“Everything is changing, as you know, Dr. Sharkey. What we know as the future of work today could be different tomorrow. This intimidates many of my employees. They fear a robot will take over or a better-trained candidate will move in to claim their role. I’ve heard a lot about lifetime learning mindsets, but I don’t know how to make it a true part of my employees’ experiences. Can you guide me on this?”
"Hi Dr. Sharkey! I’ve been reading various articles lately that say companies are no longer requiring employees to have a college degree. Apple, Google, Whole Foods, and Hilton are among the trendsetters. Do you think this is a positive movement going forward?"
“Hi, Dr. Sharkey! Lately, I’ve noticed my employees seem lethargic and even a bit scattered on Monday mornings. Talking to other business leaders, I learned there’s something referred to as the “Sunday Scaries” that could be impacting my team’s performance on Monday morning. With so much technology and ways to stay connected, how do I create a company culture that will help my team unwind, relax, and stop worrying about work over the weekend -- especially, Sunday night?”
“Hi, Dr. Sharkey! I like to consider myself a modern leader. I’m always looking to keep up with trends to support my employees. However, oftentimes, I find myself needing more support. The future of AI is obviously bright. Do you think it is something I should be turning to? If so, how can it support me and my traditional leadership needs?”
“Dr. Sharkey, I’m a leader in a workplace that has employees spread all over the U.S. Some employees are in the office next door to me, others, I’ve never actually met face-to-face. I know the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace, but how do I ensure through virtual communications that remote employees are receiving the same type of courtesy and consideration as those I chat with in the office halls?”
“Hi, Dr. Sharkey! The new year is in full swing. This means new workplace trends are already succeeding (or failing). To be the best leader, I want to fully understand what trends are making a big impact early on in 2019 that are improving how workplaces are running and what employee needs leaders are focusing on right now. What are some trends you see in the works and how do I stay on top of them all year long?”
“Dr. Sharkey, my employees and I love celebrating the holidays. Our office is full of spirit and cheer during these times, but year-after-year I notice that once the holiday season is over, our productivity slows and sales are lacking. How can I address this post-holiday slump and give my team a boost?”