How going above and beyond at work became required – BBC Worklife

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20220921-how-going-above-and-beyond-at-work-became-required

How very true! “Meets expectations” performance would net you a 3% raise (a net-pay cut vs inflation). Going “above and beyond” might get you 4-5%. Still a net pay cut.

Sad that this was from an employer that was always talking about and promoting employee health, well-being, and work-life balance.

The ‘illusion of knowledge’ that makes people overconfident – BBC Worklife

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20220812-the-illusion-of-knowledge-that-makes-people-overconfident

Something to think about – at work if you’re still in the office world, in your creative work if you’re an author or artist.

If you’re a writer, how does this apply to your characters when they find themselves in situations where they think they know what to do?

The surprising benefits of gossip – BBC Worklife

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20220804-the-surprising-benefits-of-gossip

This article was interesting to me, for a couple of reasons.

First, the possibility that a human need for gossip led to the development of language? Fun (to me, at least)!

Second, after two years and four months of working remotely… what and how does office gossip affect things?

Gossip can be good or bad. In the age of #MeToo, gossip that warns its listeners to “Never be alone with” certain men can save people and companies a lot of trouble!

So, for writers and storytellers, how do you use gossip in your tales?

Thoughts about leadership, DEI, and work life

I recently retired. (Yay, me!)

I used to post links to articles about leadership and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to my former employer’s intranet. A number of my former co-workers said they liked that. And I liked sharing things I’d read.

So I told me them I’d think about posting them on my Dancing Tree frog blog.

So I’ll be doing that. Look for these topics:
* Leadership
* DEI
* Workthoughts

Hope they help!