Individuals benefit from the rest and recovery that comes with collective restoration. However, there's also an individual cost when the higher education community depends on collective restoration. Justin Zackal reminds us of how we are restored, as a community, when we are apart every once in a while.
Ultimately, more flexible work arrangements, including work-from-home options, may be necessary to retain staff in higher education according to a recent study completed by CUPA-HR and EDUCAUSE. The study focused on preferred work arrangements and actual work arrangements, and participants included higher education IT professionals and higher education HR professionals.
Each November brings celebrations of Native American culture and history. Truly honoring America's indigenous people is important, and it's deep. It requires learning about our country's myriad indigenous cultures and their traditions. It also means understanding the injustices Native Americans have weathered and continue to endure.
It's important to set boundaries on the way you share career achievements or at least acknowledge the adverse effects of having to maintain a personal brand. The danger of hyper-focusing on your personal brand is obsessing over your career story where it becomes performative, and not reflective of the actual experience.