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The C Sheet March 4 | Psychological Safety, Engaged Employees, and Work Personalities

This week in the C Sheet: How to support employees during times of crisis, work personalities, and the importance of psychological safety.

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1. Supporting employees during times of conflict 

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has the world watching. As people experience stress and anxiety, here’s how companies can support their employees during this time: The Conflict in Ukraine Is Causing Some Workers Severe Anxiety; Employers Can Help (SHRM) 

2. Engaged employees start with managers

More engaged employees are less likely to quit, but remote work can make achieving employee engagement a challenge. A potential solution? Empowering managers with better management resources and people skills. Effective Employee Development Starts with Managers (Harvard Business Review) 

3. Warning signs of unsafe work environments

Psychologically safe environments are important to all employees, but especially women of color. Even if your business has generally supportive managers, many companies still fail to create an environment that is psychologically safe. Inclusion author Ruchika Tulshyan shares four warning signs. 4 warning signs of a psychologically unsafe culture for women of color (Fortune)

4. What boomerang employees can teach you 

Boomerang employees, or employees who left your organization and have returned, are an emerging trend this year. They can also provide insight on the strengths and weaknesses of your organization. Make sure to listen. The Rise Of Boomerang Employees During 2022 (Forbes)

5. What type of worker are you? 

New research characterizes workers into six archetypes by how their sense of purpose and work overlap. So what are you? An operator or a pioneer? New Report: There Are 6 Types of Workers. Understanding Them Can Help You Beat the Great Resignation (Inc.) 

6. Big cities take hit from hybrid work

Despite people returning to old routines in their personal lives—going out to dinner, attending a sporting event—work remains primarily at home. So what are the long-term consequences of our office-less work lives? The Five-Day Workweek Is Dying (The Atlantic)

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