Articles about Office Life

Communication

Introverts are natural disruptors – Here’s why

Co-founder of Quiet Revolution and author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain works to make introverts around the world feel empowered at home and at the office. She recently sat down with world-leading business thinker Whitney Johnson, author of Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and host of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast, to discuss why introversion goes hand-in-hand with positive disruption.

Productivity

6 signs you are stupidly bored with your job

Do you worry your current gig has lost its appeal? Here, career experts give the undeniable signs it’s time to seek a new opportunity or make a change ASAP.

News

These are the 25 Fortune 500 companies that offer the most remote-friendly jobs

Working remotely is becoming the norm. There has been a 115% percent increase in telecommuting between 2005-2015 and the percentage of workers doing all or at least some of their work remotely has increased from 19% in 2003 to 24% in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Office Life

5 signs you hired the wrong candidate for the job and what to do about it

Sometimes, a new hire turns out to be the wrong one. Here are five signs you didn't pick the right person for the job, and what to do about it.

stress

3 big things I learned from a new stress management course on LinkedIn

A new, online stress management course taught by an integrative neuroscientist and executive director of The American Institute of Stress on LinkedIn Learning taught me that stress isn't always a bad thing. In fact, there are ways to use it to your advantage.

boss

Study: Hurting a voodoo doll that represents our bad boss makes us feel better

To figure out what drives employees to the extremes of retaliation, a new experimental study sought to give employees haunted by abused supervisors an outlet for their frustrations without having them resort to fists. Researchers recruited 229 employees and asked them to take their job frustrations on an online voodoo doll representing their abusive boss. Apparently, when your boss is a pain in the neck, sticking pins into a doll's neck that represents our boss soothes us.

productivity

Happiness hacks to reinvigorate your workday

Since the State of the Global Workplace Report indicates 85% of employees are not engaged or actively disengaged at work, that is why implementing workplace happiness hacks are imperative.

How To

11 things you need to do before your first day of work

You want to make a great first impression and appear at the top of your game even though you don’t know what to expect. Check these tasks off your to-do list the night before the big day so that you’re completely prepared.

Interview

4 signs of a dysfunctional workplace you can spot in an interview

At first, you’re excited about all the possibilities: a name brand company, a higher salary, a more prestigious title. Those perks make you happy for a while, but eventually, the shine wears off and you start to question the bigger picture.

How To

How to not look dumb when you get called on in a meeting you weren’t paying attention in

When your manager calls on you out of nowhere in a meeting— but you don't know what's going on— you probably want to sink into the floor. Here's how to handle a moment like this.

Coworkers

3 ways to make a new coworker feel like part of the team

It's one thing for an employee to feel like they aren't yet part of "the office tribe," but that's where you come in when it comes to new hires— here's how to make them feel welcome.

mental health

Do you get the ‘Sunday scaries’? 5 ways to banish them

As the clock ticks ever closer to Sunday evening, you might recognize a sinking feeling in your heart. “Ugh, another day at that dreaded place!” is what your mind tells you, as you reluctantly get yourself ready for the new week at work.

The Whole Human

What mistakes did you make in your 20s that you don’t want anyone else to make?

As I spend time looking back on my 20’s, I don’t have many regrets. I built the business of my dreams, developed a strong body, have an amazing social circle, a beautiful girlfriend, and I’m proud of the person I’ve become. But just because I don’t have many regrets doesn’t mean I don’t have any regrets.

Office Life

Other than salary, benefits are the top reason someone would leave their current job

The top thing (outside of more money) that would cause an American worker to jump ship for a new job is "better benefits."

Office Life

How to handle ghosting in the workplace

Career experts shed their best advice for dealing with this spooky situation, all while maintaining your professional cool.

Discrimination

I face ableism in the workplace: What I wish my company did differently

Only when we stop defining people with disabilities as "disabled people" instead of referring to them as "people with disabilities" will all employees be treated with the same respect.

Office Life

Here’s why you can’t afford to ignore office politics

Office politics. Cliques. Hierarchies. Alignments. Can’t live with ‘em, can’t do business without ‘em.

Leadership

10 reasons nice bosses finish first

What exactly does a “nice” boss look like, and how does one pull it off without being a pushover? Incorporate these behaviors into your repertoire, and you’ll see immediate improvement in your leadership skills.

Office Life

How funny bosses can encourage deviant rule breakers

Funny bosses encourage us to let our guard down, but a new study found that their jokes can inadvertently encourage us to let our guard down too much, communicating that the workplace is an upside-down funhouse where rules no longer apply.

Office Life

Survey: Assistants save managers an average of 8+ hours a week

The research found that 100% of the supervisors surveyed think that "their assistant is important to their success," 64% agreed that administrative employees currently "have a more promising career-growth track than five years ago."

News

Science tells us how long it takes an adult to make a new friend

How much quality time do you need before that stranger becomes your pal? Get ready to block off a good chunk of time if you want to earn the elusive title of best friend.

Levelling Up

8 signs you have reached the glass ceiling in your company

Once you agree that these scenarios have occurred it becomes apparent that they may have been identified as “not executive material” and that a strategy is needed to ascend the plateau.

Body Language

I instantly knew I couldn’t trust you: How and why I was wrong

It took me only seven seconds to assess your confidence, competence, status, likability, warmth, and, yes, your trustworthiness. I felt you were untrustworthy for five reasons — none of which had anything to do with your actual trustworthiness.

Office Life

This is how I finally confronted my office bully

We all have memories of school bullies we’d like to leave behind. But bullying doesn’t end after graduation — in fact, it’s common in the workplace.

Work Fashion

From frocks to socks: Updating your spring work wardrobe

We gathered some of the season’s hottest (and most accessible) trends and ways to update your work or interview style to look seasonal, fresh and always professional.