Articles about Office Culture

Office Culture

How you can encourage your company to make an impact

Every company wants to turn a profit and keep their shareholders happy, but I know from experience that businesses can make money and be a force for good.


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.


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.


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.

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."


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.

Job search

4 things dating apps teach us about finding a perfect (employer) match

Four things to keep in mind as you search for a job, inspired by the online dating world: With authenticity, similar interests, expressed enthusiasm, and pragmatism, you can find a match made in heaven.

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.

Remote work

How to stay engaged in company culture when you work remotely

Even working in your pajamas on your couch can have its downsides.

Office Relationships

What is the etiquette for dating a coworker in light of the #MeToo movement?

We all know (or should know) how to communicate, ask important questions and advocate for ourselves and our partners. And if we don’t, we probably shouldn’t be actively dating — especially not our coworkers.


Study reveals the state of the workplace in the #MeToo era

Overall, 59% of women and 27% of men report getting "unwanted sexual advances or verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature."

Job search

40+ questions HR experts want every job candidate to ask

As a job seeker, you should also view every interview as a chance to evaluate if the company culture and role is the right fit for you in order to avoid accepting an offer without fully understanding what you’re getting yourself into once you start the job.

Job Search

How to identify a toxic culture before accepting a job

There isn't a one-size-fits-all solution to figuring out if a company has a toxic culture before you get hired, but there are some flags you can look for during the interview process to help you make a better decision.


Survey: Women claim half as much on expense reports as men

When employers require employees to pay expenses first and claim them later, a new survey found that these expense reports end up costing women more than men.


More than 180 female senior ad executives put industry on notice

More than 180 senior female advertising executives in North America announced the launch of Time's Up Advertising, an anti-harassment campaign and legal aid fundraiser.


The power of using an inclusion rider in your next employee contract

Frances McDormand's Oscar night inclusion rider shout-out sparked a national discussion on the little-known contract clause, and how it could be used to increase the representation of minorities in Hollywood and beyond.


Better than money: The Top 10 things we look for in a new job

When it comes to finding the perfect new job, new research suggests it’s not all about the money. There's so much more to happiness at work. Here's what to look out for.


What is International Women’s Day and why it matters in 2018

On March 8, people around the world gather to celebrate International Women's Day, a celebration of the social, political, cultural and economic achievements of women everywhere and a call to action to raise awareness about the ongoing fight for gender parity.


This study finds that Queen Bee Syndrome is very much alive at work and this is the guilty party

If you thought Queen Bee Syndrome lived and died when you were in high school, you are wrong. It is very much still alive and probably occurring in your workplace right now.


17% of companies have no plans to review equal pay policies despite #TimesUp

The #TimesUp movement is in full force, and even though the initiative has made waves across industries and ideologies, new research makes it clear that every employer isn't taking the intended message to heart.


New bill seeks to force employers to publicly report sexual harassment settlements

The Sunlight in Workplace Harassment Act seeks to force companies to report the "total number" and the "total dollar amount" of settlements they make related to sexual harassment.

These are the most ‘inappropriate’ things people say they’ve seen or done at work

A recent NPR/Ipsos poll reveals the “inappropriate” things that people say they’ve witnessed or admitted to doing on the job.


This AI chatbot can help you anonymously report harassment in the workplace

If you feel uncomfortable telling your story of harassment at work to a human, a new chatbot called Spot has a solution free from the bureaucracy of human resources.


81% of workers say they’ve either been bullied or witnessed it happening to a coworker

A staggering 81% of American workers report either having seen a colleague get bullied "in person" or having faced it themselves.