Articles about Office Life
How leaders should write a ‘long-term vision’ email
When you write a “big idea” or long-term planning email, the danger is to write too much. If your employees open an email and are smacked right away with 14 giant paragraphs that scroll and scroll, they will recoil and dread the 30 minutes they need to spend sifting through your manifesto.
If nice guys finish last, would it be better to be a bad guy?
Ah … The “Nice Guy” syndrome. There’s a common misconception out there that there are only two kinds of men. Nice guys and bad boys. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Is there a good way to say ‘no’ to your boss
I struggled with saying no to my boss and coworkers, until I started using these 5 approaches that allowed me to say “no” without sounding rude or lazy.
13 body language blunders that make you look bad
Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind. Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to the point where you might not even think about it. If that’s the case, it’s time to start, because you could be sabotaging your career.
This is why it is so hard to delegate (and how you can fix it)
Every good leader has to learn the art of delegation. The secret? Delegation is only tough when you haven’t hired the right people. If your team excels at their jobs, then all you have to do is choose the best person to make the decisions for each task.
Japanese employee’s pay docked for starting lunch 3 minutes early
How long is too long of a lunch break? For one company in Japan, it only takes starting your break three minutes early to get punished for being a habitually late worker.
Twitter and Instagram celebrate #TakeYourDogToWorkDay
Take Your Dog to Work Day is in full effect, and people have been taking advantage of the occasion in workplaces in different parts of the world. Check out how the furry critters have been brightening things up at work through Twitter and #takeyourdogtoworkday.
Men’s grooming for beginners: Why you should pay more attention to your sideburns and stubble
Even if you can’t take time during your day for a quick shave, you probably should spend a few moments thinking about your own grooming game.
15 signs someone in the office is out to get you
The office work week is hard. But when someone at work is out to get you, every day is even more difficult. Is someone out to get you? Or are you just being paranoid? Is there any difference? Here are 15 signs to help you figure it out.
The best CEOs to work for in 2018, according to employees
CEOs all like to think of themselves as good bosses, but the employees who work under their regime hear a different answer.
How 5 brides stayed focused at work while wedding planning
While the path to the dream job and the dream person is quite similar, they start to become incompatible as you plan your wedding. Ask anyone who has balanced nuptial duties with a full-time gig and they’ll be quick to admit the stress of the period.
The most effective leaders don’t care if they are the most-hated or most-loved
A boss shouldn't be preoccupied with whether other people love or hate them. Instead, leadership experts say, a boss should do the right thing for the organization. Their subordinates will likely respect them — and even love them — for that.
Searching for greatness? 15 humans you need in your personal treasure chest
These are the 15 people that have hands down changed everything for me. Fill your treasure chest with these humans and you’ll have a life you never believed possible.
4 LGBTQ female entrepreneurs changing the game
We're constantly talking to trailblazers. Women who champion others because they champion themselves first. In honor of Pride Month, we're highlighting some of our favorite openly out female entrepreneurs.
Overconfident CEOs increase commitment of employees and stakeholders
Confidence is infectious. A new study on CEO overconfidence found that employees and stakeholders begin to internalize the CEO's commitment to the company as their own.
3 ways to keep rejection from bringing you down at work
Whether your manager didn't like your idea in a big meeting, or you didn't get another position you applied for, dealing with rejection at work can be exceedingly difficult. Here's how to get better at it.
5 tips for when you dread a difficult conversation with an employee
Remind them, it's not personal.
There’s an upside to feeling busy all the time
Sometimes, being overwhelmingly busy sucks. It makes you feel all sorts of frantic, it sends your anxiety levels skyrocketing and it can leave you more likely to make a careless mistake. These kinds of reactions are typical when your laundry list is putting you under major time pressure, evoking a bunch of emotional reactions rather than productive ones.
Bring the power of progress into your one-to-one meetings
As a leader, it’s up to you to help connect the dots between team members’ wins and the value their work provides to your company and customers. In the process, not only will your team members experience satisfaction, their output will improve as well. And that’s progress everyone can feel good about.
Is ‘no’ really the worst answer you can get?
A part of being self-aware on the job is not being afraid to ask for what you want, setting boundaries, and teaching people how to treat you. This includes your boss.
3 crucial skills for leading without authority
In contrast to control-minded leaders of the past, today’s most effective leaders are exercising a different kind of power. This new style of leadership is a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that form the basis of a leader’s ability to impact, influence, and inspire others. Here are three of those skills:
Should you accept a promotion without a raise?
Here’s what you can do if you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of earning a promotion you want to accept — without a bump in compensation.
You must meet one-on-one with your new hire in the first week … or else
When you get hired, your first week will set the tone for what happens next, according to a new survey. The researchers noticed that what retained new hires at the tech giant came down to a simple action — did their manager meet with them one-on-one that first week?
These are 13 of the most LGBTQ friendly tech companies
Blind, a workplace app for tech workers, used by 40,000 Microsoft employees, 25,000 from Amazon, 10,000 from Google, 7,000 from Uber, 6,000 from Facebook, and thousands from other tech companies, polled its users to see how LGBTQ-friendly their company is.
4 ways to enjoy the first day of summer – even if you’re not on vacation
If your weather has been anything like ours in New York City lately, you know that summer is well on its way: In fact, the first day of summer is this week. As nice as it would be to have off that day, here's how to enjoy it — even if you're not relaxing at the beach on vacation somewhere.