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John Friscia

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John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

June, 2017

  • 28 June

    We’re beginning to learn the hard way…

    We’re beginning to learn the hard way that today’s global ills are not cured by more and more science and technology. -Roger Wolcott Sperry, neuropsychologist, neurobiologist and Nobel laureate

  • 26 June

    Life has a tendency to obfuscate…

    Life has a tendency to obfuscate and bewilder, Such as fating us to spend the first part of our lives being embarrassed by our parents and the last part being embarrassed by our childer. -Ogden Nash, American poet

  • 25 June

    How to Make Your Staff Feel Appreciated

    Depending on which statistics you look at, almost half of American workers never feel appreciated at work. So in an article for Fast Company, Lydia Dishman shares some quick reminders on how you can keep your team feeling appreciated. Firstly, work on wife-life integration with employees; try to adjust their workflows over time so that the work they are doing agrees with their passions. It shows you are taking an active interest in their happiness …

  • 25 June

    Higher Sense of Inclusion Creates Higher Performance

    In an article for Forbes, Karen Higginbottom reviews data from a report that surveyed over 1,500 employees from six countries. Among insights garnered, it was found that people who feel more included at work are more likely to suggest new product or process ideas. Interestingly, inclusion was defined as an employee who considered him or herself to be “both similar and distinct” from colleagues; in other words, they felt like they belonged, but they also …

  • 25 June

    A Value Proposition for Making Your Employees Feel Valued

    If you personalize how you make your team members feel valued, you maximize your chances of creating a fulfilled team. In an article for TLNT, Shea Heaver discusses how to craft your “value proposition.” For starters, do not make yourself the point of reference for how you think others act and think; you might be a big weirdo! Instead, take the time to learn about employees. For example, some people might like a public thank …

  • 25 June

    Be a Servant Leader to Make Your People Feel Valued

    In an article for Inc., Marcel Schwantes combs the leadership literature and pinpoints three key practices that make employees feel valued. The first of these practices is to simply trust and believe in your people. That means you always emphasize communication, you maintain transparency, and you offer opportunities for employees to further develop. Second—and related—is to respect your people. Increase collaboration wherever possible and demand that everyone is treated with dignity. When collaboration is high, …

  • 25 June

    4 Simple Ways to Make Your Employees Feel Valued

    Investments have value. So if you want your employees to feel valued, you need to invest in them. In an article for the Muse, Avery Augustine shares four simple tips to support and empower your people: Recognize your employees’ contributions each time you assign them new work. As they accomplish more (and more challenging) work, they will feel like valued and irreplaceable parts of the company. Bring it to employees’ attention whenever other people have …

  • 25 June

    Who’s Being Left Out on Your Team?

    Many organizations focus more on ensuring there is workforce diversity than on ensuring there is actual employee inclusion. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Carolyn O’Hara discusses how you can increase employee retention by ensuring everyone on your team feels like an important member: Recognize “micro inequities,” which are very slight differences in the way individuals are treated. The example given is that a woman felt excluded because a male colleague only shook hands …

  • 23 June

    A wise man is cured of ambition…

    A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune, and favor cannot satisfy him. -Jean de La Bruyère, French philosopher and moralist

  • 21 June

    O, what a tangled web we weave…

    O, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive! -Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet