Articles about Office Culture

News

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.

Office Culture

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.

Humor

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.

News

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.

Office Life

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.

Office Culture

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.

Office Culture

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.

News

Survey: ‘Lazy’ is the most annoying Millennial workplace stereotype

New research on working Millennials shows that by far, the most annoying "workplace stereotype" about this generation is that they're "lazy."

Bosses

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?

News

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.

Office Life

How to handle a manager who doesn’t care if you sink or swim

Having a manager who doesn't seem to care how you perform or give you the resources to do well can be tricky, but certain strategies can help you cope at work.

Language

Use your grown-up voice! Ditch vocal fry, baby talk or bro-language

The thing is that whether you realize it or not, the way you speak might be alienating others in the workplace or your work orbit.

Office Culture

Unique ways these companies celebrate diversity and inclusion

While it is an appreciated gesture to be tolerant and welcoming from the inside out of your company — spanning internal practices and outward messaging — some businesses go above and beyond. After all, diversity and inclusion principles aren’t only important for a single month, but vital for progress year-round.

Father's Day

Here are the Top 50 companies in America for new dads

Dads complain that workplaces still expect them to put their jobs ahead of their children. But there are some companies who are doing it right. Fatherly's 2018 list of the best workplaces for new dads is a model of how other companies should be doing it.

News

Watching the World Cup drains offices of $3.6 billion in productivity

An Office Pulse survey found that watching the World Cup on the job results in a $3.6 billion productivity loss because 49% of those with white-collar jobs plan on watching in the office.

News

Should companies be forced to add women to boards? A new bill seeks to try

The bill cites research that finds that companies having more women on boards "creates an environment where women are no longer seen as outsiders and are able to influence the content and process of board discussions more substantially."

News

Survey: 38% of women in tech say their looks have been ‘inappropriately commented on’

Research has found that 38% of American women in tech say that their looks have been "inappropriately commented on" at work. So, while 85% of women and 62% of men working in this industry think that gender discrimination is real, it continues to manifest in various ways.

News

It only takes one sexual harassment claim to ruin your company’s reputation

When we hear about a single sexual harassment case at a company, it's enough to tank our perception about the company as a whole, according to new UCLA research highlighted in Harvard Business Review.

Father's Day

10 great companies for working dads

Father's Day is right around the corner and though you probably still haven't bought a gift for the paternal figure in your life what we can do is identify some of the best companies (and a few that are even hiring on Ladders) that make it easier for fathers to be, well, fathers.

Meetings

How to keep your cool when someone threatens you at a meeting

Have you ever been in a high stakes meeting or in a conversation where someone challenges your position and you immediately start to feel the world closing in on you? Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl describes that moment this way: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Work-Life Balance

Maternity mojo: Boosting your career during maternity leave

So, how can you stay engaged with your work life, while looking after your newborn? We have worked with the wellbeing experts to make sure you don’t lose sight of your professional self while on maternity leave.

Health

Your stressful office is making you hangry

Now, new research published Monday in the journal Emotion has found that it isn't just physiology that is making you hangry, but it is actually the emotional tone of the environment you are in. "You don't just become hungry and start lashing out at the universe," said the study's co-author, assistant professor Dr. Kristen Lindquist. "We find that feeling hangry happens when you feel unpleasantness due to hunger but interpret those feelings as strong emotions about other people or the situation you're in."

News

Survey: Women with female role models set more ambitious goals

Before you can be who you want to become, it helps if you can see it. A new survey from Lean Cuisine and New York University psychology professor Emily Balcetis found that women raise the bar when they have female role models that they can emulate.

Leadership

8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees

How you communicate with your employees can either show them they are valued or make them feel disposable. Great bosses find themselves using the following positive reinforcements, questions, and statements of gratitude on a daily basis.

#MeToo

Only 1 in 4 women who have been sexually harassed tell their employers. Here’s why they’re afraid

Based on experience litigating sexual harassment cases as well as my research, I have determined there are three legal barriers that stand in the way of workers filing complaints – a critical step to rooting out harassment and protecting employees.