Someone told us you can wish people a Happy New Year for the entire month of January. So a very Happy 2023 to you! 🎉
Here’s a confession: for most of 2022, my to-do list was never fully checked off.
Not because I didn’t have the time. Not because I make extremely long to-dos. But because I didn’t have the energy to do more!
I did a little digging and uncovered two things that were depleting my energy the most:
🐒 Switching between tasks
📲 Way too many meetings
Thanks to this realization, in 2023, I also have a do-less-of list which includes more focus time and fewer meetings.
Hope, you too, get to conserve your precious energy this year and channel it in directions that are of the most value and importance to you.
Let’s jump right into what’s been happening in the world of work and beyond.
A new post-pandemic world. Hybrid work. A challenging job market.
In the midst of all this, employees are renegotiating their relationship with their employers.
How can you strike a deal that’s a win-win?
Starting with Anthony C. Klotz who coined the term “Great Resignation” MIT Sloan Management Review invited top experts to weigh in with their recommendations.
It's all about leaders paying careful attention to emotional patterns at work, starting with their own, recognizing who their employees are as individuals, and creating safe spaces to seek unvarnished inputs.
For you, for your team, or even for your organization, Deloitte’s team of employees who also double up as the company’s internal well-being team share ways in which they take care of themselves, their teams, and the organization.
Nothing big. Nothing expensive.
Just microsteps with mighty impact!
You must check them out.
Learning to pronounce someone’s name correctly is not just a common courtesy but an important contributor to creating inclusive workplaces.
So the next time you come across an unfamiliar name, just ask the person to pronounce it and actively listen, writes Ruchika Tulshyan, among other suggestions and recommendations for the pronouncer and the person whose name is mispronounced.
To Reflect 💭: An Excerpt from "Work Rules" by Laszlo Bock, Former CHRO of Google
Humans are wired to defer to authority, seek hierarchy, and focus on their local interests. Think about the meetings that you go to.
(...)As attendees file in, they leave the head seat vacant. It illustrates the subtle and insidious nature of how we create hierarchy. Without instruction, discussion, or even conscious thought, we make room for our “superiors”.
Tydy’s Explainer Video is out!
We worked for a good six months to get this to you. We used a mix of 2D and Stop Motion animation. We used handpainted wooden peg dolls and a lot of office stationery. We created the music and recorded the voiceover. And we're super chuffed to bring this to you.
But that’s not what’s important.
What is important is, for everyone who’s ever asked, “What can Tydy do?”
Our succinct answer is ready to watch!
When it comes to caregiving, there are only four types of people, according to Vanessa Longnecker:
- People who were caregivers
- People who are caregiving
- People who will be caregivers
- People who need caregiving
If this is a boat that all of us are in or will be in at some point, how can organizations make room for it without penalizing people who prioritize caregiving alongside work?
Find out from this thoughtful podcast, Benefits Breakdown.
We live in an information busy world. Yet, there is only so much that you, your employees and I can retain.
How do you then cut through the noise and enable your employees to ingest and assimilate the right information.
Since we've been doing this for our customers for a couple of years now, this blog details four steps from our experience.
- Know your audience
- Break the information into parts
- Focus their attention
- Mix it up
To Evaluate 📋: What are you: a splitter or blender?
Gallup says there are two types of employees in the workplace:
🍀Splitters who want to keep their work and personal lives separate.
🍀Blenders who prefer work and life to be more blended throughout the day.
Building experiences that are personalized to both personas is important to retain and engage all employees.
P.S: Which one are you?
Thanks to ecosystem restoration efforts, saigas, gorillas, spotted jaguars, dugongs, bitterns, and more are making their way back from extinction. On one hand, this means extinction is not the inevitable end, and on the other, it means there's so much more we can do to save the world and all creatures big and small.
❤️ what you’ve been reading on Tydy Up?