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Ways Companies Are Giving Back During the COVID-19 Crisis

Ways Companies Are Giving Back During the COVID-19 Crisis

Ways Companies Are Giving Back During the COVID-19 Crisis. People everywhere are grappling with the way COVID-19 has affected daily life. Millions are suddenly unemployed, schools and some businesses are closed indefinitely, even certain essential items are in short supply.

But as fear and anxiety have spread, so have good deeds. Companies around the globe are finding ways to give back to their communities, lending support to those who need it most during this unprecedented moment in time.

From feeding the hungry to making proprietary tech and resources available for scientists to develop a vaccine, here are few ways that companies are trying to make a difference in the fight against coronavirus. Read more

3 Ways Diversity Makes Your Team Stronger

Having a diverse workforce is not about showing a rainbow of faces on your company’s “About Us” page. Diversity makes your team stronger, more cohesive, and high-performing.

Boosted Creativity

The bottom line is that when you bring new ideas, different viewpoints, and communication styles to a workplace, you are engineering a diversity of thought—one that is agile and can solve any problem. We all have a perspective that we bring to the table and a diverse team can reduce a company’s blind spots.

An added bonus is that diverse teams are more creative because employees are exposed to multiple attitudes and means of expression.

Higher Retention

When your brand promotes diversity, you are not just saying you are a progressive company, you are creating and expanding the fabric of the US. Millennials are the most diverse generation in this country’s history, in fact, 44% of them are minorities. And 47% actively look for companies that have diversity and inclusion programs when deciding on a job offer.

If an employee knows their company understands and appreciates the value of diversity—they are going to be more fulfilled because they can be themselves at work, regardless of race or sexuality.

Bigger Profits

As if boosted creativity and higher retention weren’t enough, adding diversity to your team also results in bigger profits.

One study by BCG found that diverse teams can raise revenues by 19%. Why is that? If you have a diverse workforce, they are more likely to relate to and understand the needs of a particular client.

Looking to add diversity to your team but not sure where to start? Our award-winning coaches at the Ignite Your Potential Centers offer a complimentary 25-minute phone session to help you meet your team-building goals. We are the #1 career coaches in San Francisco and Los Angeles, let us show you how we earned that praise.

5 Ways to Deal with Difficult People (at Work)

Do you have a hard time being around a certain someone at work? You are not alone. Coexisting with unpleasant coworkers is a difficult task that we might encounter once or multiple times in our lives. Instead of dreading going into work, equip yourself with skills to be able to handle them.

Stay centered

It is a natural reaction to want to lash out when you are aggravated. However, losing your temper will only exacerbate the issue. Next time you feel annoyed and need to calm down fast, try out these meditation techniques made for the work environment.

Be respectful but come to expect their behavior

Toxic people take pleasure in bringing out the worst in others. If this reminds you of your coworker, the best solution is to be respectful. Not reacting the way they are expecting may deter future incidents. Nina Brown in her book “Working with the Self-Absorbed” suggests it is best to come to expect their behavior. Don’t waste energy trying to change them, argue with them, or expect something different. Don’t empathize with them like you might with your other co-workers. A somewhat cool, detached relationship may be the best you ought hope for.

Address the issue

If a coworker has become so challenging where it is clearly affecting your work, you must tell someone. Address the issue with your superior so that a solution can be made or at least you all can begin documenting their inappropriate behavior.

Self-care

Dealing with someone challenging is an additional stress on your life. This is a great time to increase your self-care. Self-care is taking care of all the things you need to have in place in order to be healthy. It can include the right amount of sleep, exercise, connecting with friends and loved ones, and taking good care of your body. But when times are particularly tough you can also include massage, walks in nature, journaling, seeing a therapist or life coach, basically taking extra good care of you. Self-care helps us build resiliency and supports our wellness through difficult times.

Rise above

If a coworker makes an unpleasant comment, you can excuse yourself from the conversation. Sometimes, the best solution is to walk away. It’s okay to set boundaries where you draw a line and say you are not comfortable with the way the meeting or conversation is going and you want to stop and resume later with a manager present.

After reading this article, may you inspire to handle difficult coworkers better. And remember, all of the award-winning coaches at the Ignite Your Potential Centers offer a complimentary 25-minute phone session to help meet your life and career goals. We are the #1 career coaches in San Francisco and Los Angeles, let us show you how we earned that praise.