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.

Posts by Sasha Grutzeck:

How to Stay Calm and Connected When Self-Distancing Yourself From Others

How to Stay Calm and Connected When Self-Distancing Yourself From Others

A couple weeks ago, when most of us were still working at the office, I wrote an article about how to prevent yourself from feeling sad and lonely when working from home. Hopefully it provided a few good tips! But now that we’re self-distancing ourselves from others and staying home pretty much all of the(…)

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Why Compassion Is Better Than Competition

Why Compassion Is Better Than Competition

Many organizations encourage their employees to be cut-throat and competitive with each other in order to succeed. These organizations believe that a cut-throat, high-pressure work environment is necessary to get employees to be productive and do their best work. However, research has shown that a competitive environment is actually damaging and ultimately detrimental to an(…)

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Kindness at the Office

Kindness at the Office

In many organizations, employees are encouraged to be aggressive and competitive in order to be successful and “get ahead” at work. It’s believed that having a competitive spirit makes employees more productive and engaged. In truth, however, research has indicated that kindness – and not competitiveness – is a much more essential quality. The best(…)

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The Importance of Respect

The Importance of Respect

It’s so important for employees to feel like they’re respected at work. People who feel respected are more engaged, creative, productive, and loyal to their organization. Respect makes people feel more willing and able to communicate their ideas. It alleviates stress, and it reduces interpersonal conflict. So how can leaders make their employees feel respected?(…)

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