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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Cubicle Etiquette

Cubicle Etiquette

Now that many of us are returning to the office, people are going to be sitting in cubicles again. If you’re one of those people, you know that there can be a lot of distractions. Without office walls to separate you from your coworkers, you probably have to deal with a lot of background noise(…)

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

A lot of us are returning to the office this month. And there are definitely good things about being back! It’s especially nice to have the opportunity to see coworkers in person again. But transitions can be difficult and stressful. After a year and a half of working at home, it almost seems strange to(…)

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Good Office Plants

Good Office Plants

Plants make people better employees. Research has shown that when employees have contact with nature, they feel happier, more relaxed, more satisfied with their work, and more engaged. The strongest link to increased happiness is associated with sunlight exposure. But even a potted plant can increase employees’ feelings of well-being. So if you can, bring(…)

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Cool Password Hack

Cool Password Hack

You know how you’re supposed to use a different, strong password for every website you use? And you know how hard it is to remember all of those different passwords? Well, one of my coworkers has come up with a cool way to make this easy. Here’s how his system works… Think of a random(…)

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How to Avoid Office Drama

How to Avoid Office Drama

When you put a group of people together in the workplace, there’s going to be drama. Even in the most congenial, cohesive group, it crops up occasionally. Maybe a coworker did something on a project that other people didn’t like. Or maybe there’s an unpopular new work policy that has people grumbling. There are a(…)

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