toward a shared goal, we feel joy at work.

When we give selflessly to colleagues, when we work hard with others that are seeking the same goal, when we believe the goal is worth going after, when we trust each other, we feel...

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The 2020 Word Was Freedom change change analytics joy at work Jan 01, 2021

Written by Roxanne Brown

In January 2020, I chose a word for the year: Freedom. That choice was about freedom from self-doubt, freedom from the noise in my head and the freedom to choose from more options resulting from the first two. When I think back on that now, I can hear the wish to go...

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The Change Decision 2020 Family Christmas Newsletter change leadership joy at work Dec 26, 2020

Dear Friends and Family,

This was an unprecedented year for The Change Decision family.  Truly unprecedented! (Fun fact: The word “unprecedented” has enjoyed unprecedented usage this past year.) As we wrap ourselves in the warm glow of end-of-the-year reflection, we wanted to...

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2020’s Silver Lining is Connection change analytics virtual teams Dec 24, 2020

Written by Ed Cook

Even if it doesn’t make sense, after seeing a pattern, one has to admit that there is something there, right? We have seen a pattern in what people have told us in dozens of interviews and client meetings and virtual courses. The pattern is increased...

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Own Your Talent change leadership joy at work Dec 13, 2020

Written by Roxanne Brown

Even if you're lucky enough to be working for a company that's investing in your growth, it's up to you to own your talent. It's up to you to own your career development.

In a joy research interview, a CEO mentioned she worked for her current company for over 10...

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It's Becoming Okay to Talk About Feelings at Work change leadership joy research Dec 11, 2020

Written by Roxanne Brown

In a Joy Research Interview this week, a senior executive said this year one of the biggest changes that happened in her company is it became okay to talk about feelings at work. It started at the top. It started with one executive admitting how he was feeling, and...

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Balancing Respect change leadership joy research Dec 09, 2020

Written by Ed Cook

As we grow up, Respect is something we are taught to give. Children are told to respect their teachers and coaches and other adults. The Judeo-Christian Bible commands Respect for parents, placing the commandment, “Honor Thy Father and Mother, ” after commandments...

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Joy in the Workplace is a Practice change leadership joy at work Dec 07, 2020

Written by Roxanne Brown

Rather than a destination, Joy at Work is a practice.

While most people like the idea of growing joy for themselves, they often have only a vague notion of what that means to them. Tuning into what joy at work means to you is a good first step. Here are some...

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Your Impact on the Joy of Others change leadership joy at work Dec 02, 2020

Written by Roxanne Brown

Most people don’t think about the impact they have on others at work. That’s not a character flaw, that’s just not how we’re trained to think about work.

If you think about your ripple effect on your colleagues, that can help you find...

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4 Myths of the Change Management Profession change Nov 14, 2020

Several signs indicate a growing, positive recognition of the Change Management profession. Roxanne Brown shares four myths and positive trends.

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