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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Expressing Gratitude at Work

Expressing Gratitude at Work

Outside the office, we almost always thank the people who provide us with assistance. We thank the people who serve us food at restaurants, hold open doors for us, and pick up things that we’ve dropped. But when we’re working, that gratitude tends to disappear. In a survey of 2,000 Americans conducted by the John(…)

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Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Take This Quiz and Find Out!

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Take This Quiz and Find Out!

People who are emotionally intelligent are good at recognizing, regulating, and channeling their feelings. They’re also good at recognizing and empathizing with the feelings that other people are experiencing. Some research suggests that people who are high in emotional intelligence have an easier time getting along with coworkers and clients. Thus, they may be more(…)

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The Perfect Amount of Coffee

The Perfect Amount of Coffee

For a lot of people, coffee is an integral part of their day. It helps them to get going, be productive, and get their work done. Coffee is, in fact, the most popular beverage in the world. In the United States alone, people drink about 450 million cups of coffee each day. I’m a big(…)

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How to Work With People Who Are Younger Than You

How to Work With People Who Are Younger Than You

If you’re surrounded by coworkers who are younger than you, you may sometimes feel a little disconnected from them. People in different generations have their own ways of communicating and getting things done. So it may occasionally feel challenging to work together as a cohesive team. But if you find yourself in this position, don’t(…)

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The Importance of Soft Skills

The Importance of Soft Skills

You’re probably familiar with the term “soft skills.” They’re things like conflict resolution, communication, creativity, and active listening. Unlike “hard skills” like math and science, soft skills are more touchy-feely. And although most people see them as valuable, they’re generally not viewed as essential. Current research, however, suggests that soft skills are more important than(…)

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