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Oct 18

Emotional Rescue: Saving Yourself From A Pesky Workplace Micro-Stressor

Throughout DRIVEN’s in-depth reporting on stress in the workplace, we’ve identified and dissected three distinct stressors with detrimental impacts on career. We’ve also exposed the myth that we’re too “busy” to learn to manage our stress more effectively (Hopefully you’ve…
Oct 11

Out With The Old: 5 Reasons to Transcend The “Billable Hours” Business Model

To ease you into the topic of billable hours, or more importantly, to the reasons your firm should begin to embrace the alternatives, I recently laid out the drawbacks of sticking with this obsolete approach to professional services. The macro…
Oct 05

Is The Billable Hour Business Model Antiquated? You Be The Judge.

Recently, I filled you in on some of the “macro” stressors that lurk in today’s workplace, and the ways in which they drag down productivity and prompt employee turnover. Such seemingly-inconspicuous oversights like poor EQ among recruits, leadership by fear,…
Sep 28

Coming To Terms: A Macro Perspective on The Importance of Soft Skills

Soft skills: They’re universal. Why is this so essential to understand and act upon as a boss or manager? Well, as you may have learned in my September 2016 article introducing you to the stress-averse workplace of the 21st century,…
Sep 22

Workplace 2.0: It’s Diverse and Stress-Averse

If you’ve been reading our summer blog series exploring the causes and effects of workplace stress and the myth of busyness, you learned that there is good stress and bad stress. You also acknowledged as recently as last week that…
Sep 13

The Secrets of Stress: Finding An Anabolic Balance In Corporate Culture

When I launched DRIVEN’s Energy Management blog series on July 28th, 2016, I mentioned that many corporate cultures are stress-generating, meaning, the stressors have been inadvertently woven into the fabric of their operations. This is the case for more companies…
Sep 06

Deeply-Rooted and Well-Balanced: Meet Winemaking Superwoman Luisa Ponzi!

Having an accountant as a father, I can remember when I was a young girl looking forward to April 16th. That’s when ‘busy season’ was finally over and Daddy would no longer be working late at night and on the…
Aug 30

Scheduling Smartly: Putting The Anti-Busy Mindset Into Practice

I’ve written several articles now in an effort to convince you that busyness is merely a state of mind, and a precarious one at that. It inhibits corporate productivity, it promotes one-upsmanship, and it perpetuates a contagious cycle of office…
Aug 25

Eradicating The “Busy Bug”: How To Break The Habit of Saying The Word “Busy”

If you’ve read and digested my two recent articles on Why “Busy” Is A Four-Letter Cuss Word, you’ve likely learned a few valuable lessons about workplace communications. For one, you now realize how your workforce isn’t exactly overworked simply because…
Aug 16

The Realities of Busyness: Why “Busy” Is A Four-Letter Swear Word, Part 2

The week before last, we explored how employees stating that they’re “busy” all the time can have unfortunate effects on their mental and physical health, and can actually add to the toxicity of the work environment. It can also send…