Articles about Office Life

Leadership

This is why it is so hard to delegate (and how you can fix it)

Every good leader has to learn the art of delegation. The secret? Delegation is only tough when you haven’t hired the right people. If your team excels at their jobs, then all you have to do is choose the best person to make the decisions for each task.

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.

Personal Branding

Men’s grooming for beginners: Why you should pay more attention to your sideburns and stubble

Even if you can’t take time during your day for a quick shave, you probably should spend a few moments thinking about your own grooming game.

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.

Productivity

How 5 brides stayed focused at work while wedding planning

While the path to the dream job and the dream person is quite similar, they start to become incompatible as you plan your wedding. Ask anyone who has balanced nuptial duties with a full-time gig and they’ll be quick to admit the stress of the period.

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.

The Whole Human

Searching for greatness? 15 humans you need in your personal treasure chest

These are the 15 people that have hands down changed everything for me. Fill your treasure chest with these humans and you’ll have a life you never believed possible.

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.

Office Life

3 ways to keep rejection from bringing you down at work

Whether your manager didn't like your idea in a big meeting, or you didn't get another position you applied for, dealing with rejection at work can be exceedingly difficult. Here's how to get better at it.

How To

5 tips for when you dread a difficult conversation with an employee

Remind them, it's not personal.

Work-Life Balance

There’s an upside to feeling busy all the time

Sometimes, being overwhelmingly busy sucks. It makes you feel all sorts of frantic, it sends your anxiety levels skyrocketing and it can leave you more likely to make a careless mistake. These kinds of reactions are typical when your laundry list is putting you under major time pressure, evoking a bunch of emotional reactions rather than productive ones.

Communication

Bring the power of progress into your one-to-one meetings

As a leader, it’s up to you to help connect the dots between team members’ wins and the value their work provides to your company and customers. In the process, not only will your team members experience satisfaction, their output will improve as well. And that’s progress everyone can feel good about.

Office Life

Is ‘no’ really the worst answer you can get?

A part of being self-aware on the job is not being afraid to ask for what you want, setting boundaries, and teaching people how to treat you. This includes your boss.

Office Life

3 crucial skills for leading without authority

In contrast to control-minded leaders of the past, today’s most effective leaders are exercising a different kind of power. This new style of leadership is a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that form the basis of a leader’s ability to impact, influence, and inspire others. Here are three of those skills:

Office Life

Should you accept a promotion without a raise?

Here’s what you can do if you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of earning a promotion you want to accept — without a bump in compensation.

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

4 ways to enjoy the first day of summer – even if you’re not on vacation

If your weather has been anything like ours in New York City lately, you know that summer is well on its way: In fact, the first day of summer is this week. As nice as it would be to have off that day, here's how to enjoy it — even if you're not relaxing at the beach on vacation somewhere.

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.

Office Life

How to get along with all different kinds of people at work

No matter your personal backgrounds, you’re all on the same team in your professional lives and should want to see each other succeed.

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.

The Whole Human

This is why you’ll keep doing something you hate

When we are trapped in a sunk-cost fallacy, we get too stubborn to walk away from an objectively bad decision. We will not cut our losses and run, because we have invested too much money, time, and energy towards it. Behavioral scientists have long called us out on this trap.