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Ellen Degeneres Addresses ‘Toxic Work Environment’


Ellen DeGeneres came out to start Season 18 of her show addressing the accusations of a toxic work environment. She had earlier offered staff some perks in the wake of the ‘toxic workplace claim.’ Ellen DeGeneres addresses the rumors of workplace toxicity, and about her personal behavior.

In her monologue, DeGeneres, took responsibility for the scandal.

“As you may have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show. And then there was an investigation. I learned that things happened here that never should have happened.” Ellen began.

DeGeneres continued: “I take that very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected. I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power and I realized that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show.”

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“This is ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show.’ I am Ellen DeGeneres. My name is there, my name is there, my name is on underwear,” she joked. “We have had a lot of conversations over the last few weeks about the show, our workplace and what we want for the future. We have made the necessary changes and today we are starting a new chapter,” she promised.

“Sometimes I get sad, I get mad, I get anxious, I get frustrated, I get impatient. I am working on all of that. I am a work in progress”

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Ellen’s tone became more serious as she said, “There were also articles in the press and on social media that said who I am not who I appear to be on TV … Being known as the ‘Be Kind’ lady is a tricky position to be in. The truth is, I am that person that you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things. Sometimes I get sad, I get mad, I get anxious, I get frustrated, I get impatient. I am working on all of that. I am a work in progress,” she added. “I’m especially working on the impatience thing, and it’s not going well because it’s not happening fast enough, I’ll tell you that.”

She continued, “I don’t think I’m that good [of an actress] that I could come out here every day for 17 years and fool you. This is me. And my intention is to always be the best person I can be. And if I’ve ever let someone down, if I’ve ever hurt their feelings, I am so sorry for that.”

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Erica Venton On Working Efficiently: Podcast


Source: Michigan State University WorkLife Office … “Feeling More Like I Was In Control Of The Work I Was Doing” Erica Venton

Duration: 20 minutes

Snippet: Erica Venton, Marketing Manager for the Office of the Provost Communications Team, shares some of the new practices she has inserted into her worklife to help her improve her experience.

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Burnout Is Everyone’s Problem: Podcast


Source: WorkLife with Adam Grant … Burnout Is Everyone’s Problem

Duration: 42 minutes

Snippet: Burnout seems to be everywhere. But it’s not inevitable. Come inside some high-pressure workplaces that have figured out how to fight exhaustion by redesigning jobs—and changing cultures, using empathy and helping others.

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The Economics Of Well Being, A Measure Of Success

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Click to read: The Economics Of Well Being, A Measure Of Success

Source: Harvard Business Review (HBR)

Snippet: Money isn’t everything. But for measuring national success, it has long been pretty much the only thing (other than, of course, sports). The specific metric that has prevailed since World War II is the dollar value of a country’s economic output, expressed first as gross national product, later as gross domestic product. This is an improvement over ranking by military victories […]

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Turning Toward Our Blind Spot: Seeing The Shadow

Turning Toward Our Blind Spot_Seeing The Shadow As A Source For Transformation

Click to read: Turning Toward Our Blind Spot: Seeing The Shadow As A Source For Transformation

Source: Presencing Institute

Snippet: We are living in a moment of tectonic shift in society. Something changed when we all watched the same images — 8 minutes and 46 seconds — the killing of George Floyd. During that unbearable experience, something broke down and broke open in our hearts, in how we relate to one another, and in how we want to live together.

From the Collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989… When the Berlin Wall collapsed in 1989, we witnessed the end of the 20th-century Cold War era. A wall collapsed between two conflicting social systems: capitalism and socialism.

Today we see a different type of wall collapsing: not a wall between systems, but between system and self — a wall that has kept us separated from each other for too long.

While the coronavirus pandemic has functioned as an eye-opening disruption, laying bare everything that is already broken in our social and economic systems, Black Lives Matter is shifting not only the way we see the world, but also the way we feel — how we sense each other’s well-being and pain — whether we numb ourselves or open ourselves to deeper human connection, whether we turn away or find the courage to change.

Read the rest of the article on the Field of the Future Blog: https://medium.com/presencing-institute-blog/turning-toward-our-blind-spot-seeing-the-shadow-as-a-source-for-transformation-aff23d480a55

More on Blind Spot? Read, Vulnerabilities Are Not Weaknesses, Not All Pains Give Gain

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Aspirational Six Hour Four Day Workweek


Click to read: Aspirational Six hour Four day Workweek

Source: Forbes

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Snippet: In an era of heightened work-related angst, stress and pressure, there is an emerging movement to shorten the workday and week. Sanna Marin, the newly elected prime minister of Finland, is the most recent high-profile proponent of shortening the amount of time people work.

Marin said, “I believe people deserve to spend more time with their families, loved ones, hobbies and other aspects of life, such as culture. This could be the next step for us in working life.” The aspirational six hour four day workweek concept gained considerable attention throughout Finland, Europe and […]

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How Company Leaders Can Promote Racial Justice In The Workplace

How company leaders can promote racial justice in the workplace

Click to read: How company leaders can promote racial justice in the workplace

Source: Strategy+Business

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Snippets: Organisations around the world need to be more transparent about policies and progress made on workplace injustice. They need to bring compassion and sincerity into conversations about workplace inclusion, and adopt bold strategies to fight injustice.

Leaders need to tell the story, their story. Stories that can connect their organisations to actions that can outlive them. They need to do this, knowing that freedom is not a state; it is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finally sit down and rest. Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society.

In recent months in the US, many company leaders have embraced good trouble in their organization. In response to the killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks, and protests over criminal and economic injustice, countless leaders have spoken out publicly. They have donated millions of dollars toward causes focused on ending the harmful effects of systemic racism […]

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How Managers Can Prevent Their Teams from Burning Out

How Managers Can Prevent Their Teams From Burning Out

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Source: Harvard Business Review (HBR)

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Snippet: No organization wants to burn out its employees. And yet, according to new research, companies’ efforts to prevent prolonged stress among their staffs are falling short. Burnout happens when people aren’t given enough time to disconnect, rest, focus on other aspects of life and recharge. Unfortunately, nearly […]

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Building Worklife Boundaries In The WFH Era

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Click to read: Building Worklife Boundaries In The WFH Era

Source: Harvard Business Review (HBR)

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How Managers Can Recognize Burnout Remotely

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Source: Fortune

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