Random thoughts, ideas on where people and culture programming is going next.

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Happy 2022!

Each year at Elevated we set goals - but even though goals feel good to achieve, it has left us feeling "empty". This year, we're setting an intention instead: to have way more fun!

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Onboarding in a Pandemic.

In May we welcomed Jill Greschner to the team at Elevated. As part of the onboarding process, we ask our new team members to write about their experiences. Let's just say onboarding during a pandemic is certainly not the same.

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Writing notes during a 1:1 coaching session.

Leadership Development is Experiential.

We run an experiential course over the period of 8 to 9 weeks, and the growth is always extraordinary. I see the impact each time, and I know our graduates have the foundations to show up as a great leader. Leading means making a conscious choice about your intentions AND your impact... You can learn frameworks and fundamentals, but they will only make a positive impact if the person chooses to implement the knowledge.

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It’s Panic after the Pandemic!

In Alberta, life opens up in four(ish) weeks. And while I am so happy for our friends that own gyms, our friends in the travel and hospitality business, our friends that need people to be out and about to make a living…I can’t help but be a bit nervous. So where to begin to help with easing others fears who may be feeling the same way? I might be a broken record, but it’s using transparent communication. Don’t have time to communicate; make time.

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Saying Goodbye – An Employee Experience that Still Matters.

As many of you know, Abby Tiangco left Elevated to join the ranks of MasterBUILT Hotels heading up their HR now internally.  Abby was with our team for almost 8 years and MBH has been a valued client for as long as Abby has been a team member, so it only made sense to all of us to see that relationship continue to grow as Abby transitions to full-time with their team. 

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Lady doing light workout by standing on one leg and having her arms above head in the nature

Winter is coming.

This pandemic has been mentally and physically tough for everyone. Working from home is the new norm for many people, which has resulted in a reduction in our movement patterns.

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People in the office.

Onboarding – The Sequel.

Imagine you have planned a temporary absence from your workplace with the full intention of coming back. This could be a maternity leave, paternity leave, health leave, or for those lucky few, a sabbatical.

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To intern or not to intern?

This summer, we had the opportunity to hire a student for an 8 week internship. It turned out to be a positive experience for both our team and our intern. For a small business owner, hiring a student may not be possible due to budget constraints and the time required

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Workplace Drama.

There are very few of us who have been spared the discomfort of difficult-to-navigate scenarios at work. On the healthy end of the spectrum, these look like friction and challenges that drive growth and progress through collaboration, good competition and healthy debate. The other side of the spectrum

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Tips to Stay Healthy While Working from home.

We have all been out of our routine for 10 weeks now. Working from home may have been a big adjustment for many of us. Years, if not decades of our life we have commuted to the office, done our work and then commuted home. We had to plan ahead

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