The Importance of (Really) Taking Vacation: Unplug From Email

The Importance of (Really) Taking Vacation: Unplug From Email

by Deanna Parkton Ah vacation... you have been waiting and working hard to make it happen. Plans have been made, your PTO is submitted and your bags are packed. Finally, it is time to unwind and unplug. Specifically, it’s time to unplug from your work email. While...

Flex Work Schedules On the Rise: When and How You Work

Flex Work Schedules On the Rise: When and How You Work

By Deanna Parkton Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 17 percent of U.S. employees worked from home 5 days or more per week. That number increased to 44 percent during the pandemic. A silver lining for some professionals: companies that otherwise were not...

Email Anxiety in the Age of Instant Gratification

Email Anxiety in the Age of Instant Gratification

By Deanna Parkton and Ed Hunter Do you find yourself rechecking your email over and over, waiting on a response to an important issue?  Click after click, your nerves and anticipation build as your email reloads, waiting for the response that is nagging at your mind. ...

Recognizing the Power of Emotions at Work

Recognizing the Power of Emotions at Work

  By Deanna Parkton   At least 40 hours of our week is spent at work. Depending on your job, many of those 40 hours might be spent communicating with colleagues and clients while navigating various dynamics and personalities. Throw in stressful situations like...

Opportunities for Growth in the New Year

Opportunities for Growth in the New Year

By Deanna Parkton and Ed Hunter    As we embark on another year, the new year brings an opportunity to reflect on the past and move forward to the future. Our recent blog post Your Work Life: Reflecting on the Past Year focused on using reflection to identify...