Posts by author: MarchFifteen

Pandemic Has a Negative Impact on Women in the Workplace

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From as early as when women first entered the workforce, there have been obstacles for them to navigate that are not present for their male counterparts. And the pandemic has added yet another barrier. It has not only negatively impacted working women, but affected the workplace itself too. Slice has summarized the findings of Concordia University’s… Read more »

“Through endurance, we conquer” – Ernest Shackleton.

Posted by & filed under Reflection, Uncategorized.

When Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton and his 28-strong team set sail on the Endurance ship in 1914, reaching Antarctica was the only thing on his mind. Unfortunately, the Weddell Sea had other plans for Endurance and the three-masted wooden ship crashed into the ice, forcing all crew members to abandon ship. The long and courageous journey that followed would not… Read more »

Empathy 101: Why Should Leaders or Anyone Care? – A Guest Blog by Patrizia Rothenberger

Posted by & filed under Organizational Psychology.

With conversations on burnout and employee retention top of mind for many leaders, we wanted to share with you a piece by our dear friend, Patrizia Rothenberger, on the importance and impact of empathy. In this article, Pat beautifully explains this key component of our daily interactions and, even more importantly, highlights how to “do”… Read more »

MarchFifteen Goes Digital on Strategy Implementation

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A strong, new partnership with DecideAct enables MarchFifteen to help you, our clients, with strategy implementation using a groundbreaking digital solution. We are excited to announce our partnership with DecideAct – a dedicated provider of a cloud-based Strategy Execution Management solution that simplifies and streamlines manual implementation and follow-up of strategies, helping companies and organizations… Read more »

Managing and Courting Conflict in Teams and Virtual Teams

Posted by & filed under Leadership, Organizational Psychology.

Some conflict in teams is inevitable and, in fact, can be healthy. When we have different values as individuals, communication becomes paramount so that we can understand where conflicts can arise. As noted by Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, the more we really get to know people, the better we get along. Familiarity… Read more »

Let’s stop “shoulding”​ on each other – A Guest Blog by Kevin McKenzie

Posted by & filed under Positive Psychology at Work.

We are pleased to share an article by MarchFifteen’s friend, Senior Advisory Partner at EY, Kevin McKenzie, whose common sense and insight is always refreshing and meaningful.  Kevin astutely observes the emotionality of people during difficult times, and how they might respond when “shoulded”. A great piece, and a useful addition to our toolbox on how to operate… Read more »

The ART of Promoting a Mentally Healthy Workplace – A Guest Blog by Suzanne Killick

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“I broke my leg!” Sally called in this morning and shared her news with Barb, her manager. Barb was sympathetic and offered assistance with organizing Sally’s sick time. She let Sally’s team know and they were understanding and quickly planned to send flowers and a card. Barb worked with the team to help reorganize their… Read more »

COVID-19 Virtual (Just-in-time) Coaching

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As we all continue to work through this crisis, MarchFifteen is acutely aware of the extra pressures placed on managers. We are implementing a temporary coaching offer to help managers – and thus your teams – deal with: The anxiety around the current state of ambiguity and uncertainty. Their own stress and the stress of… Read more »