Category: Change Management

Hopes For Our Future Workplaces

Hopes For Our Future Workplaces

A group of thoughtful and interested business professionals get together each week to share Lessons Learning.  As a group, we have learned and experienced a lot over the last six months. I recently posed a question to the group: What learnings do you hope we will carry forward into the future workplace? TRUST MORE:  Working from home has created a scenario in which managers are no longer able to monitor work in person. They must trust their direct reports to accomplish their… Continue Reading »


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Employee Engagement in the NEXT Normal

Employee Engagement in the NEXT Normal

The May 2020 Gallup survey on Employee Engagement finds: 38% of employees are actively engaged.  This is highest the metric has been since 2000 when Gallup started tracking. At that point it was 26%. Actively Disengaged employees (those that have miserable work experiences and spread their unhappiness to their colleagues) has remained at its lowest of 13%. A Quantum workplace study released in June 2020 reported employee engagement at its peak in 2020 was up 11% over the same time in 2019.  Coinciding with the initial negative impacts… Continue Reading »


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Hurtling to the NEXT Normal!

Hurtling to the NEXT Normal!

“PAUSE” or “HURTLING”? The last 10 weeks have been many things, confusing, overwhelming, eye opening, heart breaking, feelings of helplessness and more. Initially for me, it felt like I was hurtling forward! So many questions and things to figure out… Will I get sick? What will I do if so? Have I already had it? Do I have enough food in the house? How is the rest of my family doing? Do I, should I or how will I change up my business? Where can… Continue Reading »


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Navigating Your New Workplace – Home!

Navigating Your New Workplace – Home!

Working from home, now the “new normal” for most of us, may change the landscape of the work place forever. In the meantime, thousands of people have been forced to quickly adjust to a significant change in their lives. It has been 10 years since I started working from home. It was an adjustment, yet one of my choosing. I’d like to share a few things I learned along the way. Set a Schedule – Working from home brings many advantages as well as potential… Continue Reading »


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Hope and Change

Last week I had the opportunity to hear Ty Bennett speak on the Power of Influence at CHART’s 86th Hospitality Training Leadership Conference in Miami. Although there were many “take aways” from his presentation, I was most struck by the video he shared — “Lost Generation”. It is both thought provoking and inspiring.   We all have the power to influence and affect positive change.  We need to invest and show interest in people.  Be present, ask questions and listen.  There… Continue Reading »


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