Fighting the Summer Productivity Slump

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Summer and productivity may seem like a contradiction.

Everyone’s minds are on other things besides work—like the beach or a vacation….

So, how do workers keep their nose to the grindstone and careers on track during this period?

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School’s Out, Now What?

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It’s the end of the school year.

Fun for students, but not for parents.

Occupying the kids when you’re at work, can be a logistical and emotional juggling act.

So, how do parents survive the summer stretch?

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Emotional First Aid

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If we get hurt at work, we get some ice and nurse the bruise.

When we get emotionally bruised on the job, we might ignore it.

Whether it’s getting some negative feedback.

Or, something happens between us and a co-worker.

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Workplace Temper Tantrums

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Does someone you know, throw fits at work?

They don’t get their way and boom!

They’re having a full-fledged adult sized temper tantrum.

For more on this topic, please listen to the CBC The Early Edition interview below:

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Facing Job Loss?

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You’ve lost your job.

Maybe you’ve been laid off or fired.

No matter how it happened, it’s a shock!

And, it shakes your confidence at the worst possible time–while you’re trying to find another job.

Navigating a job loss, is

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Holding Grudges At Work

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Holding a grudge at work?

Your boss or a co-worker hurt or betrayed you and there’s been no apology.

If still makes you angry when you think about it.

You may be holding a grudge.

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Marijuana Use At Work

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Legislation to legalize marijuana is coming in the next year.

Causing employers to review their Alcohol and Drug policies.

And, staff who use recreationally, to think about how weed fits into their work lives.

While co-workers may have opinions about

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Why Are Women Still Not In Top Jobs?

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Women are still missing from top leadership positions in all industries.

In both public and private sectors.

At educational and research institutions around the world.

And, even when the workforce is largely female.

Why does this problem continue to exist?

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Psychological Reasons Employees Unionize

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Would you join a union if you had a choice?

Some like the idea. It’s a way to negotiate better wages and working conditions.

Other’s aren’t interested. They don’t like paying dues, or they want to handle negotiations with their

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Bullying At Work—Has Anything Changed?

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WorkSafeBC launched their Bullying and Harassment Toolkit, in 2013.

Employers became responsible for guarding against bullying and harassment.

They had to train workers about bullying and harassing behaviour.

Investigate incidents and respond to complaints.

So, where are we today?

How

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