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
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.
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.
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
When it comes to work, happiness and productivity go hand in hand. Without one, you hardly have the other. So it’s no surprise that office admins around the world are always on the hunt for ways to boost productivity and happiness for themselves and entire teams. However, it’s also challenging to reload your own idea…Read more
Ninjas wear many hats, some of which include culture guru and overall producer of fun. You shoulder all the responsibility of boosting office morale. So when motivation hits a predictable winter slump, all eyes are directed at you. You’ve read about effective long-term and short-term morale boosting solutions. Organizing an office party is a good…Read more
There’s no denying that working as a remote team member has its advantages. The ability to take calls or notes in your PJs, make an alternative schedule when possible, and maintain a home office is a plus—for 11 months out of the year, at least. Then December comes around and suddenly, you’re missing out on…Read more
Grief, as we all know, works in mysterious ways and is an individualized experience. Grief for you may be bawling in the bathroom during breaks; grief for me may be staring into space. Many of us, unfortunately, have grieved for a loved one. And depending on where you are in your career, you’ve probably had…Read more
You feel like there are fish swimming in your stomach, your head feels fuzzy, and a nauseated wave just worked its way up from your shoes to your throat. Why? Because you just found out you have to step up to the plate and represent your boss at a meeting. Yep, that’s a pretty nerve-wracking…Read more