WorkLife

  • 2020 Jan 21

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    Repeats every month on the 26 of February until Wed Feb 26 2020 . Also includes Thu Mar 26 2020, Tue Apr 14 2020, Thu May 21 2020.
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

    As every office worker knows, sitting for long periods can result in stiffness and discomfort. The gentle stretches and postures taught in this program are designed to increase flexibility at the joints – thereby improving one's range of motion – and also aid in relaxing the hips and lower portions of the body to increase one's ability to sit with ease. Because this practice blends movement in the body with the breath, it is an ideal extension of mindfulness practice.

    No previous knowledge of yoga is necessary. This class does not require special clothing or equipment.

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  • 2020 Jan 29

    Mindful Communication: Speaking and Listening with Awareness

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

    The conversations we engage in daily can become automatic, pressured, and careless. With the right mindset, however, even ordinary interactions can become rich territory for effectively expressing our deepest values. This program demonstrates how conversation provides an opportunity to...

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  • 2020 Jan 31

    The 2019 Bicycle Commuter Benefit Submission

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Online

    Full time benefits eligible employees and postdocs paid directly by Harvard who commute by bicycle to work are eligible to participate.  Benefit users must be employed through January 31st, 2020 to receive the benefit.

    Reimbursement is up to $30/month at a maximum of $360/year for the costs associated with bicycle purchase, improvement, repair, or storage.  For any month that you receive the transit benefit, or if you have a yearly daytime parking pass, you are ineligible for the Bicycle Benefit.

    Purchases such as bicycle apparel/clothing,...

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  • 2020 Feb 04

    Mindfulness and Anxiety

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

    To feel occasional anxiety is a natural human experience, but for many anxiety can become a source of ongoing distress, capable of interfering with everyday life. Many of our efforts to avoid anxiety may involve distracting ourselves from it, or pushing it away, but this provides only temporary relief. Mindfulness, on the other hand, offers a pathway to meet the experience of anxiety, and in doing so, restore valued activity, rather than allowing ourselves to be dominated by fear and avoidance. This free workshop will introduce the use of mindfulness as a way to understand and respond to...

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  • 2020 Feb 06

    Flexwork Overview for Employees

    11:30am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

    Come learn about Harvard's University-wide flexwork guidelines and what the essential ingredients are of a flexwork proposal. Other aspects including, how to assess your manager’s attitude about workplace flexibility; the timing of conversations with your manager; when and how to avoid getting into the personal considerations behind the proposal; and how to identify ways to evaluate the success of an arrangement after a trial period will also be reviewed.  Issues of trust, brave conversations, transparency, and fairness will be discussed. Bring your lunch if you’d like, to these...

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  • 2020 Feb 06

    Flexwork Overview for Managers

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

    Come learn about Harvard's University-wide flexwork guidelines and what the essential ingredients are of a flexwork proposal. Managers will learn about proposing, discussing, evaluating and managing flexwork; the business advantages of flexwork; the wisdom of trial periods; how to renew, tweak and end existing arrangements; how to ensure an "equitable process of fair consideration for all proposals"; flex and the HUCTW agreement; and special considerations for managing telework.

    Audience: Benefit eligible managers grade 56 and above
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