Articles about Office Life
7 ways to stand out during your internship
This 8- to 12-week assignment gives hiring managers a snapshot of your personality, skill set, ambition, communication skills and of course intelligence.
Grammar rules you were taught at school that are wrong
What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are lots of other so-called grammar rules that we’ve probably been getting wrong for years?
Work’s a beach: How to teach your team to take PTO
We've come up with our own manager's manual for getting your team to take some much-needed time off. The key to all of this is to have a system in place where everyone is happy — YOU included!
Too hot, too cold? What to wear to work when the weather is insane
From sweaty subway commutes to drafty air-conditioned cubicles, weird weather patterns can make it tough to look put-together and still feel comfortable.
WeWork bans employees from expensing meat
WeWork told its global staffers that the company that provides shared workspaces around the world will no longer expense meals that include meat.
3 ways to get out of a productivity rut at work
Every day won't be a slam dunk when it comes to productivity. Here's what to do when you feel like you're drowning in work.
7 tips to find the right industry and position for your next career move
Don’t have an accidental life or career. Often more planning goes into a summer vacation than a 40-year career or 90-year life. Spend purposeful time creating an actionable plan for your next career move and you can trade the treadmill to nowhere for fulfillment.
Can you truly bring your authentic fashion self to work?
At some point — about five years ago maybe — the phrase “bring your authentic self to work” became the working world’s hottest new fashion catchphrase.
Successful bosses run their most effective meetings exactly like this
if you’re going to lead a successful meeting, you have to think constantly about the participants. Boardrooms don't have to be boring.
Tips for women heading to the executive suite
You might be surprised to find that leadership presence is not an attribute automatically assigned to you because of your business results.
Do you come across as arrogant? 5 workplace behaviors to curb
No one is perfect, and the particularly intelligent must be especially careful about slipping into egotistical behavior.
Study: Meetings with agendas are less wanted, but they work
Meetings can be time-sucking vortexes that steal our attention and energy. But here's some bad news for those of us who hate meetings — meetings work.
How to make Fridays more fun in the summer, even if you can’t leave work early
Here's how to make the last day of the work week better — even if "Summer Fridays" are a total afterthought at your company.
How to declutter your work life
Here are four ways to declutter your work-life.
At Amazon, you can appeal your firing to a jury of coworkers
If you're on the chopping block at your job, the decision of whether or not you get fired is usually in the hands of your manager. At retail giant Amazon, however, you can defend yourself and appeal the decision to a jury of your peers. Announced last year, the "Pivot" probation program is designed to help underperforming employees in danger of being fired in Amazon's growing workforce.
Survey: 44% of CFOs say employee social media use is biggest time-wasting worry
44% of CFOs surveyed say that employers are most worried about "wasting time at work" when it comes to workers being on social media.
3 ways to handle employees who constantly have an excuse
Being around employees who always make excuses can be tough, whether you're a coworker or the boss. Here's how to handle them.
On being tenacious, staying patient, and talking face-to-face
On being tenacious, staying patient, and talking face-to-face: Be your own best advocate. Live for tomorrow. Meet in person in our digital age.
16 signs you’re underpaid – and what you can do about it
You might be underpaid: Here are some signs that your salary is too low and you ought to ask for a raise, as well as steps to do it.
Why every manager needs to hear criticism and bad news
To maximize leadership success you MUST know not just the good – but also the bad and the ugly. Let others share their frustration or criticism.
How to get people involved in and committed to your company goals
As a leader, you can’t just send out memos with a list of goals and expect everyone to band together and commit to them. You have to harness the desire for purpose and commitment in a way that brings people together around your company goals.
These are the Top 50 best places to work for in 2018
It's summer which means most of us are clamoring to get out of the office most of the time. However, if you work for one of these 50 companies that may not be the case. Indeed just released its 50 top-rated workplaces in America annual report and some pretty impressive companies made the cut.
4 things to do when you want to leave one team for another at work
Attempting to switch teams at the company you work for can be a slippery slope — here's how to make the whole process a little more painless for you.
The truth about 3 great career tips that you’ll never hear
Three great career tips that you will never hear — they are simple, but very important, if you want a career built around what is meaningful to you.
This is the right way to leave a professional voicemail
When it is easier to email someone instantly than spend time ringing them up, the act of leaving a proper voicemail can become a forgotten art.