September 29, 2020
Last week the UVAFinance Continuous Improvement Committee hosted the second "Challenging the Status Quo" webinar in that series, this time featuring three UVAFinance managers.
You can view the full webinar in the CI space in CommunityHub, or listen in to the discussion on Finance Matters. We'll continue presenting the webinar series as a special edition run of the podcast.
Isaiah Behnke – Director, Student Accounts Operations with SFS
Jenn Glassman – Director, Procurement & Supplier Diversity Services
Brian Logwood – Managing Director, Financial Planning & Analysis
September 23, 2020
UVAFinance's Continuous Improvement Committee recently hosted a webinar on Challenging the Status Quo, featuring UVAFinance leadership. This webinar was the first of a series, and was full of such inspiration that we couldn't help but share it with you here on Finance Matters. Tune in to hear Melody Bianchetto, Bill Ashby, and Augie Maurelli discuss continuous improvement.
More information on the UVAFinance blog: http://uvafinance.blogspot.com/search/label/Continuous%20Improvement
September 10, 2020
You're invited to the Finance Matters party! Share your stories from this wild ride that has been 2020: what have you learned in quarantine? What has changed in the way you work? What's been most challenging or most interesting?
Share your thoughts via audio recording or the written word and send them to Brandi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Need any help? Email Brandi and she'll be glad to assist.
We can't wait to hear from you.
August 18, 2020
Science has proven over and over again that rest is necessary for both physical and mental recuperation. Still, many of us don't take the time we need to rest, to enjoy our hobbies, and to replenish ourselves. Now more than ever, in this stressful time of the pandemic, it's important that we make time to rest, not only to maintain and even increase productivity but also to avoid burnout. Patty and Brandi talk through the work of Alex Soojung Kim Pang, taking walks, taking naps, and the paintings of Winston Churchill.
April 27, 2020
"It’s easier being in each other’s presence, or in each other’s absence, than in the constant presence of each other’s absence." --Gianpiero Petriglieri
Many of us are more connected to our colleagues than ever as we work remotely during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Thanks to Zoom, we may now see our colleagues more than we ever did when we worked in the office. If Zoom calls are the same as meetings, then why are so many of us so much more exhausted than we ever were after a day full of physical meetings? As it turns out, there's a very real psychological reason why . . . and there are things we can do to make staying connected on Zoom a more healthy experience for all of us.
April 13, 2020
UPDATED WITH CORRECT AUDIO!
We're joined this week by seasoned remote workers JT Peifer of Student Financial Services and Jessica Rafter from the FST project to talk not just about working remotely, but further, working remotely during a pandemic. JT and Jessica talk about how the unique challenges and rewards of telecommuting change shape during a crisis situation, the natural tension between work and home life, and how we can all "human" (yes, we're using it as a verb now) a little better during this time of upheaval.