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Hello there!

95% of the times, I measure time “quantitatively”.

That’s what the productivity obsessed - get more done in less time - culture has taught me, and maybe you too.

But constantly tracking time and trying to control it can get extremely overwhelming. Like it did for me last week.

That’s when I discovered Kairos, a Greek term for qualitative time.

A term that validated my sudden need to grab some fresh air in between work. The sense of time when I’m in nature, having a deep conversation with a loved one, or writing interesting, heartfelt content.

Some call this the flow or even mindfulness.

But no matter what name you choose to call this concept, Kairos has helped me refuel my heart, soul, and spirit.

Is Kairos an experience you resonate with too? (Side note: If you're big on sharing your experiences, I'd love to hear your story. Here's where you can find me!)

With that said, let’s see what’s up in the world of work and beyond.

To Listen 🎤: Not engagement activities, organizations need new rituals in the hybrid workplace

Engagement activities can a lot of times feel like forced fun. But rituals?

Rituals build communities. And in the hybrid era, if there’s one thing that has a critically low reading on most companies’ barometers, that’s the sense of “we”, the feeling of togetherness.

In this McKinsey Talks Talent podcast, Bryan Hancock, Bill Schaninger, and Lucia Rahilly talk about creating new rituals for the changing world of work with some really cool examples!

burnout

To Read 👀: Your middle managers are overburdened and burning out!

They want to be seen. They want the organization to realize how hard they have been working.

And more than anything else, they want you to help take some of that burden off their shoulders.

Middle managers are struggling. And Denise Hamilton suggests a four-step framework that you can use to help them out before it is too late.

Must try:

Are you at risk of burning out? You should do the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) survey to see if you're showing the signs.

To Read 🛋️: Personalized Employee Experience can give you an edge over others

You already know what a personalized experience can do for your employees and your company.

But if you’re in the process of getting leadership buy-in, then there are five benefits to personalizing the employee experience which need to be in your presentation.

And if you want to see this demonstrated, get in touch with us and we'll show you first-hand.

To Reflect 💭: Gartner’s research on human-centric workplaces is exactly what we needed to hear!

For anyone who has wondered about building human-centric workplaces, here’s interesting data from Gartner to reflect on.

Employees in human-centric workplaces are:

  • 3.8 times more likely to be high performing
  • 3.2 times more likely to enjoy high intent to stay
  • 3.1 times more likely to see low levels of fatigue

And what makes for a human-centric workplace?

  • Flexible work experiences
  • Intentional collaboration
  • Empathy-based management

What’s Up at Tydy?

People+

People+ : Putting design thinking to work

Design has always been a key component and differentiator of what we do at Tydy. So, we figured, it's high time we launched People+, our very own Employee Experience (EX) Design Studio!

Our process is rigorous and collaborative as we work with you on your short-term goals and long-term vision in order to pave the path to get you there.

Whether it's poor employee engagement, or low adoption of programs & processes, or some other underlying issue that is affecting your company culture, we will find the root cause and co-design the right experience for you and your organization.

Have a problem that needs solving? Or just curious about how this works? Get in touch.

Productivity Paranoia

To Listen 🎧: Should you be paranoid about productivity paranoia at your workplace?

A whopping 87% employees believe they've never worked harder.

But only 12% of leaders believe their employees are being productive.

That's a really scary revelation, don't you think!

But is the paranoia rooted in reality? Should you be worried?

We dissected and deciphered the alliterative term during Tydy Tea Time.

Relax, sit back and tune in to our podcast!

multi-generational dynamics

To Watch 📺: Navigate the multi-generational workplace dynamics better

In a workplace that will be multi-generational for a good time to come, delivering great experiences to every individual regardless of their generation and enabling inter-generational collaboration to build high-performing teams is an absolute priority for People Operations.

What does this look like? And how can you navigate multi-generational dynamics?

Rachele Focardi, author of ‘Reframing Generational Stereotypes’ and an expert on multi-generational workforce has some refreshing answers.

To Learn 📙: How to be a trusted ally to underrepresented groups in your office

Hiring for diversity is only the beginning. The real work starts after that.

For new employees from underrepresented groups to thrive, they need trusted allies within the organization. People Ops being the first of them.

Allyship is intentional and a learned practice. If you're looking to be a better ally to your diverse employees, LinkedIn's training on allyship is a great resource.

Story of the month

She’s pregnant. She’s a woman. And she’s a person of color.

Rihanna at the Super Bowl halftime show is everything that "inclusion" can gift this world!

Rihanna at Super Bowl halftime show
PC: Gregory Shamus

❤️ what you’ve been reading on Tydy Up?

Hello there!

95% of the times, I measure time “quantitatively”.

That’s what the productivity obsessed - get more done in less time - culture has taught me, and maybe you too.

But constantly tracking time and trying to control it can get extremely overwhelming. Like it did for me last week.

That’s when I discovered Kairos, a Greek term for qualitative time.

A term that validated my sudden need to grab some fresh air in between work. The sense of time when I’m in nature, having a deep conversation with a loved one, or writing interesting, heartfelt content.

Some call this the flow or even mindfulness.

But no matter what name you choose to call this concept, Kairos has helped me refuel my heart, soul, and spirit.

Is Kairos an experience you resonate with too? (Side note: If you're big on sharing your experiences, I'd love to hear your story. Here's where you can find me!)

With that said, let’s see what’s up in the world of work and beyond.

To Listen 🎤: Not engagement activities, organizations need new rituals in the hybrid workplace

Engagement activities can a lot of times feel like forced fun. But rituals?

Rituals build communities. And in the hybrid era, if there’s one thing that has a critically low reading on most companies’ barometers, that’s the sense of “we”, the feeling of togetherness.

In this McKinsey Talks Talent podcast, Bryan Hancock, Bill Schaninger, and Lucia Rahilly talk about creating new rituals for the changing world of work with some really cool examples!

burnout

To Read 👀: Your middle managers are overburdened and burning out!

They want to be seen. They want the organization to realize how hard they have been working.

And more than anything else, they want you to help take some of that burden off their shoulders.

Middle managers are struggling. And Denise Hamilton suggests a four-step framework that you can use to help them out before it is too late.

Must try:

Are you at risk of burning out? You should do the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) survey to see if you're showing the signs.

To Read 🛋️: Personalized Employee Experience can give you an edge over others

You already know what a personalized experience can do for your employees and your company.

But if you’re in the process of getting leadership buy-in, then there are five benefits to personalizing the employee experience which need to be in your presentation.

And if you want to see this demonstrated, get in touch with us and we'll show you first-hand.

To Reflect 💭: Gartner’s research on human-centric workplaces is exactly what we needed to hear!

For anyone who has wondered about building human-centric workplaces, here’s interesting data from Gartner to reflect on.

Employees in human-centric workplaces are:

  • 3.8 times more likely to be high performing
  • 3.2 times more likely to enjoy high intent to stay
  • 3.1 times more likely to see low levels of fatigue

And what makes for a human-centric workplace?

  • Flexible work experiences
  • Intentional collaboration
  • Empathy-based management

What’s Up at Tydy?

People+

People+ : Putting design thinking to work

Design has always been a key component and differentiator of what we do at Tydy. So, we figured, it's high time we launched People+, our very own Employee Experience (EX) Design Studio!

Our process is rigorous and collaborative as we work with you on your short-term goals and long-term vision in order to pave the path to get you there.

Whether it's poor employee engagement, or low adoption of programs & processes, or some other underlying issue that is affecting your company culture, we will find the root cause and co-design the right experience for you and your organization.

Have a problem that needs solving? Or just curious about how this works? Get in touch.

Productivity Paranoia

To Listen 🎧: Should you be paranoid about productivity paranoia at your workplace?

A whopping 87% employees believe they've never worked harder.

But only 12% of leaders believe their employees are being productive.

That's a really scary revelation, don't you think!

But is the paranoia rooted in reality? Should you be worried?

We dissected and deciphered the alliterative term during Tydy Tea Time.

Relax, sit back and tune in to our podcast!

multi-generational dynamics

To Watch 📺: Navigate the multi-generational workplace dynamics better

In a workplace that will be multi-generational for a good time to come, delivering great experiences to every individual regardless of their generation and enabling inter-generational collaboration to build high-performing teams is an absolute priority for People Operations.

What does this look like? And how can you navigate multi-generational dynamics?

Rachele Focardi, author of ‘Reframing Generational Stereotypes’ and an expert on multi-generational workforce has some refreshing answers.

To Learn 📙: How to be a trusted ally to underrepresented groups in your office

Hiring for diversity is only the beginning. The real work starts after that.

For new employees from underrepresented groups to thrive, they need trusted allies within the organization. People Ops being the first of them.

Allyship is intentional and a learned practice. If you're looking to be a better ally to your diverse employees, LinkedIn's training on allyship is a great resource.

Story of the month

She’s pregnant. She’s a woman. And she’s a person of color.

Rihanna at the Super Bowl halftime show is everything that "inclusion" can gift this world!

Rihanna at Super Bowl halftime show
PC: Gregory Shamus

❤️ what you’ve been reading on Tydy Up?

Soumya Samuel

Sr. Writer and Content Creator, Tydy
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