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Workplace Wellness is Tied to Productivity – Part II

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A Gemisode™ Series – Part II As highlighted in Part I, workplace wellness is a crucial aspect of overall well-being, and organizations that fail to prioritize workplace wellness often experience significant impacts on productivity, innovation, revenue growth, retention, and workplace culture. Companies with strong cultures are more profitable because they understand the importance of investing […]

Workplace Wellness is Tied to Productivity

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A Gemisode™ Series – Part I May is a significant month in the United States for two important observances: Mental Health Awareness and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage. For those who may not be aware, AAPI Heritage Month is a yearly celebration that honors the vast contributions, achievements, and influences of Asian Americans […]

Here’s How to Build a Culture of Engagement to Increase Retention

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Concerned about retaining and engaging your employees? You’re not alone! Shockingly, Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace 2022 report revealed that only 21% of employees are engaged at work. Factors contributing to this lack of engagement are numerous, and as we pointed out in our previous essay,  “Assumptions Impact Retention,” we believe that assumptions, specifically, organizations […]

Assumptions Impact Retention…

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of relationships and business. Why? Because assumptions can ruin relationships, reveal biases, and be perceived as a lack of care or consideration by the party on the receiving end of them.  Cambridge Dictionary defines assume as “to accept something to be true without proof or question”. When we assume, we actively erase the reality and […]

Is Hurry Hurting You?

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“Ma’am, this is your time, take it, you don’t have to rush” …. the words said to me by the check-out associate as the pressured feeling to pack my groceries quickly set in after glancing at the line behind me. As I left the store those 12 words began replaying in my mind and forced […]

Optimized for Employee Engagement?

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Is your organization optimized for employee engagement? For many, the answer is no. We’ll tell you why and what you can do to change your no into a yes… Employee engagement has been researched and studied extensively by academics, management consulting firms, and organizations around the globe for decades and while slight language variations may […]

Leadership Fail Statements, Gemisode II, Pt.2 (What To Say Instead)

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In part 1, we discussed the leadership failure issues associated with the statement, “I’m disappointed but firing them is not an option.” This statement was made by a c-suite executive to an employee who had worked up the courage to report the prejudiced and bias-based behaviors of another leader. As is true of every statement […]

Leadership Fail Statements, Gemisode II, Pt.1

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“I’m disappointed but firing them is not an option.” We’re back with another publication of Leadership Fail Statements, a gemisode series dedicated to examining the impact and harm of the actual statements made by organizational leaders in response to issue(s) that were brought to their attention. If you missed parts 1 and 2 of the […]

Hacking 2023 & Beyond…Optimize Your Life With these Cheat Codes

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In the final gem of 2022, we encouraged you to reflect on the year’s “accomplishments and opportunity areas through the lens of your overall health”. Specific to overall health, we referred to “holistic health — physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and any other related measurement that matters to you”. With Lunar New Year now days away, […]

Assessing 2022, How’d You Do?

Gregorian calendar year 2022 is preparing to come to a close and many end-of-year holiday (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Omisoka) celebrations are either under way or are being meticulously planned for. However, amidst the celebrations, personal and/or business end-of-year reflections can begin to dominate our thoughts. While the practice of examining our actions, beliefs, thoughts, and […]