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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How to Make a Good First Impression

How to Make a Good First Impression

If you’re meeting clients for the first time and you want to make a good impression, you’d better make it fast. Research has shown that we form opinions about other peoples’ characters just seconds after meeting them (or possibly even milliseconds). So if you want your clients to view you favorably and as someone they(…)

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The One Thing You Should Do to Make Your Coworkers Like You

The One Thing You Should Do to Make Your Coworkers Like You

It’s so important to be on good terms with your coworkers. When people have good relationships at work, they’re happier and more productive. They’re more likely to collaborate, share ideas, be creative, and enjoy the work that they do. So what should you do to make your coworkers like you? According to research, the answer(…)

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2018 Office Jargon and What It Means

2018 Office Jargon and What It Means

I think I work in a jargon-loving office. My coworkers are always throwing around phrases like “I don’t have enough bandwidth” and “that’s definitely in my wheelhouse.” Honestly, I hear these types of phrases so often that I sometimes forget that they’re office jargon. A couple weeks ago, I used the term “bandwidth” when talking(…)

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Your Phone Makes It Harder for You to Think Clearly (Even When You’re Not Looking at It)

Your Phone Makes It Harder for You to Think Clearly (Even When You’re Not Looking at It)

I don’t own a smartphone. I’m guessing that there are only about ten other people in the world who don’t have one. (They probably live in super-remote areas or they’re too young to push the buttons.) I’ll probably have to cave in and get one eventually. But if I do, it looks like I’ll need(…)

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