Tag Archives: work
An office with no etched plaques on the desks. No one to call “boss”. No promotions or demotions. Sounds like a Utopian office? It’s a reality at some companies, like retailer and culture guru, Zappos. The idea of removing career levels and hierarchies is not new, but it hasn’t really been publicly tested until now. […]
How many leaders do you know? In your day to day life, you might deal with leaders in the classroom, the workplace, at events, clubs, meetings, or social activities. These leaders help make whatever you are doing, seeing, or attending, happen. But how do you know they are leaders? They (most likely) aren’t wearing a […]
Why do you know how to read? You’re reading this right now, but do you actually realize the amount of work that went into learning how to read? Years of spelling it out as your second grade teacher stood over you. But it happened. And you can read. You put in the work. The blood, […]
Do you do your best work in the office? This provocative TED Talk from Jason Fried, the creator of the collaboration software, 37signals, argues that employees do their best, most productive work away from the distractions of an office. Without giving away the video, Fried believes that there are two main distractions in the office […]
This TED Talk from Dan Ariely hits the nail on the head. What motivates you at work? Watch this eye-opening video to learn what really keeps employees engaged in their work.
You spend a majority of your waking hours working. Whether you’re in an office or working from the comfort of your home, as a full-time employee you most likely log in at least 40 hours – a typical work week. Because you spend so much time behind the computer, machine, desk, podium, or wheel, you […]
Yahoo has been receiving criticism lately for its decision to eliminate remote, or telecommuting employees. Employees need companies to accommodate their often hectic, crazy lives outside of their job and it looked as if Yahoo was not doing its part. Telecommuting offered reprieve for ill employees, employees who are parents of young children, and employees […]
This infographic has the ins and outs of what employees want (and get) in a flexible work schedule. Where do you fall in the numbers? If you could choose between a flexible schedule or a work-from-home schedule, what would you choose? Tell us in the comments below!
Staying connected is critical to staying productive in today’s work demands. Connectedness through email, phones, and social media is more frequently required by supervisors and managers. Gone are the days of strict 9 to 5 workdays, free weekends, and a safe distance from your workload when you’re home. The culture of work has shifted. Jon […]