Employers – the Pandemic is an Opportunity and You’re Missing It!

True stories… Manager: One of my employees is really upset about the pandemic and the furlough.  She’s very worried about her co-workers losing their jobs permanently.  She seems to be having a lot of anxiety and is often flustered.  I’m hearing from others that she said she feels like a panic attack is coming on. … Continue reading Employers – the Pandemic is an Opportunity and You’re Missing It!

Compliance in the face of a pandemic: at what point can adults be trusted to act like adults?

The state of Ohio announced that masks/face coverings would be required for all employees and consumers in conjunction with the state’s re-opening plan.  A bit of an uproar ensued.  The mandate was then changed to a ‘recommended best practice’.  During the daily press briefing, a reporter asked the Governor if the government would be getting … Continue reading Compliance in the face of a pandemic: at what point can adults be trusted to act like adults?

Is it ‘us’ versus ‘them’?

Business Owner: We want to install a points-based attendance policy for the company. Me: Why? Business Owner: I’m tired of Linda and Fred coming in late and leaving early.  And George isn’t taking lunch so he can leave early.  Me: That’s 3 of your 20 employees.  How about we deal with these employees and take … Continue reading Is it ‘us’ versus ‘them’?

I found the true meaning of…inclusion.

Sometimes you can find inspiration in the strangest places.  This week, I found it during candlelight church service on Christmas Eve.  Pastor John had me from the beginning – he began his sermon with a statement about how the scriptures of the Bible tell the story of the inclusiveness of Jesus’ birth.  (Inclusion?  I was … Continue reading I found the true meaning of…inclusion.