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Managing an effective multigenerational workforce requires tolerance and transformative thinking. Our generation membership is a contextual factor that affects our communication and work styles, and also our values and perceptions. The Doing, Being, Becoming Model from occupational therapy offers an effective managerial approach. This model establishes a collaborative work environment that […]

How To Be An Effective Multigenerational Workforce


organizations change employee behaviors
A multi-generational workplace is naturally diverse. So, good and maybe not-so-good behaviors. How do organizations change employee behaviors? Unify the people, environment, and brand with what is most relevant: each employee. Where clarity exists there’s also a notion of rewarding conditions. Consequently, constancy of circumstances lead affective working conditions. As a result […]

How do organizations change employee behaviors?


Individual's daily resources that constitute as their wellbeing inevitably differ. Do employer's know how to solve for diversity? photo courtesy @tangojuliette
It’s easy to identify that person who’s in the midst of something novel to the norm of every day life. The reinforcement appears in their dialogue that its something everyone needs. It could be a fresh approach to storing things or the empowerment from a new app. Although, swapping out […]

Why Individual’s Wellbeing Differ and How to Solve It


Commit to the justice of a quality by knowing performance opportunities for communicating rights, responsibilities and liberties for productive change. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
When and where was the last time you experienced a creeping internal sensation of gnawing fury? It may be a feeling like you’re doing too much of something. Another may be you don’t have the resources to accomplish the task at hand. Occupational literacy is the first step to commit to the […]

How To Commit To the Justice of a Quality Life



We're dishing and digging into our blog and Pinterest archives to share eighteen tips for a remarkably healthy Memorial Day weekend. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
The holiday weekend is here! Does that mean scrap your healthy lifestyle? We’re dishing and digging into our blog and Pinterest archives to share eighteen tips for a remarkably healthy Memorial Day weekend. Below are three awareness tips within the six lifestyle goals we collaborate with our Clients on. RAINY […]

Eighteen Tips For A Remarkably Healthy Memorial Day Weekend


Knowing what stress is, how it spreads, and how it's good will directly point the need to act when tension is present. Here are scientific-proven methods. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Two employees walk into the office one regularly-scheduled work day morning. They respectfully go their separate desks, set down their belongings but cling to the  unnerving chaos experienced moments before work. Here are two cases of three people revealing how stress may spread along with methods to stop it. What […]

How Stress Spreads and Proven Methods to Stop It


We may all take a lesson on programs from Benjamin Franklin’s attempt to achieve moral perfection. Ben outlined thirteen virtues then created a program requiring daily check marks to track his adherence. As he exceeded with check marks in one virtue he shifted focus to the next virtue while continuing […]

Desperate to change? These three are guaranteed success.


Workplace abuse leaves two choices for their leaders: deny change, or be open to it. The secret plot to explode it? A culture with this character trait. photo courtesy @tangojuilette
The workplace seeks to build and fulfill marketplace relationships. It secures revenue. Is the character of marketing relationships similar to that in the workplace culture? Workplace cultures resemble the character of the founder. Courage, vision, discipline, and endurance breath cultural standards into the employees of a business. Oh, and one […]

Workplace Abuse and the Secret Plot To Explode It



GIG Design’s team discussed observations of a seamstress exhibiting stress in the workplace. Observations of the work environment included details of the lighting, noise, temperature, and peer engagement. The work space is an open area of approximately thirty seamstresses, all sitting at a sewing station actively engaging in production of a […]

A Seamstress Exhibiting Stress In The Workplace



A swing is a simple way to improve mood in the workplace. Swinging stimulates our body's system that regulates the sense of balance and coordination. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Designers are slowly emerging with incredibly functional and stylish swings. A swing is a simple way to improve mood in the workplace. Swinging stimulates the vestibular system, the sensory system that contributes to balance and spatial orientation for overall coordination. This body system was found to modulate our mood states (Winter, […]

Mood In the Workplace




There are many layers to living honestly but here I expose a near-time experience known as distorted thinking. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Have you been educated on what a healthy relationship is? My parents modeled valuable aspects but they didn’t sit me down as teachers of Relationships 101.  When I decided to research what ‘healthy from the inside out’ meant, I began to experience what healthy relating is. Healthy begins with an honest […]

Distorted Thinking


Within these values he emphasized behavior patterns, goal setting, and communication. What will enable your soft start for the will to act? photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Occupational therapy practitioners are found in a variety of industries outside of health care, including automotive, architecture and non-profit sectors. Jim Burns is a major in the U.S. Army as well as chief of O.T. at Evans Army Community Hospital in Fort Carson, Colorado. He quoted Max Depree to support […]

Design The Will to Act


Stress is rarely seen as serious by both employees and employers. Job stress has become a societal norm that people simply refer to their day as 'so busy'. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
One-fourth of all employees view their job as the number one stress in their lives. ¹  Yale University found that twenty-six percent workers report they are “often or very often burned out or stressed by their work. ² Health care expenditures are nearly fifty percent greater for workers who report high levels of […]

Job Stress


Active listening in cultural differences fosters healthy relationships. C'mon, giving the hand is on the selfish side of relaying information. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Right in the the middle of an important task that has a deadline you get interrupted by your Fellow. What do you do? This scenario begs for the least amount of listening. Some may just use a body gesture, like a hand in the air without diverting the eyes from […]

Active Listening in Cultural Differences



Consider the situation your colleague is in when you find yourself in conflict with them. Personal context as a health resource may create positive change. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
What do you do when you experience stress from a colleagues behavior? In childhood, we learned through our community and at home what to do with bullies or annoying people. Those environments created our socioeconomic and fraternal personality features. Any feature of yourself that is not part of a health […]

Why Context Is Most Important to Harmonize Censored Cultures


More often than not, finding curiosity in a situation can open your mind. However, when asking a question, you must determine the purpose and your motives. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
I found myself in several situations this past week where I paused after speaking with someone. Suddenly, I wanted to know their story.  How they overcame and where they persevered.  Often, it seems a snapshot is all we get.  Pausing before venturing into deeper waters, sensitive to their time or hardships. I have been […]

When Asking a Question





Forty-million American adults fall into debilitating uncertainty or fear. Write, speak, or draw to reduce stress. Creative Wellbeing... photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Last week a group of women I socialize with began to discuss relational stress. By sharing our experiences, we learned the cause of our core stress was poor communication. The countless ways to immediately contact one another today including the computer, cell phone, landline, and various wireless signals are taking […]

Write, Speak, Or Draw to Reduce Stress


Essentially, be willing to get messy in life to gain in life. Performance building is to step forward into unknowns. photo courtesy @tangojuilette
Twenty-four hours before buying an airline ticket to return back to my home state, a wise man shared a valuable message. Words I needed to hear that moment. Essentially, be willing to get messy in life to gain in life. Performance building is to step forward into unknowns. Fearful moments […]

Be Willing to Get Messy In Life


In a Do It Lifestyle awareness builds upon understanding things grow together triggers design sensibility. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
How is the word “concrete” used in daily life? In a Do It Lifestyle awareness builds upon understanding things grow together triggers design sensibility. The universal root + definition of Concrete LATIN | concrescere {grow together} tangible, conclusive in material as an object real, conclusive in existence as definite solid mass created from separate elements […]

Concrete: Grow Together


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Have you ever noticed that most characters in TV shows and movies are extroverts?  Think about it.  Do you recall a character that constantly sought time alone? However, not everyone has the same idea about what enjoyable group activities are.  So where does that leave us?  Life is a balance of solidarity and socializing. […]

Enjoyable Group Activities



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The word “loyalty” has deep roots. “Loyalty in life” involves perception and emotion. It’s similar to allegiance and includes a sense of duty. At times our behavior isn’t loyal to our values. Like snapping at someone you love because you are sleep deprived or hungry. This is an example of […]

Loyalty in Life


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Who uses the word synesthesia?  What does it even mean? A Do It Lifestyle synesthesia in everyday life triggers design sensibility. Below is our explanation of the meaning of synesthesia: The universal root + definition of Synesthesia GREEK | syn {together} esthesia {to perceive, feel} a phenomenon in the ability to receive dual sensory impressions where one […]

Synesthesia in Everyday Life


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“I will celebrate a Hallmark holiday this weekend. I won’t believe it’s foolishness and a marketing gimmick for money. I want the day filled with love, however that comes to fruition. That’s my self-talk about Valentine’s Day. Self talk creates reality. Likely, Valentines Day is a ‘water-cooler topic’, often one inside the […]

Self-talk Creates Reality


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Storytelling works together well with designing. Openly sharing experiences on paper or with people adds dimension. When details are disclosed about how something came to be we create intimacy with the listener. This enables long-term improvements to mood and health (Pennebaker, 1997). Vulnerability forms. Words shape into octaves, fragrances, or whatever […]

Break It Down Logic




With objective communication a relationship is based on respect not power, manipulation, or punishment. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Healthy relationships rely on effective communication strategies. The most effective communicators are also good listeners (Zemke et al 2000). With objective communication a relationship is based on respect not power, manipulation, or punishment. Below are objective communication examples. Effective communication tactics enable us to be better listeners while we help […]

Relationship Is Based On Respect Not Power


Peers in the workplace that are recovering from trauma will have difficulty verbalizing their emotions or even a simple thought. Here are tips that build confidence. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Peers in the workplace that are recovering from trauma will have difficulty verbalizing their emotions or even a simple thought (VanderKolk, 2014).  There is an uncertainty about life that confuses as they sort through their trauma.  With time and repetition, their communication patterns will slowly form into crisp, clear, confidant […]

Peers In the Workplace That Are Recovering From Trauma


At work leaders may tell you to respond to anger with kindness. To achieve this it begins with understanding one's true nature. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
We are unique! Our behaviors respond in different ways. At work leaders may tell you to respond to anger with kindness.  Effective communication is often interpreted as kindness. Put down the mental shot gun of using feelings about the subject, current mood, and impressions to achieve this (Kahneman 2011). Begin with […]

Respond to Anger with Kindness



My journaling proved to heal shame trapped in my past. It's a wellbeing tool that built my courage to openly share my ghostly shame to engrain prosperity. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Journaling has been my inconsistent therapeutic remedy. Its evidence my first journal was truly a diary. At age nine my way of communicating was blathering about nothings in between short stories of play dates or family folly. Friends allowed to read my Diary represented a sort-of friendship hierarchy. It was […]

Journaling Proved To Heal Shame Trapped in the Past


Are you resentful with your sibling? Here are six ways to be brave with them for the sake of facing future family trauma with honor. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
The sibling bond is instrumental to health. According to the Prevention Research Center: in childhood and adolescence, siblings spend considerable time together, and siblings’ characteristics and sibling dynamics substantially influence developmental trajectories and outcomes. A friendly acquaintance is much more tolerable than a sibling acquaintance. There’s no history of who made […]

Six Ways to Be Brave With Siblings





Design for ergonomic positioning, pacing, along with other creative techniques. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
A task that we all do, all too often, is email and texting. Before smartphones and laptops occupational therapists were steadily treating carpal tunnel. We still are, yet smaller devices increased rehab needs for Repetitive Strain Injury’s or De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis diagnosis. Carol Leynse Harpold offers Ergonomics and Texting Thumbs interventions. Below we […]

Design For Ergonomic Positioning, Pacing, Creativity




In times of stress or pain deference we unknowingly hold our breath. A brutal ager. Try these five breathing boosts to overcome feeling tired or burned out. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Sigh. Not a word muttered, yet a deep exhale is serious communication from the body. Over ninety percent of my clients need to be re-educated on breathing due to poor oxygen intake or poor energy conservation. It’s time to breathe. Harvard Health claims “reawakening (breathing) allows you to tap one of your body’s […]

Try These Five Breathing Boosts To Overcome Feeling Tired or ...