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Embracing Your Emotions at Work - Shared screen with speaker view
Lindsay-Rae Lebrun
37:23
Lindsay-Rae Lebrun - Annoyed.
Miki Johnson
37:26
Miki Johnson – overwhelmed
shelb
37:31
My name is Shelby and I’ve felt lonely!!! :(
Kelly Costello
37:32
Kelly Costello - grief!
Bjork Del Riego
37:35
Bjork Del Riego- Anxious
Freya Pirbhai
37:35
Freya - Scattered
Kat LeFevre
37:39
incredibly irritated
melissa
37:40
Melissa Montalto - depressed
egambrill
37:40
Erin - scared
Paul Thallner
37:42
Paul Thallner - dread
Carlie
37:44
Carlie - scared
Sara
37:45
Sara - alone
Samantha Stratton
37:46
Hi I’m Samantha! I’ve felt overwhelmed lately!
Kim Hammond
37:47
My name is Kim and my word is overwhelmed
Emma Schned
37:48
Abby - Rollercoaster
gabriela
37:51
Gaby - overwhelmed
Sam Huntington
37:51
Also, just a reminder that we'll be doing a live Q&A at the end so if you have questions please utilize the Q&A function in the Zoom toolbar at the bottom of your screen!
Brian Annett
37:52
Brian Annett - stressed
Eve Sim
37:52
Lonely
E. Hopkins
37:53
Ebony Hopkins - uncertain
Ashton Dhuman
37:53
Ashton - Exhausting
Lauren Singh
37:54
Hi, I’m Lauren Singh - Anxious
Charline GELIN
37:55
Charline - frustrated
Megan Leet
37:56
Megan - sad
Lacey Wright
37:57
Lacey - I’ve felt scared and anxious a lot lately.
Rosie
37:57
Rosie - anxious
Lindsey Gray
37:59
Natalie - worried
Aapta Garg
38:00
Aapta Garg- overwhelmed and unsupported
Maria Coelho
38:01
Maria - miss coworkers and seeing them in person
Prudence
38:01
Prudence - unmotivated
Conner Daw
38:02
exasperated
johanna
38:04
Johann - unmotivated
Kirsten Lindquist Campana
38:07
Kirsten 😒
Tyler J. Smith
38:12
Tyler, and I have felt unmotivated and despondent.
Jackie
38:13
Jackie - hopeless
rhanson
38:14
Regina - Frustration.
BHeltebridle
38:15
Beth - distracted
Andrea Kleekamp
38:16
Andrea - Frustrated
Joel Velasco
38:19
Joel - frustrated
Bryanna Rivera
38:19
Bryanna - lonely
Eve Sim
38:23
Eve - Anger
Kimberly Hubert-Mejia, Associate ASID with Architectural Ceramic
38:26
Kimberly - Scattered
Samantha s
38:31
Sam - Unsure
zoe
38:34
Zoë - restless
Alyssa Martin
38:34
Aly - Worried
Ashley Chain
38:43
Ashley - unmotivated
Allie Kovalik
38:48
Allie Kovalik - scattered
Suzy Smyth
40:13
Suzy - bored
Sam Huntington
40:32
thank you all for sharing with such honesty. We are so glad to have you all joining us!
Arielle Shipper
41:17
Thanks Lindsay-Rae! :) So glad to have you with us!
Miki Johnson
46:18
We start our meetings with everyone saying something they are anxious about and something they are excited about
shelb
46:19
We’ve been doing a weekly self-care check in on Slack for many months! Different colored hearts to express how people may be feeling.
Alyssa Martin
46:27
“How are you?”
Ashley
46:40
I have offered a Google Meet option for those who want to do face to face. It's a better way for me to show empathy / read their faces / ask how they're doing.
egambrill
47:03
I usually lead with a positive thing that I’ve done (gone for a walk, caught up on a new show, etc.) and that tends to model others offering positive things they’ve been experiencing in all of this weirdness.
tomgray
47:09
what did you do that was fun yesterday
Morgan Tucker
47:17
recent meeting we were asked to go around and say one thing that makes us hopeful right now. so helped us focus for a moment on something positive before we went into a meeting about difficult topics.
Teonja Jung
47:19
I checking weekly with my staff through video chat about how they are doing personally and with teleworking.
Nate Parsons
47:23
as an IC, I've started a daily slackbot message in my teams channel that asks "how are you doing? :thumbs-up: / :neutral-face: / :thumbs-down:"
Sam Huntington
47:26
a STROBE LIGHT! Love that
Allie Kovalik
47:29
I've been approaching check ins by offering where I am at first to show the level of vulnerability
Samantha s
47:29
for younger members I have sent weekly check in messages
Kumquat Consult
47:49
Thank you Mollie, that’s really interesting. Could you share the research you mentioned on attention levels in virtual meetings?
haddy
49:32
a chart mood meter would be great
melissa
52:14
my company is not communicating at all. my team doesn't message each other to chat or check in on each other, and I feel really alone.
Ashley
52:18
Some people are so excited to see each other online (our whole staff has only met once in two weeks), thy border on "giddy."
Ashley
52:20
they
Carrie Grogan
52:31
Everyone has expressed a desire for our new focus on compassion, empathy, and vulnerability to continue when we get back to "normal". This seems to have given us the "permission" we needed.
Laura Crook
52:57
Melissa—I’m so sorry to hear that. That must feel terrible
Jackie
53:06
one person on my team sends a meme with a "mornin" message on Teams (like Slack). Helps us connect but don't really talk as much as a team either throughout the day
Morgan Tucker
53:09
my company is being much more proactive and explicit about promoting self-care, mental health, socializing online etc. people seem more empathetic and flexible
Brian Annett
53:12
I love the water cooler idea. we are going from 25 associates per location to 1. now we are being more alone than ever before
johanna
53:20
In my non company slack for tech friends, we've created a separate slack channel for covid19 and as well as emotional support so people can properly voice their needs without hurting other unintentionally
Paul Thallner
53:36
I know of a company that hasn’t relaxed it’s formal business dress code for remote work. And they have to literally stand up on zoom calls to prove they’re wearing a full top/bottom work clothes.
egambrill
53:41
Yes! I feel like real leaders (even if that’s not their given administrative profession) are showing themselves by being the ones to step up and communicate and check in with others, instead of just leaving everyone to struggle to find their own lifeboat.
Samantha s
54:01
The owners of my company have always been honest with there feelings and what is happening in their life. So the structure has always been there for us to share. We are doing so more.
shelb
54:16
Our company is SO forward with mental health, destigmatizing it, etc. I’m worried that I’ve been doing TOO much checking in.
Itzel Sosa
54:19
My employer is just communicating the basics. Thankfully, I have a great relationship with my supervisor so we’ve been checking in daily/every other day. I’ve been disappointed in my master’s program’s response to this. Very bare minimum requirements/communication. Luckily, me and my peers have been checking in with one another often. Haven’t been happy with the “leaders” in my life.
Teonja Jung
54:23
my unit uses a social chat for folks to share things they are doing like making Smores or hearing music from neighbors, etc
melissa
56:33
What if you are low on the totem pole and want to bring these things up?
Arielle Shipper
57:59
Good question, Melissa! Maybe there’s a direct supervisor you feel comfortable approaching, or a buddy at a similar level you can brainstorm approaches with?
Arielle Shipper
58:06
SO many great ideas in here!
haddy
58:17
so true
Allie Kovalik
59:20
Will there be any information provided on attendees for this - seems like a great network and resource for people to share ideas and support each other in raising concerns at their employer
Alyssa Martin
59:54
Melissa, I am the youngest person on my team with the least technical (least important in my mind sometimes) position. I started our virtual happy hours, I started our donut chats, I do our motivation Monday, etc. DO IT!
melissa
01:00:26
Thanks Arielle and Alyssa!
Arielle Shipper
01:00:43
@Allie we’ll be sending slides, a recording, and a recap after the webinar. Does that help? Or did you want info on something else?
Laura Crook
01:01:47
We’re doing group happy hour with the breakout room feature on zoom—you can put like 10 people in a room together, and send ice breaker questions to the room. It’s helpful if 40 people call in for happy hour, the breakout rooms help keep the size manageable
Arielle Shipper
01:01:56
Yes, well definitely make sure the chat info makes it into the recap and distributed resources :)
Laura Crook
01:02:36
We also do trivia—team leaders go on zoom and receive the questions, then send them to their team on slack so it’s as close to a live trivia experience as possible. We just did The Office trivia and we’re doing Game of Thrones on Thursday!
johanna
01:02:46
I've seen a friend get a care package of snacks!
Carrie Grogan
01:02:53
We had a pen pal sign up and included kids so we can match them with others their age. A good way to support parents/families
shelb
01:03:00
We’ve been sending birthday & anniversary cards! As well as home cooking meal boxes if people have a loss in the family.
Jackie
01:03:05
weekly, optional Zoom coffee hour where we explicitly don't talk about work. A friend's coworker is offering virtual yoga (most? every?) day right at 5pm. My husband works remotely full time - before all this - he's gotten swag/hat when he hasn't been at big meeting
Prudence
01:03:24
we’re using snap camera to turn ourselves into potatoes during meetings https://snapcamera.snapchat.com/
Lisa Walden
01:03:24
My sister’s boss sent her a muffin and fresh OJ because my sis was about to start a big creative project, and she wanted her to have an extra morning breakfast boost!
Shaelynn Hales
01:03:27
My boss sent me a small care package
Lindsay-Rae Lebrun
01:03:46
Virtual happy hours
Morgan Tucker
01:04:24
set up 30 min virtual chats with colleagues or groups of colleagues i miss / am closer with to catch up on life
shelb
01:04:33
We have a DIY slime-making class next week and we’re mailing the materials out!
Kumquat Consult
01:04:53
We’re working on Zoom with mic and video on for one hour each day. Not working together, just in one another’s presence. It’s lovely – and often prolongs past the hour.
Shaelynn Hales
01:04:57
I’ve set up virtual coffee break and happy hour for my team to offer time to also not talk about work.
Allie Kovalik
01:05:15
We provided company wide resource on the 'do's and dont's of working from home' - things like 'do schedule you time, don't forget to schedule time for yourself' or 'do use your video, but don't worry about background noise or other people or kids!'
Rachel Rogers
01:05:29
My fiancé's professor had class with pets this morning as a stress-relief, and a fun way to promote communication within the students (who have never met in-person due to the quarantine).
Shaelynn Hales
01:06:38
Sharing cookie recipes the day before our virtual coffee break, so we can (if we have the ingredients!) still have our common snack that we used to have in person. Offering a quarantine version of the recipe too!
Prudence
01:06:45
we set up an ongoing ring central/zoom meeting that we called “the kitchen” so people can pop in throughout the day and chat with team members as we would do when we run into them in our actual kitchen at the office
Arielle Shipper
01:07:53
Thanks so much Bridget!
Sarah M Don
01:09:07
Virtual exercise classes
Allie Kovalik
01:09:45
We launched a weekly newsletter highlighting COVID resources, fun activities we're hosting, monthly birthday and anniversaries and a blurb on what to focus on that week like 'thinking downstream' in our actions or 'marathon not a sprint' - it's helped to put things in one place and enhance communication
Sam Huntington
01:10:49
Rachel do you have a good virtual bingo link?
Arielle Shipper
01:11:24
What an amazing way to create community and support local business - I love that @Jessica! :)
Morgan Tucker
01:13:33
i think this is essential, but the ability to access many mental health services online/over video so we can all stay safer.
Opheliar Chan
01:14:04
to combat the issue of "no control over the world" we're looking at charities in our area and trying to see how we can help so at least we can assist our communities
Sarah M Don
01:14:06
Artists
Sam Huntington
01:14:59
Sara Krumminga can you share so good dance class links?
Arielle Shipper
01:15:01
Hi! I saw your hand raised. Anything we can help with?
Arielle Shipper
01:15:16
Hi Haddy! I saw your hand raised - anything we can help with?
haddy
01:16:48
sorry
Arielle Shipper
01:23:29
I love Brene Brown! Do you have a link?
Sam Huntington
01:23:33
Amazing Fern! Can you share the link?
Arielle Shipper
01:24:12
Thank you!!
Sara Krumminga
01:24:13
http://www.booty-therapy.com/public/
https://www.mojomoves.co.uk/
Sara Krumminga
01:28:45
re: learning from employees/each other, we have asked the everyone in the team to lead a 30 minute mini workshop. Some of them come up with ideas and volunteer; others I reach out to and ask. I like how this makes us feel like we are *all* responsible for teaching/sharing/guiding each other at times. Some things the team have led us in are: meditation, Wim hof breathing, hip stretching, 80s aerobics, cross fit
shelb
01:32:07
We did a current events channel to separate news/stressful covid articles from our big group channels
Brittany Williamson
01:35:10
Thank you this was very helpful!
Allison Gordon
01:35:14
Thank you! Very helpful :)
Kelly Costello
01:35:19
Thank you!!!
Sam Huntington
01:35:24
Thank you so much everyone!! Please take a moment to fill out the poll
Hannah Ordun
01:35:26
Thanks so much for your time and tips! This was really informative and helpful :)
Arielle Shipper
01:35:30
Thanks so much for joining everyone! Please share your thoughts before you leave :)
Ashley
01:35:30
Thank you so much!