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.
Have you ever heard the old saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none”? It has a catchy ring—but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true in all cases. And the ‘T-shaped’ employee is an example that defies the stereotype completely. What is a T-Shaped Employee, you ask? It’s definitely not someone who stands with their…Read more
“You guys, I just love filing!” Said no one, ever. Very few people actually like office filing. But unfortunately, it’s one of those things that needs to get done—unless you and all of your co-workers are fine with a messy avalanche of paper in the corner of the office, or digital files that are impossible…Read more
Trust. It’s important, isn’t it? And like most important things, it doesn’t come easy. More often than not, building trust with other people involves thought, consideration, and elbow grease—not just a great first impression. Richard Barrett, Chairman and Founder of Barrett Values Centre, shares a figure that goes beyond one or even two core qualities…Read more
Are you ready for a short story? Jenny is an Executive Assistant and resident badass Ninja at Company XYZ. Following a recent meeting, Jenny organized her notes and made some changes to a presentation that was discussed during the sit-down. After revisions were completed, Jenny passed the edited presentation to relevant team members. Soon enough,…Read more
Communication. It’s crucial—but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. We communicate all day, every day—email, text, talk. But are we doing so effectively? Possibly not. Effective and successful communication takes a fair amount of thought, consideration, and elbow grease. And there are a few common mistakes that are all too easy to make. In fact, they’re…Read more
The holidays are fast approaching. No, not those holidays—we’re talking about Boss’s Day, which is sneaking up fast on Monday, October 17. Sure, there may be some of you out there who don’t have the best relationship with your manager and think of Boss’s Day as a load of hogwash. But we know that for…Read more
“Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to whichever co-worker’s birthday it is today because there are so many I can’t manage to keep them straight, happy birthday to you!”
No, it’s not exactly the catchy birthday tune you know and love, but if you work in an office, this situation is probably all too familiar.
There’s no denying that your mind becomes loaded with different career advice throughout the years you spend working—and Lauren Bradley, OfficeNinjas All-Star Winner, admits she’s no exception in receiving an endless barrage of guidance. Yet, no matter how many different sentiments, proverbs, and helpful tidbits she’s heard time and time again, there’s one piece of…Read more
What’s the first thing you look at when you visit someone’s LinkedIn profile? If you’re like most people, your eyeballs immediately dart toward the photo and the headline. After all, that’s the spot where you can quickly glean the most information about who this person is and what he or she does. As this heat map shows,…Read more