STAYING CENTERED AND SANE IN THE MIDST OF ECONOMIC TURMOIL AND INFORMATION OVERLOAD
In the midst of a technological and informational tsunami, and during a time of economic uncertainty where many of us are shouldering a bigger workload, how do we keep ourselves centered, sane, and yes, even happy?
The New Year is a great time to conduct a personal review of your job performance last year. Unlike your company’s version, this review is for your eyes only and is an opportunity for you to be brutally honest with yourself about your career aspirations, your long-term goals, and any obstacles that might be holding you back from creating the career you really want.
Many new workplace obstacles have emerged as a direct result of the recession, among them the question of how to show appreciation in the workplace when limited (or non-existent) funds are available. Read some practical ideas on how to show and deliver appreciation in the workplace during the (not so) Great Recession.
As employers continue to downsize the work force, remaining employees find themselves shouldering more responsibilities without a corresponding fatter paycheck or even adequate training—a formula for anxiety and stress. Read six tips for both employers and employees that will reduce anxiety and increase productivity at work.
Despite tight budgets, there are a lot of ways to show appreciation that don’t involve money but will still go a long way toward breathing new life into a bedraggled workforce, increasing productivity, bringing in new business, and improving the company’s bottom line.
From time to time, Peggy writes insightful and humorous essays about what she is seeing in the workplace, how to avoid career-altering pitfalls and strategies for elevating your communication arsenal for better cooperation and results. Please join us for the conversation by signing up for her Tips & Quips newsletter here.