Tag: Workplace

The Future of the Workplace: Employee Autonomy

The Future of the Workplace: Employee Autonomy By Janice Perkins, GC4W Thought Leadership Contributor One of the biggest lessons in the workplace through the pandemic was that people will do their jobs from home when you are not watching over their shoulders. Shocking to many bosses was the idea that people are self-motivated and will work without prodding or watching.…

How Bloom Founder Avery Francis Builds Inclusive Workplaces

How Bloom Founder Avery Francis Builds Inclusive Workplaces By Pauleanna Reid Thanks in part to the global stage of social media, conversations on race, identity and politics are more amplified today than ever before. Among the slew of other race-based tragedies to make headlines in recent years, the George Floyd protests of 2020 had casual Instagram users and big brands…

The Age of Acceptance: How to Define and Embrace It

The Age of Acceptance: How to Define and Embrace It By Janice Perkins, GC4W Thought Leadership Contributor Regardless of trends and the downward spiral of our divisive culture, I’m naming this new season the “Age of Acceptance”. We all feel the anger, the frustration, the discontent with waves of divisiveness from every direction. Doesn’t matter your age or where you…

Are You Disguising Anxiety as Ambition at Work?

Are You Disguising Anxiety as Ambition at Work? By Dr. Beth Kaplan Kondonijakos, GC4W Thought Leadership Contributor A good friend of mine, Justin, came to me with a problem – he had a boss that he was dying to impress…literally. Justin was killing himself in that slow death we know all too well: staying up until 2 AM every night, perfecting…

How To Become A Better Boss

How To Become A Better Boss By Dianna Booher Nobody plans to become a bad boss. They become deficient by default. If you stay in the workforce longer than a couple of years, you’ll either hear a bad-boss story or experience your own. Just as your car needs its 30,000 miles or 3-year maintenance check, maybe it’s time for your…

Inclusion and Belonging: Sisters, Not Twins

Inclusion and Belonging: Sisters, Not Twins By Dr. Beth Kaplan Kondonijakos, GC4W Thought Leadership Contributor Diversity, inclusion, and belonging are often grouped together in an effort to encourage fairness in today’s workplace. Inclusion and belonging, in particular, are usually exchanged for one another. In fact, upon hearing that I was writing my dissertation on “Belonging in the Workplace,” one of…