Category: Good to Know

Where’s Everybody Going?

Kate liked her work, her colleagues, and the company. In her late fifties, Kate assumed she would stay through to retirement. But after working from home for over a year she was surprised to find the return to her office unsettling. At first she wrote her feelings off as adjustment nerves, along with a degree…
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July 9, 2022 0

Change: Leading or Impeding?

What do hybrid work options and aging have in common? On the surface, not much. One deals with work-related issues; the other with that noise you make when you stand up. They both represent the challenges of change. If you thrive on change, these past two years have been a thrill ride. If too much…
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April 21, 2022 0

2021: Not Business as Usual

On October 11, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy announced a significant change of course from their previous policy that would require its employees to return to their offices at least three days a week, effective January 2022. The new policy will now allow directors to decide how much time their teams will spend working from home…
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January 9, 2022 0

Now What?

On March 13, 2020, the governor of Connecticut announced that as of 4PM, Monday, March 16, all non-essential businesses would be closed, and employees would have to work from home. There were pros and cons, not the least of which was getting thrown into the deep end of the pool without swimming lessons. For the…
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October 15, 2021 0

There’s an App for That

There are apps, devices and websites for everything.  You can expand your knowledge with The Great Courses Plus, MasterClass, Udemy and Khan Academy, among many others. To deal with post-Covid Brain Fog, I signed up for three courses from The Great Courses Plus: Italian 101, The History of the Celts and The Quantum Enigma. I…
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August 5, 2021 0

Bad Bosses

I learned a lot from one of my first bosses. I didn’t realize it at the time. I just thought he was kind of a jerk. I was a teller, trained to follow strict rules. Whenever I couldn’t help a customer, I would firmly explain why not, quoting the inviolate rule. When the unhappy customer…
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May 12, 2021 0

Time Managment- Who’s Managing Who?

I’m a procrastinator. Worse, I’m a spontaneous procrastinator. For example, I have a to-do list ready to go, yet am suddenly inspired to do something that’s not on the list. Like- write an article on time management! Unfortunately, it was 3AM when I got the idea and my husband gets cranky if I turn on…
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April 21, 2021 0

Fasten Your Seat Belts

The ultimate roller coaster ride. The one with the loops- clothoid loops, for word nerds. You know, where you are actually, briefly, hanging upside down? Now imagine being at the top of said loop— and the roller coaster lurches to a stop. Your phone, quarters, breath mints and any loose teeth plummet to Earth, along…
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February 4, 2021 0

TWELVE STEPS TO COPE WITH STRESS

by Dr. Robert Matefy, Clinical Psychologist 1. Take good care of yourself. Work as hard on your personal/family life as you do at your work. A happy home life is essential for a stress-free existence. 2. Learn to accept, philosophically, what you cannot change. Don’t waste your time trying to change what you have no control over. Try…
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November 12, 2020 0

Back to the Future: Managing Remotely

It was time to stop making buggy whips when they invented the automobile. In normal times, a business considering remote work options would start with a committee. Six months later they would make a recommendation that would likely lead to sub-committees which would perhaps finally result in a pilot program that would end with a…
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October 17, 2020 0