Teresa Hopke

Teresa Hopke is senior vice president of Life Meets Work, a workforce innovation company. She partners with clients to discover new ways of working to improve employee performance and grow businesses. Hopke’s work has been featured in the books Battling to Be the Best and Innovation Excellence. Contact her at thopke@lifemeetswork.com .

Articles by Teresa Hopke

Talent Management

Help Your Workforce Make a Stress-less New Year’s Resolution

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I was talking with the COO of a busy consulting firm who told me her husband had recently had a heart attack.

While they were in the hospital waiting to see the cardiologist, she pulled out her BlackBerry to return an urgent email. The doctor walked in, saw her phone and said, “Do you know those things have increased my cardiology business by 40 percent?

Stress has real, physiological implications. It can contribute to stroke, heart attacks, depression, infections, back pain, drug use, exhaustion and more. From a work perspective, stress can lead to mistakes, lackluster performance, and strained relationships. Read more…

Best of TLNT

I Don’t Mean to Be Offensive, But Your Employee Engagement Stinks

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To Our Readers: This week, TLNT is continuing our annual tradition by counting down the 35 most popular posts of this past year. This is No. 31. Our regular content will return Wednesday January 2, 2013.

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husband likes to point out that every time I start out a conversation by saying “I don’t mean to be offensive…” I ultimately end up saying something that offends. So brace yourself, because I’m about to push your buttons.

I don’t mean to be offensive, but why don’t you do more to engage your employees?

In other words, why does your employee engagement stink? Read more…

HR News & Trends

Real Estate Trumps HR, BYOD, and Other Trends You’ll See in 2013

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Editor’s note: It’s never too early to make a forecast about 2013. So, consider this one of many predictions about what may await us when the New Year rolls around. We’ll be publishing them throughout December here at TLNT.

These days we’re bombarded with information and statistics of all types.

It’s hard to know which ones to pay attention to and which ones really are indicators of some much bigger thing that’s going on. We’ve picked out the ones we think are going to influence workplaces in the coming year. Read more…

Leadership, Talent Management

I Don’t Mean to Be Offensive, But Your Employee Engagement Stinks

easy-to-do-great-work-note engagement

My husband likes to point out that every time I start out a conversation by saying “I don’t mean to be offensive…” I ultimately end up saying something that offends. So brace yourself, because I’m about to push your buttons.

I don’t mean to be offensive, but why don’t you do more to engage your employees?

In other words, why does your employee engagement stink?

Read more…