Articles about Office Life

How To

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.

Office Life

At the intersection of food, influence, and leadership

For many of us, it was a rude awakening to become the leader and we learned that true “power” and influence doesn’t come on a silver platter.

Productivity

A 4-day work week may not be as far off as you think

You may have had to fight for Summer Fridays in your office, but soon you may only be working four days a week.

Travel

6 trips you should take before turning 40

Forty may seem a long way away when you are in your mid-twenties, but trust me – it will be coming around quicker than you can pack your suitcase and put on your “Out of Office” after reading about these incredible trips.

Leadership

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!

Work Fashion

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.

Happiness

These childless women are happy – so why won’t anyone believe them?

We've still not reached a place where the choice to remain childless is free of judgment. For many, being subjected to other people's opinions persists.

Food at work

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.

Office Life

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.

How To

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.

Work fashion

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.

Leadership

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.

Levelling Up

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.

Personal Finance

These are places you could vacation if you skipped just a few brunches

So just saying avocadon’t on a morning of bottomless mimosas won’t really help you with a down payment, but it can buy you some vacation time, according to HomeAway, an online marketplace for vacation rentals. Don’t believe us? Put down the toast and keep reading.

The Whole Human

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.

Office Life

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.

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.

Productivity

How to declutter your work life

Here are four ways to declutter your work-life.

Work-Life Balance

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.

Creativity

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.

Office Culture

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.

News

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.

Office Life

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.

Self-Help

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.

Salary

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.