On behalf of all of the University of Colorado Ombuds Bloggers, we thank you for supporting us and Ombuzz for over 100 blog posts! Ombuzz has blazed a trail for original, regularly scheduled, ombuds content to help our campus communities, and anyone reading, gain tips, tricks, strategies, and skills to improve communication, sustain relationships, and navigate sticky situations.
In celebration of this milestone, we would like to share some highlights!
You clicked, you read, you shared! Let’s take a look at the five most frequently viewed posts and their key takeaways:
- Ever Try Conflict Mapping?: Learn how mapping your conflicts can create new insights and options in any conflict.
- Non-Defensive Communication (Part 1): The Value of Asking Non-Defensive Questions. Learn more, react less with non-defensive questions!
- Emails Should Include a Call to Action! Emails fill our days. Use a call to action in your subject line and have everyone thanking you!
- The Importance and Benefits of Establishing Workplace Boundaries. Boundaries are an important part of healthy relationships. Check out the concrete examples and tips you can implement today to set boundaries respectfully.
- Intention vs Impact: Time to Take a Closer Look. “Oh, that’s not what I meant.” Take a deeper dive into this concept. Engage the next level of self-reflection and see how it improves even the most challenging conversations.
And a special thank you to our guest bloggers! We are grateful to those who were willing to share their expertise and experience with our readers. These contributions add tremendous value to the blog.
Here’s a complete list of all our guest bloggers from 2018 to present, including links to their posts in case you missed them the first time around.
- Jason Shelton & Caroline Adams: Ombuds and Employee Relations: Two Integral Components of an Effective Issue Management System
- Lisa Neale & Brad Mathers: Performance Evaluations: Only Good Surprises
- Mike Rozinsky: When I say conflict, you say?, ‘Giddy up,’ conflict…, Navigating conflict when the ship hits the fan, & Adapting Fight, Flight, or Freeze
- Lauren Harris, There is No Such Thing as Common Sense
- Elizabeth Hill & Shereen Bingham, Organizational Ombuds: A Valuable Resource for Addressing Sexual Harassment
- Daniel A. Schwartz, The Six Workplace Lessons You Should Know from Ted Lasso
- Don Lubach, Roberto
- Jenn Mahony, Keeping Conflict Productive: The Art of Self-Regulation and Disrupting Defensiveness
- Ali Cammelletti, Cultural Competence the Pillar to Inclusion in the Workplace
Thank you for subscribing to Ombuzz. We truly hope you enjoyed the first 100 posts and we look forward to providing another 100. Don’t be shy. Please reach out and let us know what content you want to see posted.
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By: The Ombuzz Bloggers
Melissa Connell, Ombuds Director, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz
Elizabeth Hill, Associate Director, University of Colorado Boulder Ombuds Office
Lisa Neale, Associate Director, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz
Teresa Ralicki, Ombuds, University of Colorado Denver