Team building activities don’t have to be a chore. Keep these tips and insights in mind to help improve your team’s trust, collaboration and overall performance.
Members from Protective’s IT, Digital and Innovation and marketing team, had the opportunity to attend Sloss Tech, the Southeast’s premier tech conference. Here’s what they learned.
Protective team member Ben Podbielski attended MIT’s Technology & Innovation Bootcamp and came away with four tips for how to be more innovative at work.
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Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking to give back or you simply want to support a colleague’s growth, being a mentor can be a rewarding role. Here are 5 ways to be a good mentor.
If we avoid recognizing, confronting and discussing our biases, how will we ever level the playing field and create environments where everyone has the opportunity to succeed?
In the thick of the workday, it’s common to feel like you don’t have the time to learn new tasks or skills. It often feels like there’s always something more important to cross off your to-do list. But it’s important to set aside time to cultivate your professional development. Doing so can help you get ahead in your career, not just at your current job, but in future roles as well. Still unconvinced? Below are a handful of reasons you should invest in yourself, plus valuable tips to do it quickly and efficiently, so that you can make the most of what little time you have. 1. Become a more desirable job candidate. Employers are always looking to hire smart, driven people who have a wide set of skills and are committed to developing their expertise. Having lots of experience in different areas will go a long way, especially if…
Technology has a profound impact on our lives, by and large affecting when, where and how we live and work, as well as influencing how we see and understand the world. But now that we’re always on and always connected, how can we strike a healthy work-life balance that ensures we don’t lose our humanity in the digital age? The price of our time More than one-third of respondents (36 percent) to a survey by Future Workplace for Kronos Inc. said they had given up work-life balance. Millennial and Gen Z employees were especially sensitive to this loss—83 percent reported they felt they had given up work-life balance, as opposed to 29 percent of Baby Boomers. Meanwhile, in the Pew Research Center’s July 2018 “Stories From Experts About the Impact of Digital Life,” Carolyn Heinrich, a professor of public policy, education and economics, writes: “If someone would have told me I…
Mentors can be crucial to your professional and personal development, no matter your career stage. But how do you find one? Should you choose someone in your industry? Does it need to be a person you know? Here are five strategies you should consider when trying to find a mentor who is right for you. 1. Find someone successful in your field. Do a little research to find a professional in your industry. If you’re a web designer, for example, you might want to ask a creative director to become your mentor. This person will be able to speak the right lingo, and he or she will likely know professionals in your industry, which will be helpful for climbing the ladder. You might think first of people within your company, but this doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, your mentor doesn’t need to work with you — and…
From higher productivity to stronger employee retention, a balanced workplace can attract top talent, especially when it comes to recruiting millennials.