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CU professionals leap ahead.

During a weekly team meeting at one of my previous positions, a co-worker had a novel idea: Instead of just taking turns going through all the tasks we had on our plates and coordinating with one another on various upcoming project to-dos, as we usually did, we would also share a few things we accomplished at work over the past week. It was a healthy, beneficial suggestion in a workplace where it seemed all employees blindly rushed from one task to the next without pausing to take a breath.

Unfortunately, my co-worker’s idea was quickly shot down by others in the room. Why? “Our meetings run long even when all we do is hash out what we need to work on. We don’t have time for that,” one team member said (more or less).

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha has served as an editor for CU Times since March 2015. She also served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta FCU) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer for more than 16 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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