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Challenging the Status Quo Manager’s Panel: Finance Matters

Challenging the Status Quo Manager’s Panel: Finance Matters

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.  

Panelists:
Isaiah Behnke – Director, Student Accounts Operations with SFS
Jenn Glassman – Director, Procurement & Supplier Diversity Services
Brian Logwood – Managing Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Challenging the Status Quo Webinar:  Finance Matters

Challenging the Status Quo Webinar: Finance Matters

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

The Truth About Employee Engagement:  Finance Matters

The Truth About Employee Engagement: Finance Matters

September 21, 2020

Patty and Brandi discuss a book by Patrick Lencioni (not Leoncini, Brandi), “The Truth About Employee Engagement.”  Everyone has a time in their career where they dread going to work.  This book addresses the three root causes of job misery and how they can be remedied. 

Resources Mentioned:

The Truth About Employee Engagement: https://www.amazon.com/Truth-About-Employee-Engagement-Addressing/dp/111923798X

Patrick Lencioni Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5EQW026alY

Finance Matters “Start with Why” Podcast: https://everydaygrace.podbean.com/e/start-with-why-finance-matters/

The Stay Interview:  https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/tools-and-samples/hr-forms/pages/stayinterviewquestions.aspx

Finance Matters Promo:  Share your Quarantine Stories

Finance Matters Promo: Share your Quarantine Stories

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 bv8h@virginia.edu.  Need any help? Email Brandi and she'll be glad to assist.  

We can't wait to hear from you.

Rest to Avoid Burnout:  Finance Matters

Rest to Avoid Burnout: Finance Matters

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.

Resources Mentioned: 

Pang:
 
Not Just Subtraction: Finance Matters

Not Just Subtraction: Finance Matters

May 28, 2020

We've been in quarantine for quite some time now, and it can be tempting to despair a bit at this "new normal."  Patty and Brandi discuss the pleasant additions this season can bring to our lives, as well as the mindset that will keep us sane as we move forward, even when we don't know how or when the pandemic will resolve. 

 

Resources Mentioned:

Todd Henry's article from The Accidental Creative

UVAFinance's Quarantine Viewing Recommendations

Zoom Fatigue:  Finance Matters

Zoom Fatigue: Finance Matters

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.

Resources Mentioned: 

https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Is-Zoom-So-Exhausting-/248619?cid=wcontentgrid_hp_1b

Working Remotely During a Crisis: Finance Matters

Working Remotely During a Crisis: Finance Matters

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.  

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

 
 
The Importance of Communication Etiquette: Finance Matters

The Importance of Communication Etiquette: Finance Matters

April 6, 2020

  As we work remotely during the Coronavirus crisis, our communication channels have changed but best practices still apply.  It's more important than ever to be intentional about your communication. Check out this episode of Finance Matters for some guidance on sending emails that don't get ignored, connecting with colleagues when you aren't physically together, and more!

Resources Mentioned:

http://uvafinance.blogspot.com/2020/03/communication-best-practices-during-our.html

http://blog.japanesecreations.com/no-sew-face-mask-with-handkerchief-and-hair-tie

Adjusting to Remote Work:  Finance Matters

Adjusting to Remote Work: Finance Matters

March 25, 2020

For most of us, working remotely due to COVID-19 related restrictions has been an adjustment, to say the least.  Not only are we coping with a new way of getting things done, but also, the complications that come from being in close proximity to our family members and finding new ways of connecting with our colleagues.  Today, Patty and Brandi get together (remotely of course) to discuss ways to navigate this new world we're working in -- from engaging with your team members to working with Zoom and Office 365.  

 

Resources Mentioned: 

Marcus Buckingham's post:  https://www.marcusbuckingham.com/rwtb/if-you-lead/

FOC's Telecommuting guidelines:  https://foc.virginia.edu/telecommuting-resources

Communication Best Practices:  https://communityhub.virginia.edu/community/uva-finance-transformation

 

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