Managing the mental cost of multitasking with mindfulness
In the past, businesses were made up of workers who dedicated their time to a singular task. However, thanks to technological advancements, employees are now expected to handle a larger and more varied to-do list with even tighter deadlines. In an effort to keep up, many workers turn to multitasking, like finishing up a report […]
What COVID can teach us about managing stress before we burn out (again)
When my coworkers started emailing this New York Times article, I checked in with myself and my team. We were burned out. I knew it before I asked them. I saw the dark circles under their eyes, and even through Zoom, I felt how strained we all were. While nobody’s performance waivered—in fact, they continue […]
Workaholics, get a life!
“In intercollegiate athletics and beyond, you put in your hours. Many people believe the only way to get better, to be more successful, is to work harder.” Elizabeth Taylor, assistant professor at the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. Do you live to work, or work to live? Inspired by her own past as […]
The cost of being ignored
The emergence of the “Zoom Happy Hour” was not just a fun distraction from being in quarantine. Socializing with coworkers is an important and necessary component of workplace culture. And not being invited, whether to an after-work bar hop or a call-in video conference, can have an outsized emotional impact on our lives. Ryan Vogel, […]