Articles about Office Culture

News

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.

News

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.

News

Survey: 33% of bad office romances result in a termination

A recent survey from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., found that 62% of HR leaders said their employer has had to manage “a romantic relationship” that was unsuccessful or “inappropriate” in the office. Of those, 33% led to at least one person involved getting fired.

Office Life

At Facebook, you can only ask out your coworker once

A new Wall Street Journal report found that at Facebook, dating employees is treated with a one-and-done strike policy: employees are only allowed to ask a co-worker out once. If the coworker is not interested, the other coworker must move on and cannot ask them out again.

News

Since #MeToo, number of men uncomfortable being alone with a woman at work has doubled

Since #MeToo and sexual harassment became a national conversation this fall, the survey found that male managers are more likely to treat their female subordinates at arms' length. The survey found the male managers are three times more likely now to say they are uncomfortable mentoring women.

News

Survey: Employees say harassment goes unreported more than HR professionals do

Even after the #MeToo movement has made sexual workplace harassment a national conversation, there's still a sharp divide between the number of incidents and what actually gets reported to Human Resources.

News

Senators call for better data collection to measure economic impact of sexual harassment

A group of 22 senators sent a letter to the Department of Labor on Monday requesting that the department establish better, and more detailed, methods of collecting data on sexual harassment in the workplace.

Health

What to do when the company drinking culture is ruining your health

Like most vices, consuming alcohol in moderation is a healthy approach, but your office's drinking culture has you feeling less than stellar, you might struggle with how to fit in.

Productivity

When emojis lead to better communication

In diverse work environments, especially in high tech, using emojis can result in more effective and transparent communication.

News

No, this job posting is not from the ’50s, it’s from 2018

In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal involving a staggering number of alleged cases of sexual harassment and assault, we have yet another reason to do a double-take: a tone-deaf job posting requiring a "good personality - ability to deal with the male banter and be sociable but not distracting.”

Productivity

Why making mistakes is actually good for business

Failure, mistakes, mishaps — they all play a vital role in helping employees learn and grow. Here are 4 steps to changing office culture to embrace that growth potential.

LinkedIn

5 ways you’re setting yourself up to fail on LinkedIn

Your LinkedIn profile might be one of the first things a recruiter sees about you, so don't make these mistakes.

Office Life

How Generation Xers are driving Millennials crazy in the workplace (and vice versa)

The culture gap between Generation X and Millennials can cause friction at work. Here's why, and how you can try to bridge the generation gap.

Productivity

Liar liar pants on fire: 5 ways to spot bulls**t in the workplace

If your workplace is a den of lying, here are some tips to help you recognize the signs and how best to react.

Advice

5 words upper-level Fortune 500 employees use to stand out on LinkedIn

A study of 750 LinkedIn profiles of workers at Fortune 500 businesses, showing the top words included include "leader,"  "strategic," and "innovative."

Advice

Thirteen things I believe: Principles of organizational behavior

Stanford professor Bob Sutton reveals his 13 principles of organizational behavior.

Productivity

Don’t let working from home wreck your career: 5 tips to stay connected when you work remotely

When we’re remote, we often are 'out of sight, out of mind.' Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen.

News

Sentenced Volkwagen engineer shows ‘following the boss’s orders’ won’t save you from jail

'Just following orders' doesn't absolve you.

News

New study: Office fridges are ridiculously dirty and disgusting

We can do better, people.

News

This is why it’s time to ditch dress codes at work

Dress codes are from another time. Why do they persist?

Success

Don’t back down. This is how to deal with hypercompetitive people at work.

Whether it's your boss, your spouse or your friend, work can make people competitive. Here's how to handle it.

News

The aftermath of an office affair can get ugly. Ellen Pao explains why.

When an office affair goes wrong, you need a plan.

News

More than half of US men think the gender gap is solved, poll finds

The two genders are miles away at work.

Words at Work

Failures in being the boss from The Walking Dead and Kermit the Frog

Be careful how you use your title.

Success

Giving credit to colleagues makes you look successful

If you want to look good, make others look good.