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HENRY DAVID THOREAU

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?

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When the Office Turns into a Reality TV Show: Surviving Workplace Conflict

Picture this: You’re at work, minding your own business, when suddenly - BAM! - you’re in the middle of a reality TV show. There’s drama, there’s tension, and yes, there’s even a fight over the last cup of coffee. Welcome to “Survivor: Office Edition,” where workplace con...

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Building Bridges, Not Walls: Part 1

Building Bridges, Not Walls: Part 1

Fostering a culture of collaboration in the workplace can be incredibly rewarding and can drive organizational goals forward.

  • Lead by Example: As a team leader, model the behaviors you want to see in your team.

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The Perks of Staying in Your Lane: A Workplace Comedy

The Perks of Staying in Your Lane: A Workplace Comedy

Staying in your lane at work is like being a superhero with laser-focused powers. You’re not just an employee, you’re “Efficiency Man” or “Productivity Woman,” using your super skills to conquer tasks at lightning speed.

Clear goals? They’re...

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"It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you."

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MARY CASE

No pressure, no diamonds."

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The Busy Body

The Busy Body

Ah, the workplace busybodies, the human equivalent of pop-up ads or maybe morethe elephant at the tea party. Just when you’re in the zone, along they come with their “quick questions” and “just checking in” interruptions. They hover around your desk like a moth to a flame...

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ROBERT F. BALES

“Effective teamwork will not take the place of knowing how to do the job or how to manage the work. Poor teamwork, however, can prevent effective final performance. And it can also prevent team members from gaining satisfaction in being a member of a team and the organ...

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Cons of Staying in Your Lane

Cons of Staying in Your Lane

  1. Limited Perspective: Staying strictly within one's lane can limit an employee's understanding of the broader business context. This could potentially hinder their ability to contribute to strategic decisions.
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ANDREW DAVENPORT

"Every action is a performance"

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Highway to Success: The Hilarious Ups and Downs of 'Staying in Your Lane' at Work

Highway to Success: The Hilarious Ups and Downs of 'Staying in Your Lane' at Work

And there you have it, folks! The rollercoaster ride of “staying in your lane” at work. It’s like a game of Frogger, dodging traffic and leaping over obstacles, all while trying to get to the other side of the road (or Friday, whichever comes first). So, whether you’re cr...

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Potential and innovation

Potential and innovation

“Staying in your lane” can limit a team’s potential and hinder innovation by creating a compliance-focused culture. While understanding one’s role is important, encouraging stepping out of one’s lane can foster creativity, improve processes, and drive success in today’s f...

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Archaic and counterproductive?

Archaic and counterproductive?

In today’s collaborative work culture, the phrase “stay in your lane” can feel outdated and limiting. It can stifle creativity and make employees hesitant to contribute beyond their roles. This approach may hinder innovation and growth in an environment that values teamwo...

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Building Bridges, Not Walls: Part 2

Building Bridges, Not Walls: Part 2

  • Use Collaborative Tools: Equip your team with tools that facilitate collaboration.
  • Encourage Contribution: Ensure everyone has the opportunity to contribute.
  • Reward Collaboration: Recognize and reward ...

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What's gender got to do with it?: Part 1

What's gender got to do with it?: Part 1

Author and linguistic expert Deborah Tannen interviewed in Harvard Business Review, says, ”We have many influences on our style other than our gender. But there are tendencies that girls and boys tend to learn as kids playing in same-sex groups. Girls tend to talk in ways that downplay their auth...

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Unleashing the Power of High-Performing Teams: The Magic of Collective Effort

Unleashing the Power of High-Performing Teams: The Magic of Collective Effort

  • High-performing teams are groups of individuals who leverage their collective skills, diverse perspectives, specialized expertise, and complementary skills to accomplish challenging goals.
  • These teams are hyper-focused on achieving c...

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What's gender got to do with it?: Part 2

What's gender got to do with it?: Part 2

Author and linguistic expert Deborah Tannen continues, “That can press with the way boys tend to maintain their position in the group. Talk up what they’re good at; maybe even make it into a game where they’re trying to top each other.

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Diffuse the tension with humor

Diffuse the tension with humor

  • Breaking the Ice: Humor can help break the ice and reduce tension in a heated situation.
  • Building Connections: When people laugh together, it creates a positive bond between them.

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Pros of Staying in Your Lane

Pros of Staying in Your Lane

  1. Efficiency and Productivity: By focusing on their specific roles, employees can hone their skills and increase their efficiency. This can lead to higher productivity and better quality of work.
  2. Clear Goals and Expectations: When employees stay in their lane, they have a clear underst...

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Yogi ~ Buddhist ~ Garden ~ Digital Geek ~ Mum

In the high-speed highway of the corporate world, we often hear the advice, "Stay in your lane." But what does it really mean? Is it a mantra for success or a recipe for stagnation? Buckle up as we take a deep dive into the pros and cons of this widely used metaphor. From boosting productivity to potentially stifling innovation, let's explore this approach. Enjoy the ride.

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We are building self-doubt by caring about what people think, something which holds us back to do what we want to do.

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Always Too Busy

Always Too Busy

We have a standard rationalization for not honouring our commitments, not spending quality time with our family, or for not meditating or working out. We claim to be too busy.

Though it feels true that we are busy, it is all just smoke and mirrors and is reversible. We need to deve...

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