Thriving Together Series: How to Manage Microaggressions in the Workplace

Thriving Together Series: How to Manage Microaggressions in the Workplace By: Anasa Alamgir, Oksana Hia, Connor Shannon, Michelle Murillo, and Maya Andrews, Mason students in the School of Business “Microaggressions add up. No matter how confident people from marginalized or underrepresented communities feel about their identities, microaggressions create unsafe spaces and make individuals feel like perpetual outsiders.” – Mira Yang Microaggressions – hurtful statements or actions that are indirect, subtle, or unintentional – may seem small, but they can significantly harm people’s well-being. When microaggressions happen on the job, you need to address them in order to promote well-being at work. [...]

Thriving Together Series: How to Manage Microaggressions in the Workplace2022-08-01T14:23:41-04:00

Thriving Together Series: Business Negotiation Skills

Thriving Together Series: Business Negotiation Skills By: Aria Latifi, Ali Dastan, Ethan Hassassian, Roch Madejas, and Edward Peabody, Mason students in the School of Business  “Everything is a negotiation. Everything is a little bit of give and take.” – Lamman Rucker It is vital to learn business negotiation skills to experience success and well-being at work. Here are key business skills you can use to negotiate well. In business negotiations, being able to understand the other side of the negotiation, being able to present your ideas clearly so that there is no miscommunication, and being emotionally intelligent are the three most [...]

Thriving Together Series: Business Negotiation Skills2022-08-01T14:33:59-04:00

Thriving Together Series: The Well-Being Benefits of Workplace Diversity

Thriving Together Series: The Well-Being Benefits of Workplace Diversity By: Andy Ainsworth, Tiffany Nguyen, Morgan Outland, Hanan Isse, and Carsen Pracht, Mason students in the School of Business “When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser, more inclusive, and better as an organization.” – Pat Wadors Working toward an inclusive and diverse workplace is a key aspect of success for companies. While doing so, the entire company culture begins to shift to a more uplifting environment, which increases employee satisfaction. Here are the well-being benefits of workplace diversity. How Workplace Diversity Benefits Well-Being If employees [...]

Thriving Together Series: The Well-Being Benefits of Workplace Diversity2022-08-01T14:36:34-04:00

Thriving Together Series: How Corporate Social Responsibility Enhances Consumer Well-Being

Thriving Together Series: How Corporate Social Responsibility Enhances Consumer Well-Being By: Caleb Meleka, Michael Henderson, Erick Cifuentes, and Chris Legette, Mason students in the School of Business  “Creating a strong business and building a better world are not conflicting goals – they are both essential ingredients for long-term success.” – Bill Ford Corporate social responsibility (CSR) involves organizations doing their part to make the world a better place. Research shows that 70 percent of consumers “agree that large companies have a special responsibility for helping to make the world a better place”. The choice to be socially responsible may at first [...]

Thriving Together Series: How Corporate Social Responsibility Enhances Consumer Well-Being2022-08-01T15:46:30-04:00

Thriving Together Series: How to Manage Your Social Media Presence

Thriving Together Series: How to Manage Your Social Media Presence By: Alexander McGrew, James Carlson, Abdullah Rafiqzuid, Bryce Reynolds, and Leopold Madejas, Mason students in the School of Business “Never underestimate the importance of having a strong online presence for your brand.” – Germany Kent The modern world is characterized by the digital landscape. Social media and the Internet have revolutionized business, communication, and more. However, there is a growing body of research and sentiment that social media is a double-edged sword. While it has created a more connected world, this connectivity comes at a cost. Here’s how to manage your [...]

Thriving Together Series: How to Manage Your Social Media Presence2022-08-01T15:47:13-04:00

Thriving Together Series: How Communication Can Strengthen Diversity and Inclusion at Work

Thriving Together Series: How Communication Can Strengthen Diversity and Inclusion at Work By: Olivia Genar-Fernández, Ty Phong Dang, Katherine Garcia-Vidal, and Alex McGarey, Mason students in the School of Business “A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.” – Sundar Pichai A diverse and inclusive work environment is an important goal for many employees and companies. One powerful way to strengthen diversity and inclusion in the workplace is through verbal and nonverbal communication. Here is how communication can strengthen diversity and inclusion at work. Fostering the appropriate use of verbal and nonverbal communication practices will [...]

Thriving Together Series: How Communication Can Strengthen Diversity and Inclusion at Work2022-08-01T16:34:46-04:00

Thriving Together Series: Conflict Management in the Workplace

Thriving Together Series: Conflict Management in the Workplace By: Jack Mittauer, Cooper Reinhard, Preet Patel, Tue Nguyen, Mason students in the School of Business “Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.” – Dorothy Thomas Conflict can happen anywhere – including in the workplace. When conflict occurs, you can either let the stress of it harm your well-being, or you can work to manage it in ways that lead to well-being at work. Here is a look at the types of work conflict, and strategies for successful conflict management in the workplace. Types of Workplace [...]

Thriving Together Series: Conflict Management in the Workplace2022-08-01T16:35:28-04:00

Thriving Together Series: Why Well-Being Increases Productivity

Thriving Together Series: Why Well-Being Increases Productivity By: Jenny Bolanos, Aneeqa Tajammal, Valeria Santana, and Naser Al-Rafaih, Mason students in the School of Business “Good health IS good business.” – Paul Drechsler Well-being involves thriving – not simply surviving. You may wonder if, by investing in your personal well-being, you will pay a price in your professional productivity. Thankfully, just the opposite is true. By practicing well-being habits daily, you can boost your productivity along with your health. Personal well-being often leads to professional success. Here’s why well-being increases productivity. Physical Well-Being The physical aspect of well-being – which is also [...]

Thriving Together Series: Why Well-Being Increases Productivity2022-08-01T16:36:25-04:00

Thriving Together Series: George Mason University’s Student Health Advisory Board

Thriving Together Series: George Mason University’s Student Health Advisory Board By: Students serving on Mason’s Student Health Advisory Board – Taylor Thomas, Blythe Dellinger, Jannaty Hossain, Wania Ayub, Shams Al Jassar, Indigo Kellum, Vanessa Alvarez, Ruth Fassil, Petra Honainy, Douha Kalouda, Fatimah Nour, Morgan Stolarik, Narges Ahmadi, Hadi Khanji, Maharun Mia, Iris Lai, Alonzo Sanchez, Nuha Anwar, Tohfe Beidas, Clarissa Montes, Mariam Sanad, Muhammad Zaryyab Sardar, Taylor Watson, and Maryam Zafar “The single problem plaguing all students in all schools everywhere is the crisis of disconnection. Meaningful student involvement happens when the roles of students are actively re-aligned from being the [...]

Thriving Together Series: George Mason University’s Student Health Advisory Board2022-08-01T17:00:47-04:00

Thriving Together Series: How a Mentoring Relationship Can Strengthen Your Well-Being

Thriving Together Series: How a Mentoring Relationship Can Strengthen Your Well-Being By: Anna Siegle (a Mason student majoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies) and Melissa Schreibstein, M.S., ACC (Director of Well-Being Programs, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being) Anna and Melissa are mentee/mentor in the Elena’s Scholarships for Student Well-Being program. During the 2021-2022 academic year, Anna and Melissa met regularly for well-being mentorship as a part of Anna’s scholarship award. This article presents insights into their mentorship relationship and the ways in which they both grew through the experience. As you read about Anna and Melissa’s mentoring relationship, consider how [...]

Thriving Together Series: How a Mentoring Relationship Can Strengthen Your Well-Being2022-08-01T17:01:41-04:00
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