Articles about Office Culture


Stephen Colbert explains ‘extraordinary’ steps he took to get a diverse staff

Simply saying that you want a diverse staff is sometimes not enough to get you one. Just ask Late Show host Stephen Colbert.

Office Life

9 realistic work perks every employee would love

Happy staff is more likely to work harder and stay with your company, so it’s important to make sure you’re listening to what your employees want and responding appropriately

Office Culture

Connecting your personal and work values: 3 steps to a more fulfilling work life

When your values are honored each day, life is fulfilling. Find time to identify your personal and organization’s values and create an action plan.


Nike gets accused of ‘hostile’ culture to women in new suit

Four ex-Nike employees said they endured a "hostile" work culture and were paid less than their male peers, according to a new lawsuit.


Trying too hard at work is not going to pay off, study finds

How hard should we try at work? Not too hard. Turns out, pouring your all into your work is not necessarily going to pay off in the end.


New study shows why Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ is not enough

An unintended side effect of the "lean in" message is it helped people believe women are responsible for causing and fixing the problems they face at work.


5 reasons why bold leaders are remarkably successful

There are two reasons people separate themselves from the crowd: They are either bold leaders or timid followers. The rest of the herd sticks together.

Sexual Harrassment

#MeToo movement finds an unlikely champion in Wall Street with the new ‘Weinstein clause’

If you were worried that the #MeToo movement might fade away, fear not. It has been carved into one of the most immovable objects in human history.


To be a good leader, start out as a follower, study finds

A new study published in the Journal of British Psychology found that good followers make good leaders in the eyes of their peers.

Office Life

How to make friends at your brand new job

You got a new job – woohoo! A quick internet search or a quick chat with your new company’s HR person will help you learn a lot of the thing you might need to know in order to be successful…except how to make friends.

Office Life

Want to lead? Here are 8 things you don’t get to do

If you want to influence our behaviors and lead us to achievement, here are 8 things you don’t get to do.

Salary Negotiation

3 steps you can’t afford to miss when determining how much you ‘should’ be making

Start closing the gap by negotiating your own salary or freelance rates to ensure you're standing up for what you are worth.

Age at Work

5 stereotypes about older workers debunked

We explored some of the views managers held about older workers. Here are five of the most common stereotypes, and how they can be challenged.

Office Culture

What you need to drink in every work situation, according to an expert

Finding your drink for different work situations whether it be a business dinner, a networking cocktail party or even a happy hour where your manager is still in sight is very important.


Why managers should treat non-parents and parents the same

To truly create an empathetic and supportive team, managers must find ways that support the entire team regardless of their parent status.


How to interrupt a coworker the polite way

Try these out next time you get Kanye'd and need to interrupt. You will be using your voice to make an impact, and also show that you won’t be silenced.

Office Life

4 ways leaders can foster a growth mindset within their team

As leaders, developing a culture of learning and innovation may be the key factor that allows your organization to outdistance the competition.


More companies lowering bar on degree and experience requirements

Job seekers have faced the frustrating conundrum of needing a job in order to get experience and experience to get the job. Well, not as much anymore.

Office Life

Why gossip is so seductive (and how to avoid it)

Gossip is like the junk food of communication. We know that it is bad and unhealthy, but yet it’s hard to resist its draw.

Job search

Survey: Benefits, commute time top things that make a job more appealing

"Attractive benefits and perks" are the most popular things that would make Americans more inclined to hit "send" on a job application.


Survey: These are the top perks offered to help retain high-performing workers

A new survey shows that the most popular way that HR leaders say companies try to keep "talented workers" on board is to offer "401(k) contributions."


Women are less likely to achieve ‘last name fame’ – Here’s what that means

Coming up with women who've achieved last name fame is a lot harder. New research looks into why women are less likely to be known just as their last name.

Office Life

Study: Coworkers who give you advice are doing it to gain power

When coworkers sidle up to you, dispensing advice, recognize that they may not be doing it out of the goodness of their heart.

Office Life

Study: Women more likely to be asked and to do office housework

If there is a thankless task or housework that needs to be done at the office, it's likely that a woman is the one to answer the call.

Office Life

How to better engage unhappy employees

Bad departures leave bad feelings on both sides that can overwrite years of goodwill and great work. Here are four ways to get ahead of this issue and keep unhappy employees from becoming toxic.