Want to gaze into the eyes of a chatbot that looks back? Meet Nadia, the chatbot that can mimic human emotions, read your expressions, and learn from the experience. Like Nadia, the future’s best artificial intelligence (AI) will demonstrate emotional intelligence (EI). It’s the future of customer service, and it’s going to change the nature of administrative work.
Imagine you start a new office management job in July but don’t hear about your performance until there’s snow on the ground. This is the norm in many companies that use a system of formalized annual reviews, which often consist of sitting down with your boss to discuss what went well and what didn’t. While…Read more
Flappers, Prohibition, Speakeasies, the New Deal—all of these are synonymous with the Roaring ’20s and the subsequent Great Depression in the ’30s. But there’s one product from the period that doesn’t get nearly as much recognition—the emergence of teams. That’s right; the origins of the team can be traced back to the late ’20s with…Read more
You’re right. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you don’t have the stamina to keep up with a new team—and, left unchecked, the stress could impact different areas of your work as well. But in your situation, there’s a bit of silver lining.
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
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