LEARN A LITTLE:
Even When It’s Six Feet Away
The COVID-19 virus has certainly impacted every aspect of our lives. There is no doubt that the pandemic is serious and should be regarded as such. But our lives do not have to be dominated by fear and fear should not determine our destiny. Unfortunately, the media’s magnification of the problems over the progress seems to have heightened rather than alleviated anxiety.
Sad to say, I now know that people are exhibiting “toilet paper trauma” everywhere. Frankly, I can think of a lot worse things than running out of toilet paper.
Here is something to remember: social media won’t get us through this crisis, watching TV won’t get us through this crisis. And it won’t be the people in front of us or the people behind us who get us through this crisis.
What will get us through this crisis is the people alongside of us—even if they are six feet away.
LAUGH A LITTLE:
REFLECT A LITTLE:
Proverbs 19:2 (NLT)
Zeal without knowledge is not good;
A person who moves too quickly may go the wrong way.
READ A LITTLE
Alive At Work
(Harvard Business Review Press, 2018)
A lot of people are talking and writing about employee engagement—the extent to which employees are committed and connected to the organization. As a result, they feel included and are motivated to perform.
As a social psychologist and professor of Organizational Behavior, Dan Cable in Alive At Work offers helpful insights into understanding employee “disengagement” and follows up describing the dysfunctional dynamic with some solid and practical measures that can be taken to help create an engaging workforce. However, this doesn’t mean it’s easy.
Cable emphasizes the importance of self-affirmation and self-expression—both on the part of individuals and teams as well as the importance of experimentation in support of building employee enthusiasm and excitement–engagement. The book concludes with a contemporary and thoughtful look at purpose and personal meaning which further brings people alive at work, a finding certainly supported by the research of positive psychology.