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Tense Week at Work? Here’s How to Simmer Down the Office Stress

The life of an Office Ninja is a daily lesson in staying calm under pressure. You’ve gotten so good at rolling with the punches that you don’t let office stress and obstacles get in your way—you back-flip over them instead. But what about your colleagues? Chances are, some co-workers have some version of that “Keep…

How to Reinvent the Performance Review with Feedback Frameworks

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…

Team Building: Why It’s Still Important & How to Make It Interesting

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…

4 Approaches to Take When You Need to Deal with a Difficult Co-Worker

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.…