• What to Do When Your Coworkers Won’t Help You
    To perform at your highest level, you’ll need the support of others, just like they’ll need yours. What should you do when your coworkers won’t help you? That depends on whether the behavior is situational or chronic in your office.
  • 3 Better Ways to Say “I Don’t Have Time for This Right Now”
    Work can be hectic. That’s usually when a coworker walks to your desk with a sheepish smile and asks, “Do you have a minute?” You want to say, “I don’t have time for this right now,” but that word choice can feel rude. Still, you’re overloaded and must navigate the request. Here are three ways to...
  • Dealing with Negative Coworkers
    The negative coworker comes in a variety of forms. There is the gossip-monger, the perpetual victim, and the melodramatic whiner, to name a few. How do you deal with this bad-tempered coworker and inoculate yourself to her poor attitude? The answer depends on whether you’re dealing with an occasi...
  • When Should You Rat on Your Coworker?
    Reporting the misconduct or poor work-related performance of a coworker to your superior has probably crossed your mind at some point during your career. Unless the circumstances make the choice obvious, knowing when to rat on your coworker can feel exceedingly difficult to discern. Here are some...
  • 5 Things You Can Be Doing to Be a Better Coworker
    You probably spend more time with your coworkers than you think. While you can’t control how your coworkers work or behave, you can work to become a better coworker and build a collaborative work environment. Here's how.
  • Our Seamless Guide to Dealing with Distracting Coworkers
    Distracting coworkers are an office monster. They make life miserable and lower office productivity. However, you can take steps to reduce their impact on your work life. Here’s our seamless guide to dealing with distracting coworkers.
  • The Right Way to Ask for Help at Work
    Asking for help at work should be easy. But it’s not so simple, is it? Asking for help involves uncertainty and emotional risk. Your request could be rejected. Your supervisor may perceive you as incompetent. And admitting one’s failures and shortcomings, even as subtext, stings. But learning how...
  • How to Balance Taking on More Work When Your Coworkers Leave
    Few circumstances disrupt your work life more quickly than a colleague's resignation. But once you've dealt with the initial emotional reaction, reality will set in, and both you and your boss will wonder, who's going to do the work? Quite likely, the answer is you—at least in the interim. It's i...
  • Maintain Bonds with Coworkers Even While Remote
    Bonding with coworkers can be a tricky endeavor in the best of times, but the move to remote work has made it even harder. So how do you find ways to connect when everyone is so…disconnected?
  • Survival Tips for an Open Office With Sick Coworkers
    Whatever the case may be, you definitely don’t want someone else’s cough putting you out of commission (especially, if you work on commission). In order to stay healthy in an open office setting with sick coworkers, try out some of the survival tips we’ve compiled below.
  • Best Practices for Surviving an Open Office Environment
    The open office environment was praised as a godsend for companies and employees alike. Breaking down the office walls was supposed to establish a vibrant work environment that would not only increase productivity and minimize costs, but also improve morale. But for many of us, the open office is...
  • Is It Appropriate to Discuss Salary with Your Coworkers?
    Does your company have a policy in place that prevents you from discussing salary with your coworkers? You’re not alone. But others argue that discussing salary is the only way for employees to determine if they are being mistreated by their employers, either from neglect or discrimination. Is it...
  • Do People Like You at Work?
    Unfortunately, cliques don’t end after high school—and neither does the desire to be liked. So it’s not surprising that even though you go to work to make money (not friends) you probably still care what your colleagues think of you. The problem is, some people may believe they’re more popular th...
  • 5 Tips for Confronting a Coworker (Before You Go to Your Boss)
    Running into conflict at work is not unusual. Considering the fact about 56 percent of full-time workers say they spend more time with their "work family" than they do with their own families, it stands to reason colleagues are bound to get on each other's nerves at some point or another. How sho...
  • Best Practices for Staying In Touch With Former Coworkers
    You’ve left your job behind, but you’d like stay connected with your former coworkers. They might be willing to be a reference for your next job. They can help you build and maintain your professional network. You may even end up working together again—at their next company or maybe at a new vent...
  • How To Show Your Boss And Coworkers You’re Thankful
    It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day deadlines and the rush of this time of year, but with Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to pause and let your boss and coworkers know just how much you appreciate them. Need some inspiration? Here’s our list of ways to show ...
  • The Do's and Don’ts of Referring a Friend or Former Coworker For a Job
    What do you do when you have a friend or former coworker ask you to refer them for a job? With friends in particular, it can seem like a delicate balancing act between helping someone you like personally and not wanting to risk your own work reputation (not to mention friendship) if it doesn’t wo...
  • Are Compliments Still Appropriate in an Office Setting?
    Of course welcomed compliments are nice to receive, yet the difficulty office workers face is determining the line between appropriate and inappropriate. While a welcomed compliment may be a tool for social bonding, a poorly paid, even if well-intentioned, compliment about one’s appearance has th...
  • Strategies to Transition Back to the Office after Working from Home During a Pandemic
    With so much focus right now on keeping yourself and others around you healthy, returning to a “normal” routine seems like a fairytale at this point—but it will happen eventually.
  • What to Do When a Coworker Doesn't Like You
    It's no secret that your coworker doesn't like you. Here's how to navigate that tricky situation.