Articles about Office Life
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.
JOMO is the new FOMO – and it’s perfect for preventing burnout
First, there was FOMO, which addressed that universal feeling we have developed thanks to social media. Now there's JOMO, the joy of missing out.
What great ideas are made of
Where brilliant ideas come from. How to run a brainstorming session at work with real impact. When you should pitch your big idea to your boss.
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.
6 ways to use music to increase your productivity
Whether you’re using it to pump you up to work out when you’re tired or to unwind for a better night’s sleep, music is a powerful motivator in many different situations. According to the team at Brain.fm, functional music — which has specific characteristics — can also be ultra-helpful when you want to stay focused at work.
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 startup will never let you use the ‘I forgot my gym clothes’ excuse again
This has definitely happened to you. You are all set to go to the gym after work only to find that you forgot your workout clothes or sneakers. Or you have bottoms, but no top. Or you didn't pack clothes for your business trip but ended up with a lot of downtime that could be spent doing a fun class or hitting the hotel gym. Well, guess you'll just sit in a corner and twiddle your thumbs then (and probably gain weight while you're at it, according to a recent survey by Hilton Hotels on business travel.) Cue Routinely.
Tired at work? Try out this new nap pod lounge
When you work in an office that may be an impossibility. Enter the rise of the nap pod service for employees seeking a relaxing break from office drudgery.
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.
How to recover when you get someone’s name wrong in an email
Messing up someone's name is so embarrassing. But with the number of emails that find their way into our inboxes every day, it's probably happened to you.
This small accessory may solve the thermostat wars in your office
There are three common problems employees face in the summer: Trying to focus or get anything done when it is beautiful outside and half your office (and people you communicate with) are on vacation living their best lives, fighting the urge to not wear shorts, flipflops, skimpy sundresses, beach coverups, bathing suits everyday, and arguing with your coworkers over the temperature in the office. Oh summer in the office!
How to stay creative in a sea of corporate boredom
Very few people think they are creative. Most believe it’s a magical gift which is bestowed upon the smartest, wildest, or best looking. Not true.
10 bad habits that might actually mean you’re smarter than you think
Here are 10 formerly bad habits, that might actually be good for you, and may even mean that you’re smarter than you think.
How to know when you need a mental health day (and how to ask for one)
Taking a mental health day can help you recover from stress, anxiety, or depression. The most important step is recognizing the signs that you need one.
Survey: 17% of companies report increase in behavior complaints since #MeToo
New data shows that "complaints about inappropriate behavior" have gone up in 16.67% of companies since #MeToo and #TimesUp.
Survey: ‘Entitlement’ is the top complaint about intern performance
Recent data from Korn Ferry shows that 37% of working people think "entitlement" is the top "intern performance dealbreaker."