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.
March 1, 2020
After studying the behavior of thousands of children and adolescents, researcher Carol S. Dweck noticed that some children seemed eager to learn and grow, while some seemed more satisfied with the status quo, fearing failure. Dweck's resulting work introduced the "growth mindset," describing those individuals who view talent and natural ability as only the starting point that can be built upon through dedication and hard work. Whether we have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset affects how we deal with change, with failure, and with opportunity, whether that is in our work lives, raising children, or in our relationships. Listen in as Patty and Brandi discuss the basics of Dweck's theory and how we can develop a mindset that enables us to grow.
Learn more about Carol Dweck: https://www.ted.com/speakers/carol_dweck
25 ways to develop a growth mindset: https://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/develop-a-growth-mindset/
February 2, 2020
Join Patty, Brandi, and their guests Sarah Doran and Danielle Hancock as we discuss the importance of prioritizing workplace culture. In this episode, we talk about what culture is and how to create a positive workplace culture. The benefits of participating in creating a healthy culture are great for the organization and for employees as individuals.
Tune in for a great discussion!
December 9, 2019
This episode of Finance Matters is about something that doesn't actually exist. That's right -- multitasking is a myth! So what are we talking about the whole episode long? How trying to multitask affects our productivity, our creativity, and our enjoyment of life (hint: it's not good), as well as what to do instead of multitasking.
If you've ever answered emails during a meeting, you need to listen in. If you've never checked emails in a meeting . . . be honest with yourself; you have.