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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Forget New Year’s Resolutions – Here Are Five Beneficial Things That You’ll Actually Want to Do in 2022

Forget New Year’s Resolutions – Here Are Five Beneficial Things That You’ll Actually Want to Do in 2022

New Year’s resolutions are often hard to keep. The majority of the time, people aren’t able to stick to the resolutions they make – maybe because they aren’t sure what they need to do to achieve them, or because they set their expectations too high. It can be difficult and stressful. 2021 was a hard(…)

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How to Build a Cohesive Team

How to Build a Cohesive Team

Cohesive teams are groups of people who are willing to work together towards a common goal. They combine their talents, so they’re more skilled, competent, and effective than they would be alone. They trust each other, they’re committed to supporting the group effort, and they resolve conflicts quickly. And the members of cohesive teams tend(…)

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How to Be Curious

How to Be Curious

Curiosity is a great quality to have in the workplace. People who are curious are more likely to examine problems from different perspectives and come up with innovative solutions. They’re more likely to be lifelong learners who are constantly developing and enhancing their skills and abilities. Curious employees tend to be creative employees. And they’re(…)

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Asking for Extensions at Work – The Difference Between Men and Women

Asking for Extensions at Work – The Difference Between Men and Women

Work can be very demanding. Sometimes, it’s difficult (or impossible) to meet all of the deadlines that we’re given. In these types of situations, people are often advised to talk to their managers and ask for an extension. But according to a recent research study, women are less likely to ask for an extension than(…)

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What to Do When You Feel Envious at Work

What to Do When You Feel Envious at Work

Have you ever felt envious of one of your coworkers? Maybe that person seems to have everything – money, charm, status, and the perfect home life. They might learn new information quickly, get constant praise from your boss, and have pictures scattered around their office that show them doing exotic things like climbing Mount Everest(…)

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Another Bizarre Thanksgiving Dish – You’ve Got to See It to Believe It

Another Bizarre Thanksgiving Dish – You’ve Got to See It to Believe It

Every year, around Thanksgiving time, I like to scour the internet to find strange and disturbing Thanksgiving dishes. One year I posted an article about a woman who attempted to make “Frozen Jellied Turkey-Vegetable Salad” (so awful), and another year I discovered a “Thanksgiving Turkey Cake” that was truly awe-inspiring. This year, I’ve discovered a(…)

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Saying “OK” to Scammers

Saying “OK” to Scammers

I’m sure you’ve gotten emails from scammers who have tried to trick you into sending them your money or personal information (including things like your social security number, bank account number, or credit card number). It happens so frequently. I think we’ve all gotten used to it. I always delete their emails without responding. But(…)

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