Raise your hand if you’re among the more than 32 percent of Americans who chose better health as a resolution this year. Though they’re common, health goals are some of the hardest to reach. In a world where Netflix marathons are more appealing than actual marathons, it’s easy to opt for convenience over long-term benefits.
Colleagues can be the blessing or the bane of work life. Sometimes you find your best buddies sitting nearby, making life in the office a breeze and enhancing your social life outside of work, too. But like family, you can’t choose your team (unless you’re the boss!)—and sometimes you’re stuck with duds or difficult co-workers.…Read more
OfficeNinjas All-Star Award nominations are literally coming in by the hundreds, and we’re just scratching the surface! We know there are thousands of stand-out Ninjas all over the world making offices efficient, productive, and happy places to work. Help us find them so they can be properly recognized for their administrative badassery! We’re not afraid…Read more
You’re the best. Three little words that when coming from your boss or co-worker, you take with a grain of salt. But when someone outside of the office raves about your awesomeness, that praise really gets you in your happy place. Since team members sometimes do pay compliments you deserve, you’re probably aware of how magnificent…Read more
Picture this: your desk is spotless, organized, and the very definition of pristine. Clear spaces equal clear minds—but when you step into your boss’s office, there’s nothing but disarray and clutter. Even worse, it’s displayed for all the company to see.
I’ll never forget the day I returned from vacation to see a sign taped to a cupboard door. “Open at your own risk,” it read. As a Ninja, I left no door unopened. So with one swift tug, an avalanche of envelopes whacked me in the head—and I suddenly discovered where my co-workers had been…Read more
Certain company perks can’t be beat. A stocked snack counter, in-office massages, catered lunches, or an onsite barista are all things that make going to the office more of a treat than a chore. Nowadays, employees value these feel-good benefits more than ever—especially if unlimited time off is in the mix.
Oprah Winfrey struggles with multitasking. Yep, your favorite motivational speaker and book club curator didn’t truly turn into a great-idea factory until she discovered the key to her own productivity. Once she did, it enabled her to delegate and collaborate with a trusted bunch of colleagues so the entire Oprah Empire could succeed.
Oh, goody—a question we can really sink our teeth into! Organizing training programs can be like trying to convince yourself to schedule that overdue dentist appointment—it’s important for the overall health of your pearly-whites, but the thought of drills and picks dancing around your mouth makes you put it off. Similarly, successfully gathering employees for anti-harassment training, then actually creating an effective session is daunting, but necessary.
Does anyone remember the days when cocktails were routine office supplies? When lunch consisted of two and a half hours and three martinis? Drinking in the office is a proud American tradition. Now that work culture is a must-have, many modern workplaces are working in a resurgent age of the “office bar.” In addition to…Read more