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How to Implement New Tech Tools Even if Your Company is Resistant to Change

introducing new tools The key to introducing new tools to your company (and getting people to actually use them) is taking the time to test them out first. Whether it’s a group chat tool or a project workflow app, you’ll want to put together a designated team of Tool Testers who take the time to familiarize themselves with the tools and determine if … [ Read More ]

6 Tips for Owning Your Next Performance Review

Employee Review

If a looming “Performance Assessment” calendar item has you strategizing your sick days, you’re thinking about it all wrong. Yes, receiving feedback on your work can sometimes be a little awkward, whether it’s positive or negative. But, annual reviews (bi-annual, if you’re lucky. YES, lucky!) can be fantastic resources for personal and career development.

Here are a few tips for … [ Read More ]

Transitioning from the Service to Working in an Office: A Veteran’s Perspective

Memorial Day Readjusting to Office Life

Editor’s Note: This Memorial Day, we wanted to take a little time to show our appreciation for the Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. We worked with a war Vet (who would like to be known as “El Primo”) to create this personal perspective on re-entering the workplace after time in service. Thank you to all who have served and [ Read More ]

How to Say “No” to Office Fundraising Requests

Charitable Requests

Ninja, we know you’re a good person. You want a better world for future generations. One that’s fair and just and free of poverty, hunger, and disease.

That’s why it can be so difficult to navigate the seasonal deluge of workplace fundraisers. It happens as spring hits when the Girl Scout cookies are available and every weekend is host to … [ Read More ]

Project & Team Communication All in One Place with HipChat

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How many times have you opened your inbox only to find not one, not two, but five separate emails about the same project. Seriously. Sometimes it’s even more than that. And then you realize that you need to find just the right attachment from an email three weeks ago. Or was it four?

When it comes down to it, we’re … [ Read More ]

8 Ways to Up your IRL Networking Game

IRL Networking

You’ve mastered the art of the cold email, joined all the professional associations in your field, and your LinkedIn profile is in fighting shape. Networking = done, right?

Not quite. What about your in-person networking skills? Despite our advances in tech and digital communication, those still matter. Until robots completely take over the earth, you need to know how to … [ Read More ]

#BossMode Playlist: Global Jams For the Worldly Ninja

#BossMode

Jamming out to tunes at work can sometimes be problematic when you actually need to concentrate on what you’re doing. I envy people who can listen to music and read at the same time (or rather listen to music and retain what they are reading). One of my favorite lifehacks for being able to get my chair dance on and … [ Read More ]

Stand Your Ground, or Let it Go? How to Pick Your Battles at Work

Pick Your Battles

“Picking your battles” can be tough for anyone, but it’s especially challenging for office ninjas. We are, after all, always right and know the best way to do everything.

All joking aside, when you work hard and have high standards for both your colleagues and yourself, it’s hard to bite your tongue while witnessing a situation that, if it were … [ Read More ]

Admin or Super OfficeNinja? – 5 Tech Gadgets for a Futuristic Office

Futuristic Gadgets

Earlier this year we brought you a round-up of 5 future apps and gizmos that promised to take your ninja abilities from jaw-dropping to total life domination. This time we’re back with 5 new mind-blowing gadgets that will not only change your life, but also re-define how your entire office functions on a daily basis!

Imagine: you log into your … [ Read More ]

7 Feel-Good Gifts to Relieve your Gift-Giving Fatigue

Gifts with Impact

Between birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, housewarmings, engagements, weddings, and showers, we buy a LOT of gifts. And, as consumers, we already have a LOT of stuff. It’s really easy to think your way into “what’s the point?” territory and just stockpile a stack of Starbucks gift cards in varying degrees of value. Nothing says “I love you, mom” like half a … [ Read More ]

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