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The Crisis of Emotional Capital joy at work team engagement May 22, 2022

Written by Ed Cook

The last couple of years forced two global experiments, one in remote education and the other in remote work. Much of these two experiments are about human interaction. They explore what it means to communicate, to lead, to teach. The final and full understanding of...

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The Joy of Managing Up joy at work Apr 10, 2022

Written by Roxanne Brown

For good reason, managing up gets a bad rap. When the concept was first introduced to me it was in the context of working for a difficult boss. Later it became a recommended strategy for getting promoted or keeping senior management happy. Applied in these...

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What's a Trust Fall? joy at work virtual teams Apr 03, 2022

Written by Roxanne Brown

What's a Trust Fall? Or rather, what’s the point of it? The trust fall is an exercise meant to increase confidence between people: “I can rely on you for my safety and success when I’m at risk personally. And you can rely on me in the same...

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How to Trust Your Team More (in 5 days) joy at work leadership Feb 20, 2022

Written by Roxanne Brown

Imagine if you trusted everyone you work with to do everything you need them to do, in the way you need them to do it. Imagine how liberating that would be. Imagine what you could accomplish, what your team could accomplish. It’s all about Trust.

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Joy at Work Monday Message: Joining Forces joy at work leadership Feb 07, 2022

Even in the worst situations you can spread joy by joining forces with others to shift the energy and atmosphere at work. And, what’s great about doing this with others is it can lift your spirits too!

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Employee Engagement Hinges on a Handful of Influencers change joy at work team engagement Feb 04, 2022

Written by Ed Cook

With the Great Resignation causing distressing amounts of employee turnover and dismal employee retention numbers, Employee Engagement is front of mind for many leaders. What employee engagement is, however, can be elusive.  Some see it as activities associated with...

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If You Want to Generate Smiles at Work Today joy at work leadership team engagement Feb 01, 2022

Written by Roxanne Brown

If you want to generate more smiles at work today, here are some ideas to help your team feel appreciated…

  • In conversations, hold space for your team members to gather their thoughts and share ideas: "In this conversation, please feel free to take a...
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Joy at Work Monday Message: Personal Struggle & Helping joy at work leadership team engagement Jan 31, 2022

It's okay if you're struggling! There are healthy and constructive ways to talk about personal struggles in the workplace. Spread some Joy at Work by making it easy to discuss and help each other.

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Joy at Work Monday Message: Feedback & Motivation joy at work team engagement virtual teams Jan 24, 2022

Sometimes it can be hard to stay motivated, especially when you're working in a virtual workplace where it's hard to get feedback and reactions to your work. Spread some Joy at Work by sharing your feedback with colleagues!

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The Change Decision 2021 Family Christmas Newsletter change analytics joy at work Dec 29, 2021

Dear Friends and Family,

This year has been momentous for The Change Decision. Although the world remained under the pall of the COVID pandemic, we celebrated our fifth year!! For the first time, we truly believed that we were going to make it. The world didn’t use the word...

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Give People What They Want change change analytics decision joy at work Sep 17, 2021

Written by Roxanne Brown

In times of crisis (and change), leaders need to give people something constructive to do that’s not throwaway work. That’s what people want right now. 

In normal times, the workforce has a much easier time deciding what they should focus on. A...

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The Secret to Virtual Work change analytics joy at work management Aug 17, 2021

Written by Ed Cook

Perhaps the most consequential business decision of 2021 will be to what extent a business should return to the office. With COVID-19 continuing to impact the planet (and sadly showing signs of a very strong resurgence), it seems likely that we will continue working...

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