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From working “hard” to working joyfully: Reddit’s antiwork movement shows why this is the year to re-think your relationship with work

More than 4.5 million people left their jobs at the end of last year as part of the Great Resignation. Many of these individuals were essential workers in the food service, healthcare, and education sectors.  The Reddit forum r/antiwork has become a sounding board for those who feel trapped in…

How to be a supportive male ally in the workplace: 5 allyship strategies

Gender-based discrimination in the workplace is something almost exclusively experienced by women. Discrimination against female working professionals can take place in the form of unwanted advances, getting passed up for promotions, or “mansplaining”.  Having male allies that are willing to stand up and support their female counterparts is important—and considering…

Avoiding toxic positivity in the workplace: Why faking happiness is bad for company culture

Toxic positivity is the belief that someone should remain happy, no matter the reality of their situation. This irrational life outlook plays into our fear and desire to avoid experiencing negative situations or emotions. In the workplace, toxic positivity-based company cultures can lead to distrust, guilt, and concerns over sharing…

How to combat Zoom fatigue symptoms: Learn to improve your body language and nonverbal communication skills  

If you’re starting to feel weary of virtual meetings while working from home or keeping in touch with friends and family post-COVID, it’s possible that you’re experiencing Zoom fatigue.  Though Zoom fatigue may make us anxious while interacting with others, our anxiety may come across as standoffish or disinterested, which…

Dealing with workplace manipulation: Identify the signs, spot dark personality traits, and communicate more effectively 

Workplace manipulation happens when a supervisor or coworker uses guilt, shame, coercion, or other tactics to exploit another member of the team.  If your boss is a workplace manipulator, watch out for traits and behavioral qualities that indicate they might have dark personality traits.  Dark personality traits (narcissism, machiavellianism, psychopathy)…

Do you really have to quit your job to find yourself? The positive psychology driving the Great Resignation of 2021

Over 40% of the workforce is thinking about resigning this year—after rethinking their priorities during the pandemic, workers are looking for more meaning, more autonomy, and more flexibility in their jobs.  Today’s workers are expected to be emotionally involved in their jobs, and can feel as if they’re missing out…

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