Articles about Coworkers

Networking

Don’t make these 8 networking mistakes

This is where executives go wrong when they network, the best ways to avoid these pitfalls, and what to do if you make these networking mistakes.

Bosses

These are the specific conversations you need to have with your boss every month of the year

Being in constant communication with your boss, the person who will help you meet your professional goals, should always be a priority.

Email

How to fix things when an email chain spirals out of control

Emails, Slack messages, and other forms of business communication can go wildly wrong when someone says something that could be misconstrued. Here's how to clear up — and avoid — misunderstandings.

Management

Survey: Majority of managers are uncomfortable with communication (aka doing their jobs)

Without regular feedback, teams fall apart. To be an effective manager, you need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Here's how to be a strong communicator, even when you need to deliver bad news.

Bosses

4 things to do when your manager treats you like a ghost

Ever feel like your manager either doesn't want you to succeed, or won't even give you occasional praise, even when it's well deserved? You definitely don't have to suffer in silence — this is what you should do instead of feeling undervalued.

Office Life

7 fool-proof ways to stay positive in a toxic workplace

There’s a lot we need to do as a culture to improve the workplace, and while generally speaking the workplace at large is moving in a more empathetic, positive direction, toxic environments still exist. So what can you do to remain positive if you find yourself in this type of situation?

Management

3 ways to salvage a meeting that’s gone sour after a big conflict

We've all been in meetings that have gone horribly off the rails. This is what you can do as a manager to diffuse the situation — either during or after the meeting.

Management

Simon Sinek explains why you should be the last to speak in a meeting

Be a better listener by being the last one to speak your opinion in a meeting. When you wait to hear what your team is going to say, you're giving your team a chance to grow into leaders who can feel comfortable sharing their opinions with each other.

Job Search

4 things NOT to do when making your reference list

Coming up with a reference list can be tricky. Here's what not to do when considering references for your latest job application.

Success

This is why LeBron James doesn’t lose sleep over losses

By prioritizing his family's achievements over his professional accomplishments, LeBron James is pushing back against the narrative that your job needs to be your everything.

Bosses

4 things to do when your boss asks for feedback

When your supervisor asks for feedback on their performance in a rare moment, it's easy to tense up. But don't panic — here are four things to do instead.

Office Life

Here’s when it is — and isn’t — okay to quit your new, horrible job

If you've ever had a no good, horrible first day at your new job, a treasonous thought may start to tempt you — how soon is too soon to quit?

Networking

5 ways unsuccessful people network

If you don't talk enough, you could be perceived as cold or aloof. If you talk too much, you could be considered unprofessional or self-interested. Here’s what unsuccessful people do when networking.  

Science of Work

Study: Bosses should think twice about showing vulnerability

How much do our co-workers need to know about our personal lives? According to a LinkedIn and CensusWide survey, your answer differs depending on your age. Bosses, in particular, should never overshare.

Management

Study: This is why negative feedback so often backfires — and how to do better

New research finds that when workers hear criticism, they rarely take it to heart. Instead, they seek out people who will tell them they're great. Here's how to do better.

Networking

How to make people like you: 6 science-based conversation hacks

So you want to know how to make people like you? It’s easier than you think. Here are six research-backed conversation hacks that will get things off on the right foot.

Coworkers

Here’s how to find out what your coworkers really think about you

Too many of us are operating under the illusion that our coworkers see us as we see ourselves. The only way to stop these surprises is to gather feedback.

Meetings

4 steps to 5-minute meetings

Trying to cut the bloat from meetings might lead to more effective time management and less wasted time during your day. Here are four steps to try.

Bosses

4 ways to get back on your manager’s good side again at work

After a misunderstanding with your boss, here's how to make your actions speak for you when you need to get back on your manager's good side.

Office Life

These were the worst excuses for missing work in 2017

Some people go to absurd lengths in order not to come to work. These are the worst excuses we've seen this year that people used to take a sick day.

Office Life

4 tips for writing an office goodbye message on your way out the door

Whether you quit or were fired, it's important to make a good impression on your way out. Here's what to keep in mind while writing a goodbye message.

Office Life

3 ways to work with someone who won’t respond to your messages

You might be wondering how to keep the ball rolling so you don't fall behind. Here are three steps that can get the job done.

Coworkers

How to rebuild burned bridges at work

Remember that time you told off your boss in front of everyone else in the department and then flipped her the bird for good measure? Here's how to recover.

Management

4 ways that leaders can prepare for change

No leader and no work situation is perfect, but there are ways to ensure that you're covered if something changes unexpectedly.

Science of Work

Study: This is why Snapchat is bad for your career

Temporary social media like Snapchat and Instagram Stories pushes us to share risky photos, but they don't disappear from the recipients' minds.