Endless Summer: Lessons from Summer to Take Into Fall

Endless Summer: Lessons from Summer to Take Into Fall

by Deanna Parkton Summer, sweet summer. It is a time to unwind, let go of strict schedules and enjoy time with friends and family. The carefree days of summer allow us to take work a little less seriously, and refocus our efforts on spending time with loved ones. When...

Defining Ourselves By Our Jobs

Defining Ourselves By Our Jobs

by Deanna Parkton   You may have found yourself being introduced to someone at a social gathering and being asked, “What do you do?”  This question is so commonly asked, it is ingrained in our culture. Our occupation can say a lot about us, and it helps new...

The Case for Work Sabbaticals: Time to Think

The Case for Work Sabbaticals: Time to Think

by Ed Hunter and Deanna Parkton Americans are feeling burnout.  It can feel like there is never enough time to give attention to all the things that we care about. Juggling between work, family, friends, hobbies and volunteer roles, millions of us get caught short...

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...