Archive for the ‘Dear Dr. Mimi’ Category

Dear Dr. Mimi: Overworked

Dear Dr. Mimi: A co-worker of mine, with the same ranking and job title as I have, has a tendency to tell me what to do for her and often leaves her excess work on my desk for me to do, some of which I don’t even know how to handle. I want to discuss […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Low Morale

Dear Dr. Mimi: I have a physical disability, and I constantly hear my co-workers discuss this behind my back. They tend to talk about how I do less work and how I am not responsible for as much as they are. This really hurts my morale and has me thinking of quitting. The truth is […]

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Training Millennials

By 2025, more than half of the workplace will be millennials! Millennials have grown up with technology and connectivity and therefore think differently than their predecessors. We love training Millennials. Here are some tips on how to do an effective training. Be brief and concise. Microlearning helps Millennials absorb information by dividing info into understandable […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Isolated

Dear Dr. Mimi: Lately I have been feeling very isolated from everybody at work. It seems like they each have their own groups, and I am not a part of them. What steps would you suggest I take to feel more included? —Isolated Dear Isolated: My advice to you is to be accessible and proactive. […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Intimidation

Dear Dr Mimi: My regional manager is very intimidating. He is constantly picking on me and yelling at me. When I am in the office, I feel uncomfortable around him. How do I address this issue without being terminated? It almost feels like he wants to get into a fight. I don’t! —Intimidated Dear Intimidated: […]

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Dear Dr.Mimi: I Miss My Boss

My associates and I have a list of procedures that we have always followed, but our new manager has been pushing his new methods on us. We loved our old boss; we all worked well together and developed a close relationship with her, and the way we accomplished our tasks before has worked perfectly fine. […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Not Funny!

It has been two months since I started a new job. I am having a hard time adjusting to the workplace culture, and some of the jokes and language that my associates use make me feel really uncomfortable. How do I go about addressing my misgivings without being ostracized? —The New Guy Dear Mr. New […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: People-Pleaser

Dear Dr. Mimi: We have some potential big opportunities at work, and as the manager, I wanted to be inclusive so I asked for ideas from everyone. The problem is that some of their proposals clash with each other. Furthermore, we have a deadline, and some associates are taking too long to submit their ideas. […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: The Grinch

Dear Dr. Mimi: One of my supervisors is flirting and developing a relationship with one of my co-workers, and their behaviors are getting less and less professional. I don’t want to be a Grinch, but company policy strictly prohibits intimate relations in the workplace. The supervisor is in a higher position than my co-worker, and […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Creativity Block

Dear Dr. Mimi: Being creative and developing solutions is a large part of what I do in my career, but I’m finding that when I have deadlines fast-approaching, no matter how long I sit at my desk and try, I can’t think of creative solutions and ideas! What can I do? —Stumped Dear Stumped: A […]

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