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...

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. ...