coping strategies

30 April 2020
Posted by Joanne

It used to be that managers/companies didn’t mandate remote work due to fear of employees slacking off. However, research has shown that working remotely makes it even harder to switch off. Those who work virtually often work the longest hours of all—at a more intense work pace, and in some cases, under more significant stress. With the…

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21 April 2020
Posted by Joanne

About two weeks ago, I was one of the speakers for a virtual session on productivity. As the session wrapped, each of us was asked if we had any parting words or advice on how to cope during the upcoming weeks of quarantine. “Give yourself a little grace,” advised my co-panelist Tedi Bezna. “Yes,” I…

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23 March 2020
Posted by Joanne

It’s week two of your new work reality, and by now you’ve totally realized that the dining room table isn’t going to cut it as your permanent place of productivity. break Because whether it’s noise from the TV, the pitter-patter of tiny feet (be they human or animal) or the plaintive refrain of “I’m bored/tired/hungry”,…

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16 March 2020
Posted by Joanne

Confession: I’d had a post about motivation and productivity planned for today, but to be honest, as the news grew more and more dire, I felt my own productivity waning. As someone who lives with anxiety, I’ve found myself feeling surprisingly un-anxious. This is not to say I’m apathetic; but right now things are so…

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