Articles about Office Life
Survey: Millennials are much more likely to share their salary than other generations
Knowing what your friends and colleagues make in a similar field is empowering in making sure you’re being compensated fairly. Would you share your salary?
4 expressions to avoid that make you sound clueless at work
In order to make sure you sound like you know what you’re talking about, cut these common words and expressions from your vocabulary.
The 8-hour workday has no place in modern society — here’s why
We bind ourselves to an antiquated eight-hour workday standard to drive our productivity and evaluate our performance, and that’s just unfair.
Microsoft lets its employees work in a treehouse in the woods
Software giant Microsoft has built a set of new offices for the staff of its headquarters — and they're located high in the air atop high-tech treehouses.
Here’s how to identify your office ‘work type’ — and what you need to do about it
The further you progress in your career, the more you’ll solidify your working style. Are you a lone wolf? A deadline diva? An office mom or dad?
4 things to do when you didn’t get that promotion
So, you got passed over for that promotion you really wanted. Here's how to handle it, what you should do next, and how you can get it the next time.
Majority of employees are unhappy at work, study finds
Nearly three-fourths of Americans are unhappy at work and actively hunting for a new job, and the vast majority don't think they get enough recognition.
Do you need a Millennial mentor? Get ready for the latest fad to hit corporate America
The millennial generation has gotten a bad rap — but they could be what companies need to survive. Do you need a millennial mentor?
5 reasons to be more like Larry David at work
Sometimes, your inner curmudgeon is your best asset.
5 ways to be a good manager of your former coworkers
Out of all your coworkers who applied for a promotion, you were chosen. So where does that leave your relationships with them now that you're their manager?
What not to do when writing email subject lines
Don't make these subject line mistakes the next time you're about to send someone an email message in the workplace.
This is the secret behind top teams’ best ideas
Debate — not lockstep agreement — is the secret recipe for a high-performing team, a new six-year study has found.
Study: Men become interested in tech careers earlier than women
Men express their interest in tech careers sooner than women, and are more likely to remain in the field for the long haul, according to a new report.
5 things to do after getting a bad performance review
But before you lash out after a bad performance review, take a deep breath and remember you have options on how to respond.
This is Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer’s one big tip on how to handle clients
The best experience Shake Shack's Danny Meyer can give his customers is to make them feel important. Here's his best tip on managing clients.
6 ways companies can help all employees thrive by shrinking the gender gap
Despite a steady drumbeat of calls to instill workplace equity between the sexes, women still lag far behind men at companies across the nation.
The four keys to a fulfilling job, according to a happiness researcher
What are some ways companies can increase happiness levels of employees, in order to boost performance? Here are the four keys to a fulfilling job.
1 in 4 workers would need to be in the hospital to call in sick, research finds
With flu season upon us, it will be important to take the time off that you need if you get sick. Don't be a martyr. Keep your coworkers healthy.
Here’s why introverts pass up leadership opportunities at work — and how they can start taking the lead
Does your introversion hold you back from going for it at work sometimes? As it turns out, science may know why introverts often fail to emerge as leaders.
The newest cat on the New Zealand Police force will charm you
After the passing of police guinea pig Constable Elliot, a new furry friend has joined the New Zealand Police. Behold: Tia the police cat.
These are the 9 most annoying phrases people use at work, according to a new survey
Think outside the box and ditch these annoying, cliched work phrases. Until then, we'll table this conversation. Circle back and let us know how it goes.
One hour of exercise can prevent depression, study finds
There's good news for those of us who hate to go to the gym too often: You just need an hour of physical activity every week.
6 reasons why your coworkers run when they see you coming down the hallway
With so many personalities running rampant in the office, there are a variety of ways your relationships with coworkers can slip through the cracks.
How the Equifax hack could hurt your job search
The millions affected by the hack on credit reporting agency Equifax may have to explain fraudulent credit history to potentially unsympathetic employers.
How Elon Musk runs an efficient meeting — and you can, too
A recent story shows that Elon Musk wants to make sure every meeting counts — even if that efficiency comes at the risk of alienating employees.
7 clues you’re about to be fired — and what you can do about it
While it’s not always a great idea to trust your gut about every single work issue, here's when it may be worth wondering if your job's in danger.
America’s cities see significant decline in car commuting
There has been a significant decrease in driving in 21 of the 50 most populous cities in the United States over the last decade.
The best way to manage email stress, according to an email researcher
Most work email is actually relevant to our jobs, and that we should be tackling it right away for our own peace of mind.
This is the best way to accidentally post on your employer’s social media account
On Monday, NPR editor Christopher Dean Hopkins accidentally used NPR's Facebook account to tell the media organization's audience about Ramona's adventures.
5 ways to avoid feeling jealous at work
In a fast-paced work environment, it can be easy to feel like you're just not measuring up to others on your team. Here's how to avoid becoming jealous.
This AI spies on your contacts and writes emails to them
A new email plugin called Crystal made accurate judgments on one reporter's email style. It can help people navigate tone and content with strangers.
How to maintain friendships outside of work when your schedule is packed
Here's why it's so worthwhile to keep up friendships, and how to actively do so even when you have a busy career and a packed schedule.
Here’s how to stay on the right side of office chat etiquette
While every person and workplace is different, here's what to keep in mind when using your office chat so you don't offend or annoy your coworkers.
How tattoos in the workplace might help you
Three in ten Americans have at least one tattoo. Does that mean that tattoos are fully acceptable in the workplace? The jury's still out.
Study: The average worker’s inbox contains 199 unread emails
So much for inbox zero: The average US employees has 199 unread or unopened emails taking up space in their inboxes at any given time.
Open plan offices are so terrible that a new company is selling workplace tents
Pause Pod wants to offer you a one-person escape pod from the tyrannies of the open office plan. This is what a work tent looks like.
Career advice from three successful women leaders
Inspiring advice from three great women leaders about how to succeed in the office.
Congratulations, you got a raise! Here are 5 things to do with it
Scoring a raise can feel like winning the lottery, but that definitely doesn't mean you should spend it all. Here's what to do instead.
Global gender gap starts taking hold as early as 10 years old, study finds
Gender stereotypes are ingrained as early as 10 years old, and have damaging repercussions for both men and women's personal and professional lives.
4 reasons to include your team in your next hiring process
Teams can be made or broken by a new hire. Here's why you need to include current employees in your next hiring process and how to do it right.
5 ways to get your office to eat healthier
You spend half your waking life at the office, so it can have a huge impact on your health. Here's how to eat healthier while you're there.
Study: We’re terrible at guessing people’s races over the phone
For those in charge of hiring, new research is a stark reminder that unconscious biases lurk everywhere. You probably know far less about job candidates than you think you do.
What to do when you don’t want to give a LinkedIn recommendation
Here’s how to know when it's the right move to decline giving someone a LinkedIn recommendation — and how to excuse yourself without causing offense.
#UnqualifiedForTech shows us that jobs define ‘qualified’ all wrong
Being qualified for a job means you can do the job you are hired for, not what your college major was for. Your unconventional background can be a plus.
Try this trick to go straight to sleep
Lack of sleep can take years off of your life. Here's a breathing technique that might just help you get those years back — while staying more productive.
More weird job interview questions answered on the streets of New York
Some places like to ask outside-the-box job interview questions to try and find out who candidates are by catching them slightly off guard.
5 ways to get your office to be healthier
Some new employees expect to gain five pounds within their first few months at a new job. Here's how you can buck the trend and make a healthier office.
This PR job requires you to babysit the CEO’s kids
If you want to join The Berman Group's public relations team as an account coordinator, you'll need to be ready to babysit the CEO's kids. No, they're not kidding.
Career lessons from Fortune’s 5 most powerful women in business
Fortune released its list of the Most Powerful Women in 2017. To break the glass ceiling, sometimes you have to be willing to be uncomfortable.
Facebook is facing two age discrimination lawsuits
Two new age discrimination lawsuits are arguing that Facebook is not the inclusive, great place to work it's supposed to be... if you're too old.