Articles on Employee Engagement

19 July 2021

Let’s get out in front of this

Corporate group working on vision wall hanging from team building workshop

– and be the company that has a thriving and productive workforce. What do you anticipate will be your biggest challenge in getting people back to the office post-pandemic? As discussed in this previous post, people who have been through a period of prolonged stress often fall ill after the pressure is off. As we […]

7 July 2021

You want me to do what?

Author and facilitator Meryl Cook reads from her book, with two photos next to her of participants in her hands-on workshop

Challenges in transitioning post-pandemic As a business owner or corporate leader, what is going to be your biggest challenge in getting people back to the office post-pandemic? I heard today about an international corporation who sent out notices saying everyone would be back in the office by September 8. Period. No discussion. How do you […]

22 June 2021

Reopening – Business as usual or something else?

Client team building results, hand-hooked wallhanging, individual hooked pieces mounted on wooden blocks and a framed vision statement and description of the process

In many parts of the world communities are gradually reopening as we emerge from the Covid pandemic. In reopening there is an easing of restrictions. Some people are going to restaurants, seeing friends and family they haven’t seen for some time. Maybe they are returning back to work at an office. There are mixed reactions […]

3 March 2021

Take a closer look

Purple seaweed on sand

In my neighbourhood I’ve been observing an increasing number of people walking along the harbour path with binoculars and cameras with telephoto lenses. They tell me they’ve seen hawks, cardinals and a bald eagle, along with the usual assortment of chickadees, bluejays, sparrows, starlings and merganser ducks. These are our typical winter birds, so why […]

20 January 2021

Building community & connection in a virtual world

Screen shot of Meryl on Zoom with her hooked rugs in the background.

Are you tired of Zoom, of trying to connect over Zoom coffees or drinks? Are your team members feeling disconnected from each other and from the work culture? What makes a community thrive and what helps groups and individuals to feel a sense of connection? During this pandemic I’ve observed many groups and types of […]