Why this workplace microaggression does more harm than you realize

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The act of mispronouncing someone’s name can be interpreted as bullying or harassment within the workplace. I can remember having anxiety about the first day of school as early as the second grade. This wasn’t anxiety about late-night bedtimes coming to an end, or about my mom delivering me at the school and driving off, or over who would sit with me at lunch. Read Full Story

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Overthinking is the bane of decision-making. This how to cut back on constantly analyzing things

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You’re risking more than just wasted time. Overanalyzing can also hold you back from pursuing new opportunities. In the worlds of academia, professional training, and corporate workplaces, a person with an analytical mind is lauded as a hero. The people that are smartest in school and get the highest grades, we assume will also be successful. And that may well become the case. But just because these individuals are the smartest, doesn’t mean they do not suffer from anxiety, self-doubt, and imposter syndrome. Read Full Story

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Unsurprisingly, women continue to face an evolving intersection of problems at work

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In Bärí A. Williams’s book, “Diversity in the Workplace,” the author interviews leading women in their fields about shortcomings in workplace equity, and their individual experiences with adversity. Women are often subject to second-class citizenship as they work toward professional success. Even when they gain positions of power, women are regularly judged on everything from how “nice” they are to how willing they are to take on the emotional baggage of their colleagues. For many women, interactions with men in the workplace can be fraught with anxiety due to unequal pay, sexual harassment, and the struggle to champion themselves while remaining “likable.” Read Full Story

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Can we talk? 6 ways to be open with your boss about depression

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A psychiatrist and telehealth cofounder says mental health’s many stigmas make it hard for employees to broach the topic in the workplace. But they should and can without oversharing. From COVID-19 and social and racial justice movements to wildfires and the most polarizing election in recent history, there’s no shortage of things keeping people from feeling their best. According to the CDC , one in three Americans is showing signs of clinical anxiety—up from one in 10 a year ago. Eleven percent of US adults seriously considered suicide in June. Read Full Story

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How to correct communication mistakes that spread workplace confusion

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More than just passing along a message, effective communication can curtail feelings of anxiety and confusion. Imagine some of the most of the frustrating interactions you have over the course of your workday. Your voice isn’t being heard during meetings; HR sends vague, confusing emails. You feel a rising sense of anxiety that your direct reports won’t execute on the tasks asked of them. Read Full Story

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Can remote work really improve workplace diversity?

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If leaders are serious about their company’s diversity efforts, remote work has the potential to cut down on biases and dramatically expand talent pools. Many parents choose to live in areas that have the best schools . They research test scores and determine what district and neighborhood they think their children will receive the best education. Read Full Story

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