Tag: Workplace Culture

My mission to change the toxic monster of work

The following is a guest post by Next Jump’s Director of Wellness, Peter Chica. Recently, I’ve been reflecting on my journey over the past 10 years. Growing up in New York, I graduated with a BA in economics. At 21, I had a full time offer to work on Wall Street as an investment banker in public

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The Power of Not Feeling Alone at Work: Talking Partners

When I first moved from Next Jump’s headquarters in New York City to our Boston office, I was tasked with reorganizing our Network Operations team. It was one of the most lonely experiences I have ever encountered. I ended up choosing to replace a more experienced individual (who I believed to be the wrong fit from

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A Radical New Model for Unleashing Your Company’s Potential

In most organizations, nearly everyone is doing a second job that no one is paying them for – namely, covering their weaknesses, trying to look their best, and managing other people’s impressions of them. There may be no greater waste of a company’s resources. The ultimate cost: neither the organization nor its people are able

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Three lessons learned in creating recognition programs that HURT employee engagement

Recognition programs are a powerful way to reinforce the behaviors that are important to an organization. I have seen first-hand how recognizing someone can have a tremendously positive impact on engaging employees; on the flip side, I have seen recognition result in disengaged employees as well.