y paying attention to our current well-being and the various contributors that may be at play in impacting our overall well-being, we can identify strategies or make changes to move towards work-life harmony. Elements of well-being serve not as a destination, where you have ‘achieved’ success in all five areas, but rather the a process for self-reflection and the tools to take action to improve.
Author Archives: Jessica Tietjen
Workplace Respect: Essential to Culture
We can treat each other with dignity and respect. I believe creating and maintaining a respectful workplace is essential for every workplace in the future. The time has passed to accept disrespectful and inappropriate behavior as commonplace. Employees who are respected and can be their true selves in the workplace will undoubtedly be happier, give more of themselves, an the results will follow.
Focus on “We” not “They” or “Us”
Unfortunately, we (the collective everyone “we”) have become so accustomed to believing only those who we identify with we’ve stopped considering the possibility that an alternative (and valuable) perspective may also exist. What we really need right now is more “we” and less “them” and “us”
Welcome to Jessica Tietjen’s Blog
Thank you for taking the time to come to my blog and check out topics I am writing about and sharing. I hope you find the topics relevant, relatable, and impactful to your life. Over the course of 2020, a lot (is an understatement) of the number of major events that occurred forever altering ourContinue reading “Welcome to Jessica Tietjen’s Blog”
Connecting and Sharing is Essential: When asked ‘How are you?’ it is totally acceptable to say I’m not ok!
I had a light bulb go off this week about how important it is to answer the question “How are you?” honestly, especially when the answer isn’t positive. Times are tough right now! We are all going through a variety of different emotions and trying to process and adapt to challenging circumstances. A lot has happened – this article was my attempt to processes some of it and recognize why connecting and sharing is so critical – especially in the workplace. As a Manager, I commit to creating a safe space for employees to honestly and openly share and connect with each other about whatever they are comfortable sharing.