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by Zach Armstrong

Choose Your Own Productivity Adventure

No one's perfect, especially when it comes to managing tasks at work. We hope a few of these tools can be useful to you in your day-to-day work.
Storybrand - Don't be the hero
by Tyler Daniels

Don't be a Hero: The Key to Good Storytelling

Storytelling can be an incredibly powerful tool for any type of persuasion, but there’s a common mistake we often make that can limit our power to persuade.
Edwin Hammond vlog
by Edwin Hammond

DARCOMM Video Tips

In the days of yore, you needed an actual video camera to make videos. In today’s modern world, though, if you have a smartphone, you’ve got a movie-making machine right in the palm of your hand. With such easy access to a…
Staff Meeting Rut
by Katie DeGenova

Overcoming the Staff Meeting Rut

Have you ever sat in a weekly staff meeting, listening to a colleague read their to-do list, wondering what you should fix for dinner? Or, worse, have you ever LED a staff meeting and witnessed someone falling asleep? I have. A few months…
by Andrea Parris

Want more hours in your day?

Here are some tips for planning more efficient meetings. According to Franklin Covey, employees typically spend up to 40 percent of their time preparing for and participating in meetings. “With poor planning and unclear agendas, meetings…
Workaholics
by Andrea Parris

Workaholics are Bad for Team Morale

Did you know that workaholics are bad for team morale? According to a recent study of 5,000 workers, the best performers were those who were most focused at work, not the ones who were most present at work. “The main finding, and it's…
Public Administration and Policy Professor Amanda Abraham teaches a class.
by Laura Bayne

TAP: How UGA Employees Can Get More Education for Free and Why They Should

In 37 days I will walk across the stage in Stegeman and graduate with a Master of Public Administration without having to take out student loans or having spent (much) of my own money. Did you know the University System of Georgia allows employees…
Extended Leave(s)
by Scarlett Hart

Requests for Extended Leave (e.g. FMLA)

As you are aware, with the implementation of OneUSG Connect, processes for submitting absence requests have changed.  One particular process is for absences that will require time away from work on a continuous or intermittent basis that is applicable…
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by Kathy Bangle

Put Yourself Last

I learned a few grammar rules outside the classroom. When I was a child, my mother would implore my brothers and me to “put yourself last.”  Yes, my mother likely meant this statement to have double impact. She insisted on our being kind…
by Andrea Parris

What Keeps Us Up at Night?

What keeps you up at night? I usually wake up in a panic that I’ve forgotten to answer an email about this or that. So what is the first thing I do when I can’t sleep? I grab my phone. I know I shouldn’t, but it’s a habit. It’s hard…