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Leading Teams with Creative Workplace Rituals

Many have come back to work this new year with feelings of uncertainty, concern, and burnout lingering from the 2021 year. The methods for using creative rituals that Professor Kursat discusses can help you boost engagement, improve retention, and build shared values within your team, which can provide a foundation to achieving common goals.  

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Navigating Challenging Discussions

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Setting expectations for a return to working on-site more frequently and consistently is a common topic these days. In this forum, we help you prepare for productive interactions and share key support resources to help you lead challenging discussions, such as return to on-site and a variety of other work conversations—new work policies, behavior, performance, or a workplace conflict. 

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Fun-tervention

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Fall quarter is a busy time, especially this year when we are continuing to navigate supporting our teams through ambiguity and uncertainty. Knowing this, the podcast, The Happiness Lab: Laurie Gets a Fun-tervention helps us explore opportunities to bring more fun to our work and leisure

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Navigating continued ambiguity: Resources to help you and your team

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Representatives from various Stanford programs share an overview of their resources and how they can help support you and your team during this period of continued ambiguity and uncertainty, during which our teams and we may experience a wide range of responses.

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Flexible Work: What you need to know as a manager

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Representatives from the Flexible Work Committee and Workstreams discuss how university leaders believe there’s an opportunity to rethink how we work to create a better future, and dive into the new Flexible Work Manager Playbook.

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Avoid Employee Burnout: Promote a culture of wellness

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A focus on what managers can do to help reduce stress, burnout and depression while creating a culture of health. 

Guest leader Jeffrey Pfeffer, the Thomas D. Dee II Professor at the Graduate School of Business

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LinkedIn Learning: Develop yourself, develop your team

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LinkedIn Learning guest leaders Cyndi Ramirez and Ryan Zervakos discuss how LinkedIn Learning can support your development and the development of your team, including a demonstration of this valuable learning resource.

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Building Exceptional Relationships with Colleagues

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A focus on building exceptional, meaningful, authentic and productive relationships that can improve teamwork and collaboration, increase productivity, and boost morale.

Guest leader David Bradford and Carole Robins from the Graduate School of Buisness

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Practicing Gratitude and Taking Care of Self

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A focus on care for self, connection with others and contributions to the greater good. 

Guest leader Frederic Luskin, Lecturer, Health and Human Performance.

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Managing Employees Working From Home

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A focus on remote management, including goal setting and 2-way communication and feedback. 

Guest leader Nicholas Bloom, Eberle Professor of Economics, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Professor, by courtesy, of Economics at the Graduate School of Business.

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Enhancing Employee Engagement During Intense Workplace Disruption

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A focus on employee engagement during times of continued workplace disruption, highlighting the new Enhancing the Level of Employee Engagement guide.

Guest leader Bob Sutton, Professor of Management Science & Engineering and, by courtesy, of Organization Behavior at the Graduate School of Business.

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