Thursday, Jul 4, 2019
Meetings suck. It’s a universally accepted truth.
I’m here to tell you that they don’t have to. I’m writing with the fervor of a missionary to stop terrible meetings. After discovering Silent Meetings I am converted.
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019
“We know unemployment is often detrimental to people’s wellbeing, negatively affecting identity, status, time use, and sense of collective purpose. We now have some idea of just how much paid work is needed to get the psychosocial benefits of employment – and it’s not that much at all.”
Monday, Jun 24, 2019
If you want to email a busy person and get a response, you’d better write a good email. And after sending and receiving thousands of emails over the years, I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t.
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019
Burnout is real, and it now has its own distinction with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a legitimate medical syndrome.
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019
Have you ever seen a painter use a scaffold? It’s a ladder you construct to get from ground level up to the elevation you want to be.
Getting freedom from your job is similar. You figure out how to build a scaffold, and get yourself closer and closer to your goal.
Friday, May 31, 2019
If someone is passionate about what they do, we see it as more legitimate to exploit them, according to new research from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
New legislation seeks to clearly define workplace bullying — and offer employees a chance to fight back.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
48% have cried at work. While women are more inclined to break down in tears over stress, 36% of men also acknowledged crying on the job.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
A small body of evidence suggests that when it comes to decision making, indoor air may matter more than we have realized.
Monday, May 13, 2019
For people without a college degree, finding work that offers decent pay can be a challenge. The solution may require a change in scenery.
Virtually anyone you know who claims to be working more than 60 hours a week is not telling the truth.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
In organizations, it often seems like all problems are eventually communication problems, because communication is the way we interface with each other—and the way most problems surface. There are a lot of reasons why communication within a company can break down. Here are some of the most common.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019
There’s plenty of evidence on the benefits of a four-day workweek. But many companies are still hesitant to make the shift.
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019
Writing online is the fastest way to accelerate your career. It’s the best way to learn faster, build your resume, and find peers and collaborators who can create job and business opportunities for you. Content builds on itself. It multiplies and compounds.
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
But the week is man-made, arbitrary, a substance not found in nature. That seven-day cycle in which we mark our meetings, mind birthdays, and overstuff our iCals—buffered on both ends by those promise-filled 48 hours of freedom—only holds us in place because we invented it.
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019
Can we have the best of both worlds? Ikea says yes–and backs it up with a working prototype.
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
I’m a shy person regarding this question, I have a friend that his method is “I have another offer, can you matched? or I’ll leave” and got a raise 3⁄4 times.
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019
I found myself Googling whether to leave my job — while leading PR at Google.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
Over 1,000 companies, including Amazon, JPMorgan and Walmart, have disclosed how they compensate workers. Find out where your pay stands.
Monday, Mar 4, 2019
For the college-educated elite, work has morphed into a religious identity—promising identity, transcendence, and community, but failing to deliver.