Articles about Office Life
Majority of advertising/marketing hiring managers favor a ‘compressed schedule’
In addition, 52% of hiring managers feel that work-life balance is the responsibility of both the company and individuals.
Survey: 72% of employees think their coworkers aren’t good communicators
34% of people surveyed think that GIFs and emojis "are appropriate for workplace communication," 66% would rather give them a hard pass.
Why Jeff Bezos schedules all of his ‘high IQ’ meetings between 10 a.m. and noon
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a strategy for scheduling meetings – he takes important meetings around 10 a.m. and avoids meetings in the late afternoon.
Productivity ninja: 5 powerful tips for getting more stuff done
Become a productivity ninja in five easy steps.
70% of female executives feel bullied by women – Here’s how to stop it
"I can see how it is easy to fall into bullying roles themselves — often those who are bullied end up turning into bullies."
These are the best laptops you can buy right now
Smartphones may have taken over much of people’s screen time, but you still need a “real” computer.
Men talk 92% of the time on conference calls
“One could surmise that male executives (on conference calls) are more prone to speaking simply to hear themselves speak.”
Twitter users explain how #HRInformedMe
"#HRInformedMe that they were aware i lied on my resume. Apparently, I'm too young to be the last living survivor of the titanic."
3 signs you’re on track to being a strong leader
"Here are three tangible ways up and coming leaders can ensure you’re headed in the right direction. Let’s break them down one by one."
How to successfully negotiate by using silence
Those awkward silences you fear may help you navigate a negotiation with success. Here are five tips on using silence to negotiate.
10 tips for being your own best advocate
Standing up for yourself is an important skill. Here, 10 career experts share how they developed an ability to advocate for themselves.
This 1 habit will make Sunday less stressful, and Monday more productive
"If you’re not constantly auditing yourself, your habits, your schedule, and the way you approach your own life, you will never be in control."
10 ways ridiculously successful people think differently
You can study how ridiculously successful people think and incorporate their approach into your repertoire.
Survey: Employees say this type of music boosts productivity
While research has found that millennials who feel like their finances are secure are more likely to listen to classical music, a new survey from staffing firm Accountemps shows that among office workers who say listening to music at work helps them get more done, "pop" is the top genre that boosts their productivity.
How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood
Fighting procrastination teaches us to fully engage in our work, get more creative and get more done.
3 ways to have a life when you spend hours commuting daily
There are things you can do to do improve your off-hours when traveling to and from the office takes up too much of your time.
On obstacles, ‘the process’ and pivot points
Take chances, put yourself out there and watch what the market tells you. There’s a signal in all the noise, and if you listen closely you’ll find it.
What you do is not why you do it – Finding your purpose at work
How to tell the difference between healthy and harmful ambition and why there’s no such thing as “winning” in work – or life.
The disconnect between Baby Boomers and Millennials when it comes to work ethic
Millennials have entered a professional world where their realities are wildly different from the ones Boomers knew. They prioritize things that don’t make sense to Boomers because their environment has different demands.
3 ways self-sabotage is holding you back
Somewhere along the line, it was determined that self-sabotage is humorous. When we actually experience it, however, it can leave us feeling victimized.
This is why should you focus more on your top performers than your low ones
We naturally want to invest resources into helping underperforming employees, but sometimes, it can eat a disproportionate amount of time and energy.
7 female CEOs share advice on how to surround yourself with supportive women
Whether it’s a working mom creating a revolutionary hands-free breast pump, a strong founder leading the #MeToo movement, or a woman working to change access to much-needed feminine products, the camaraderie and support of other females make a huge difference in the success of many amazing ideas and companies.
How to write an out-of-office email that works
The added bonuses of humor can sweeten the out-of-office message, but ultimately, all you need to do is let people know that you are alive yet unreachable.
More employees would pick natural light over childcare when it comes to work perks
We set our internal clocks to natural light. The study demonstrates that natural light is more of a basic need, less of a fun perk.
Almost half of employees worldwide think they could do their job in 5 hours or less each day
The case is getting stronger for a shorter workweek. According to a global survey of nearly 3,000 employees across eight nations conducted by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, 78% of full-time workers say it would take less than seven hours each day to do their job.