I know how hard it is to speak truth to power. But I also know how essential it is to do so – why is it so important to speak your truth? Let me tell you why…
As Women’s History Month draws to close, I think it appropriate to reconsider how women might make history moving forward by transforming how we live and work. By engaging in meaningful discussions about the different experiences women and men have with working. By challenging long-held assumptions about how men and women should work, who should be responsible for the unpaid work, how and when that unpaid work is done, and how and when we interact with our families. By recognizing how changing our practices has and could continue to bring about tremendous value to our families, workplaces, and communities. We can craft a future which creates harmony between our work and lives allowing us to feel successful in both.
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.
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.