A message regarding Covid-19 and Tero International from Tero's President, Rowena Crosbie.
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Can You Multitask or is it a Myth?
Discover the truth behind multitasking.
Who wouldn't want to increase efficiency? Find out by watching this Tero Tip how exactly you can do that.
by Liz Cooney, Learning Specialist
For anyone who is new to working at home, the transition may be confusing, frustrating, and a sigh of relief all in one. Without time to prepare for this change, many of us now find ourselves staring at computer screens attempting to focus on our inboxes amidst kids, pets, partners, roommates, or on the contrary, overwhelming silence and isolation. Depending on your personality and your line of work, the change of scenery could be a welcome shift compared to your typical routine. Maybe you are more productive from home without interruptions, meetings, and distractions. For others, the challenges accompanying working from home could cause a lack of motivation and a decrease in productivity. CONTINUE READING...
Enjoy chapter 58 of Your Invisible Toolbox.
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Rowena Crosbie Tero International, President
What is Your Procrastination Pattern?
Take this Quiz to Find Out!
Working at home can be as challenging as working in the office if there are things we procrastinate on. What is your procrastination pattern? Knowing your pattern might help you troubleshoot any tendencies to procrastinate. Take our quiz to find out.
There are four procrastination patterns. We’re going to present four statements to you. To figure out where you are most likely to procrastinate, see which of these statements you most identify with.
Quiz: Let’s reveal your procrastination pattern.
If you chose (a) I am often guilty of thinking I’ll relax after I finish a project, you may procrastinate when it comes to fun, leisure and relaxation. Since there are an endless number of projects, relaxation time seldom comes for you.
If you chose (b) I know there is a need for introspective thinking time but I put it off for another day, you may procrastinate when it comes to quiet, reflective thinking time. You may be measuring success by activity rather than accomplishment.
If you chose (c) I invent reasons or look for excuses for not having a difficult conversation, you may procrastinate when it comes to interpersonal conflict. You may avoid interactions that are potentially negative or beat around the bush in some conversations.
If you chose (d) I delay making a decision until I gather all the information, you may procrastinate when it comes to decision-making. Since there is always more to know and more data to analyze, you may put off decision-making activities.
Did you identify with more than one of the statements? By becoming conscious to your procrastination patterns, you can catch yourself when you fall into common traps and choose different behaviors.
Catch Des Moines and the DSM Partnership launch the DSM Challenge to support your local businesses during this time. Join Tero as we take the challenge to support our favorite local spots while working from home at this time.
Make sure you share with us and on your social channels how you're supporting local and use the hashtag #DSMlocalchallenge and #DSMstrong.
Learn more by visiting the Catch Des Moines website here.
Life and work are little crazy right now. And Tero is trying to put together resources for you during this time. Please share what you would like to know more about to help you as professional while you're working from home, social distancing in the office and having to find new ways to run your business.
What issues are you dealing with as an individual or leader while managing covid-19? Are there professional resources you are needing at this time to continue your professional development? What tips would you like to know about working from home? Let us know!
We understand that with schools being closed and many of you having to work from home. Kids shouldn't be missing the opportunity to learn and grow, just like you as parents shouldn't miss the opportunity to learn and grow as professionals. Much of what Tero teaches is also critical for young kids and teenagers to learn as well. We've developed an area on our website full of resources for kids to learn and grow from while at home the next few weeks.