In the modern workplace, we don't actually talk to each other as much as we used to. Communication now often takes place via email, a change that has brought with it both convenience and its own unique set of challenges.
It worries me to think that we turn a blind eye when people appoint themselves center of the universe. It only takes one of them to disrupt an entire group that would otherwise function well and harmoniously, not to mention more productively.
A difficult relationship with a boss can take a negative toll on your health, your home life, and your daily experience at work. Here's how to detect when things are going South, and how to take control.
As the executive director of Working America, the two-million-member community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, I like to encourage people to complain, and even to whine, about the problems they face on the job.
Today I would like to finish what began about a year ago and has continued with some energy ever since: the work we have done together on two important topics -- the Crazy Bosses we serve and the Bulls**t Jobs we occupy.