Tips for Taking Effective Breaks

Nathan Gerbrandt

Breaks are necessary for our existence. They’re refreshing, and they can improve our mood, performance capacity, and overall well-being. In many ways, they function both as intervention and prevention, restoring our energy and enabling us to be more resilient in the face of fatigue and burnout. As a manager, taking regular breaks has not always come easily to me. I … Read More

In Sickness and in Health

Eric Stutzman

A friend of mine was recently fired because he had to take time off for a medical procedure. He originally thought he would be off for three days, but after the procedure the doctor advised him that he shouldn’t work for two weeks. This may sound extreme (and it is), but when he explained his situation to his boss, he … Read More

How to Promote Psychological Health in Remote Teams

Jennifer Kelly

We commit our time, energy, and talent to our workplaces. Therefore, work should be safe – both physically and psychologically. Remote work has presented new challenges to ensuring workplace psychological health. In-person connections and socializing by the “water cooler” now seem like luxuries. More than ever before, workplaces need to ensure remote teams have adequate psychological and social support. This means … Read More

How to Prevent Name Discrimination When Hiring

Shadell Permanand

Name discrimination is a problem in the job market. Issues range from the obvious like a name frequently being misspelled or mispronounced, to stereotyping based on someone’s name. This is why it’s important to respect people’s names by acknowledging and adapting to name changes and mitigating against name discrimination and privilege in recruitment and hiring.   Do You Know the … Read More

6 Strategies for Embracing the Intergenerational Workplace


intergenerational workplace, workplace culture, leaders, employees, colleagues

As one person’s career moves closer to retirement, another person’s career launches. This past year I’ve found myself pondering my role in the workplace as a 62-year-old baby boomer heading towards retirement far too quickly. Whether that is in three or 10 years, it is inevitable. Because I’m surrounded by much younger colleagues – many in their energetic 20s or … Read More

How to Support Mental Health at Work

Randy Grieser

mental health, mental health at work, anxiety, stress, depression, self-care, workplace culture, trauma-informed workplace

[Excerpt from Don’t Blame the Lettuce] Prior to founding CTRI, I worked as a social worker in the field of mental health — both in hospital settings and in the community, providing support to those living with mental health concerns. My role in supporting people’s recovery would sometimes involve conversations with their employers about ways to best support their return … Read More

How to Give and Receive Effective Feedback

Brodie Church

feedback, receiving feedback, giving feedback, leadership, employees, workplace culture

Have you ever observed the impact that one person’s words can have on another person’s performance? Earlier this year I enjoyed observing my daughter Georgia during her swimming lesson. Her little brother Colton and I watched as coach Abbey took the time to observe Georgia’s swimming habits, offering words of encouragement before sharing specific comments on what she was doing … Read More

Show a Little Respect

Jessica Seburn

respect at work, workplace culture, leaders, leadership, employee

When my three children were young, there was no shortage of arguments around who would get the first cookie or who got to choose which game we would play. I sometimes wondered how they would relate to each other as adults. Would they be kind? Would they appreciate each other’s perspectives? Would they listen to each other? Would they be … Read More

5 Ways to Support Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Jessica Seburn

neurodiversity in the workplace, diversity, workplace culture

Before I begin, I’d like to note that I am not writing from the perspective of a mental health professional or as someone in a leadership role. This blog is written from lived experience and after conversations with mental health professionals and other neurodiverse individuals. What Is Neurodiversity? Neurodiversity is an umbrella term describing conditions like autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, dyslexia, … Read More

3 Tips for Increasing Happiness at Work

Jennifer Kelly

happiness at work, workplace culture, improving workplace, mindset at work, leadership

Given that many of us will spend up to one-third of our lives at work, it’s not surprising that happiness at work is a topic of concern. Research shows that our happiness at work determines how motivated, productive, and engaged we are. As an ACHIEVE trainer for the Psychological Safety in the Workplace workshop, I have had many discussions with … Read More