• 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...
  • 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.
  • How to Stop Office Chatter When You Need to Focus
    Office chatter vs. productivity and how to come out on top..
  • 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.
  • How to Design a Collaborative Office Space
    Raise your hand if you like cubicles. What? No one? No big surprise there. Cubicles are the death knell of both privacy and collaboration. They’re the unhappy medium between private offices and open, shared workspaces. So if you want to get on trend and take advantage of the many benefits of col...
  • How To Talk To Your Boss About Wanting To Transfer Offices
    Whatever your reasons, you’ve decided you want to transfer offices. Now comes the tricky part: You have to talk to your boss to get the go ahead. It can be a difficult conversation to navigate; however, there are a few guiding principles that can help the conversation along. Here’s how to talk to...
  • 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.
  • How to Throw an Office Party on a Budget
    An office holiday party can be worthwhile even in tight economic times. It’s a chance to show appreciation for employees and an opportunity for coworkers to mix, mingle and build camaraderie.
  • How to Build Multi-Generational Collaboration At Your Organization
    The demographics of the world are changing at a seemingly rapid pace, and nowhere else is this more evident than the various generations working side by side. Much has been written about the differences in these demographic groups, but one question is paramount: how do you encourage collaboration?
  • The Dos and Don’ts of Dating a Coworker
    Much to HR's chagrin, your office is primed for romance. You and your coworkers spend at least 40 hours a week together; you share common interests; and you may sometimes enjoy adult beverages together to blow off steam. Sparks will fly, and if they do, you need to know the dos and don'ts of dati...
  • Steps to Take to Compartmentalize Your Personal Issues in the Office
    Our careers will have ups and downs, and so will our personal lives. At some point, we'll all deal with the death of a loved one, an illness, a messy breakup, or some other personal issue that makes it difficult to concentrate and take care of business. When circumstances like these arise, it's i...
  • Is It Appropriate To Ask Why A Position Is Open During An Interview?
    You might wonder whether it's appropriate to ask why a position is open during an interview. Not only is it appropriate—it's critical to ensuring the position is a good fit. Here’s why.
  • Slow Summer at the Office? Here's How to Get Ahead.
    A slow summer at the office doesn't have to be a yawn. With some careful planning, you can survive—and even thrive—during the dog days of summer. Here's how to get ahead at the office when your colleagues are at the beach.
  • Safety/Wellness Tips When Your Company Can't (or Refuses to) Shut Down During a Pandemic
    In the midst of massive closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, “essential” industries—think healthcare workers, police officers, transportation workers, bankers, food workers, call center operators, etc.
  • Your Boss Doesn’t Communicate with You—Now What?
    A good boss serves as a teacher, advocate, and wellspring of information. They don’t just tell you what to do; they help you grow and develop in your chosen career. Having a boss that doesn’t communicate with you isn’t just frustrating. It can be detrimental to your success. Do you have an unresp...
  • First Impressions Matter, Especially at Your First Job
    We all want to make a great first impression at a new job, especially when it's our first profession position. Read on for some tips to feel confident while putting your best foot forward.
  • Tips For New Managers On Setting Up Boundaries
    You scored a promotion, and you’re ready to make a difference in your new position. Remember, your role has changed. Last week, you went out for happy hour with your friends/coworkers to complain about…the boss. Now you’re the boss. You’ll need to set some boundaries to ensure your future success.
  • How to Avoid “Always-Available” Status While Working from Home
    Not long ago, we were trying to convince our bosses to let us work remotely, and we got our chance with the COVID-19 pandemic. But working from home presents distinct challenges, read on to see how!
  • 6 Tips for Looking for a Remote Job
    If you'd like your next career opportunity to be a remote job, you're not alone: These six tips can make your hunt for a remote job more successful.
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