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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
over 6 months ago

Check out this chart. When I was a kid in Toledo, unions were a big deal. This chart shows how they have weakened a lot. What r your thoughts about them?

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Alfred Grant
over 6 months ago

I had gud work ethics and I liked wat I was doing #worklife

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Justin Henry (He/Him)
over 6 months ago

I found this exciting blog post about creating a safe work culture and wanted to share it. Our company practices a lot of this!

Does yours?

  1. Get your team to show appreciation for each other One easy and rewarding thing you can do to create a positive working environment is to actively show appreciation for your team, and encourage them to show appreciation for each other. This can be done in an unstructured way, by just encouraging your employees to be thankful to each other. Alternatively, this can be done in a more structured manner by using tools such as Mentimeter to create and hold reflection sessions with your team where you can share feedback. Test out this template with your team:

  2. Make space for equal and open discussions The workplace should be the perfect place for open discussion. Discussion sessions can be a great opportunity for brainstorming and generating new ideas. When conducting group discussions, you may find that some team members will dominate the discussion. In order to promote a safe and positive environment for the whole team, develop a system where everyone gets the chance to voice their idea or opinion. Try out this discussion template to encourage a fair and open discussion with your team:

  3. Learn about different personality types If you find that there are some tensions between team members in the group, you should tackle this proactively. Usually, any tensions between members are down to lack of communication and different personalities. Therefore, you will want to consider holding a workshop or presentation that looks at different types of personalities. This will help your team to get to know each other and understand how to work with each other better. A team that understands each other will definitely have a positive impact on your working environment.

  4. Celebrate team wins A team that celebrates together, stays together. You will discover that most successes you have in your work are not down to one person, but a whole team. Be sure to celebrate wins in the workplace, no matter how big or small. This will not only help people to feel appreciated but also make them understand that they are having an important impact on the organization too! Get your team to decide on how they would like to celebrate their next win. This will help them feel more invested in their goal. Try out this interactive Mentimeter template to decide:

  5. Spend time together not working Your employees are human, not resources or man-hours. Take some time to do a non-work related activity together. This can help to rejuvenate the team and also help them to see each other beyond their job title. If your team feels relaxed and comfortable in each other’s presence, this will create a positive and safe working environment.

  6. Use anonymity where appropriate You can create a safe discussion environment by using anonymity where appropriate. This can be useful if you need to discuss sensitive topics or need to ask for very honest opinions or feedback on something. There are a number of ways of doing this, for example by using an anonymous feedback form. You can also use Mentimeter to collect anonymous feedback.

  7. Reflect back on the week together Take time to reflect on what you and your team have achieved during the week. This is something that we do each week at Mentimeter. On Friday afternoons we set aside 15 minutes and use our tool to reflect on the past week. We look at a different area each week, but try to keep the discussion positive and focused on our learnings from the week, so that everyone has a great feeling when they leave the office on a Friday! Test out this Friday reflection template and take a look back on the week:

  8. Trust your team As a leader, it is essential that you trust your team. Avoid micromanagement, or taking over tasks that others should be responsible for as this will cause your team to harbor negative feelings. Instead, nurture an environment of trust and give your team freedom (with responsibility, of course) and this will spread positivity throughout your employees.

  9. Set boundaries and expectations together Create a positive and safe environment together by conducting a workshop where your team can set boundaries and expectations together. By creating these commitments together you will avoid team members from feeling that something has been ‘imposed’ on them, and instead they will feel more committed to the team's boundaries and expectations as this is something they have created together. Test out this template to find out what your team thinks is important so that you can create rules and boundaries:

Creating a positive and safe environment in the workplace is important for the well being of you and your team and it can be easily implemented and managed. Try some of these tips and see if you feel a difference. Good luck!

https://www.mentimeter.com/blog/transparency-at-work/9-ways-to-create-a-positive-and-safe-work-environment

#worklife #workculture #officeculture #work #positivity

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Mark Bryan
over 6 months ago

I've always been very lucky to have super supportive bosses and teams when I need to take some time out of the office to help care for my kid/family. But I know so many others in the workforce aren't as fortunate. I was hoping the power of the Jobcase community could lend some advice to those who find themselves needing to make some hard decisions when it comes to childcare/family care and work. #Healthcare #Advice #Family #Worklife

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Justin Henry (He/Him)
over 6 months ago
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Karen Murphy
over 6 months ago

As countries around the world grapple with how to handle the coronavirus, companies are starting to make decisions about how to keep their workers healthy. Chevron, in London, sent their workers home to "work from home" - link here: https://fortune.com/2020/02/26/london-coronavirus-work-from-home-chevron-sends-traders-home/ Has your company shared any information about what their strategy will be? Do you have the ability to "work from home"? Will you postpone work travel until the virus subsides? #coronavirus #worklife #travel #wfh

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May Liu
over 6 months ago

A bunch of articles online are saying either R or Python. Are these the right languages?

I already know SQL and Java.

#careers #worklife #training

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Joe Zhu
over 6 months ago

If you are a fan of Messi or CR7, the two top scorers in La Liga, you don't want to miss the big show this coming weekend:

Clash of two giants: FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid CF March 22nd, Sunday @3:50 PM EST on beIN sports channel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Cl%C3%A1sico. #worklife

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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
over 6 months ago

I actually never worked at fast food restaurants. I waited tables and washed dishes at places like the Spaghetti Warehouse, but never a fast food joint.
Is McDonalds better than Burger King or Taco Bell in terms of how they treat employees? What about Dunkin Donuts or Dominos pizza?

Wold love to hear from people have experience at a few of these places to hear a comparison. #worklife #careers #worklife

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Jonathan Lee
over 6 months ago

In May of 2014, my wife quit her job as a data analyst at Digitas to pursue her passion for hand-lettering full time. She works at home now, creating custom commissioned pieces for clients, running a successful Etsy store, and exploring her own art style. She and a lot of self-employed folks struggle with time management and motivation though. Leaving a traditional employment situation takes away a lot of externally-imposed structure, schedule, and routine. It's really hard to impose those things on yourself! Everyone has different ways of getting themselves going and keeping themselves on track every day while working from home. What are yours?

By the way, she just finished a 365 project where she letters something new every single day for a year. Yeah she's a beast. https://instagram.com/byjoanneshih/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoanneShih

#worklife #shamelessplug #beastwife

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