About Sasha Grutzeck

Sasha Grutzeck is a Senior Instructional Designer at Johns Hopkins University. She’s a member of the Learning Solutions department, where she writes and designs e-courses (and other training materials) for Johns Hopkins University faculty and staff. She enjoys learning new things, collaborating with her coworkers, watching movies, taking ridiculously long walks, and eating the leftover baked goods that always seem to miraculously appear in the Learning Solutions kitchen.

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Take a Vacation!

Take a Vacation!

This has been a difficult year for everyone. There have been a lot of challenges. It’s been stressful and tiring. And I think we could all use a break. This is one of the biggest reasons why psychologist Art Markman suggests that taking a vacation this summer is so important. After the year that we’ve(…)

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Don’t Eat Lunch at Your Desk

Don’t Eat Lunch at Your Desk

France used to have a law that forbade employees from eating lunch at their desks. Leaving the office and taking an actual break at lunchtime was considered to be very important for employees’ health and well-being. And there does seem to be some truth to that. According to author Anna Rahmanan, sitting in front of(…)

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The Benefits of Having Both Optimists and Pessimists on Your Team

The Benefits of Having Both Optimists and Pessimists on Your Team

Optimists are positive, upbeat, and enthusiastic. Pessimists are realistic, cautious, and somewhat negative. Optimists are full of ideas. Pessimists tend to oppose new ideas because they focus on all of the bad things that could happen if those ideas were put into practice. Thus, this can sometimes lead to conflict at work. On a team(…)

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Don’t Make These Email Mistakes

Don’t Make These Email Mistakes

During the average workday, you probably read and respond to a lot of emails. And you probably make an effort to craft well-written messages. But we all make mistakes occasionally. According to author Caroline Bologna, certain mistakes are fairly common. And unfortunately, those mistakes can sometimes cause the writer to lose credibility and respect. So(…)

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