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Office Culture

Why Corporate Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

A few years ago during a Bluedrop board meeting, I remember one of our directors at the time, Lecia Stewart, injecting some philosophy during an analytic discussion. She warned us to consider a truism based on the ideas of Peter Drucker -- "culture eats strategy for breakfast."

XO NATION: The Sisterhood of Women in The Workplace

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 03.18.2016 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

The reality is the XO sisterhood is forming and XO has become our call to arms. The after dinner drink with the boys has now been replaced with an XO and brunch for us women (and some men). So wield the power of the "xo" wisely.

Be Careful, This Is What People Really Think Of Your Résumé

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.16.2016 | Comedy

No matter how many times you write or rewrite your résumé, it's probably too long and includes at least a few no-nos. So here's what you do. Tri-fol...

Mike MacDonald and Jilly Gagnon on the Comedy of Office Life

Sean Carman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Books
Sean Carman

Having to endure the soul-sucking, grinding misery of daily office life, with no end in sight, is a pretty grim prospect. Turning that very pain into our escape route was extremely emotionally satisfying. 

This Is Why You're The Most Annoying Person In Your Office

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.10.2016 | Comedy

Do you exhibit any of the following tendencies in your office? Eating other people's food. Won't stop talking about your standing desk. Coming into wo...

Going off Script: The Office of the Future Is All About the Experience

Randy Howder | Posted 02.04.2016 | San Francisco
Randy Howder

Does the backlash from open offices, which comes precisely at the same cultural moment as the opening of Facebook's "largest open-plan office in the world," mean the open-plan's hegemony is soon to be over? If so, what comes next for the workplace?

Guy Falls Asleep At Work, The Internet Takes Him To Task With Photoshop

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.05.2016 | Good News

This is anything but a snooze. On his first day working an internship for a tech startup, a Reddit user who posts as TheOrangeDuke, passed out sitting...

This Is Every Meeting You've Ever Been In ... OMG ALL OF THEM

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.12.2016 | Comedy

Let's face it, there are two inescapable truths in this universe. One, starting sentences with "Let's face it" is about the coolest thing a writer can...

24 Artists Ask The Tough Question: Do We Really Want To Work?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.19.2016 | Arts

"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it...

These 1980s Office Spaces Will Make You Thankful For Your Desk Job

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.18.2015 | Arts

A woman wearing pantyhose sits uncomfortably in an uncomfortable-looking chair. She’s listening to a man behind a desk, who’s leaning in confident...

Rebuilding to Create a Client-First Culture

Sharon Rowlands | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Sharon Rowlands

Building a culture takes time and patience. While we are still a work in progress (what company isn't?), the changes we've made have helped make our culture a powerful driver that benefits our organization, our customers and our industry in general.

There's Something Worse Than Germs Spreading Around Your Office | Pam Masin | Posted 08.14.2015 | OWN

Just like one sniffling coworker can lead to many sniffling coworkers, a rude colleague can trigger a wave of impoliteness throughout the office, says...

5 Difficult People You'll Meet at Work and How to Deal With Them

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Jamee Tenzer

You can either allow him or her to make life unpleasant, or you can embrace the opportunity to learn from the experience while maintaining your sense of humor, integrity and sanity.

The Link Between Leadership and Process Improvement

Ellevate | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women

If you've ever tried to instill a culture of process improvement in an organization, then you know it is not an easy task. There are cultural and leadership issues that need to be addressed even before the process improvement tools are launched. Not everyone gets this.

Retaining Employees and Their Sanity!

Dayna Steele | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Dayna Steele

These tips could apply to just about any business looking to retain employees in a competitive and 'churning' market...

HR Calls 'Personal Hygiene' Meeting, Everyone Knows It's Because of Cheryl's Perfume

Reductress | Posted 10.14.2014 | Comedy

"I don't want to stifle anyone's hobbies -- it's important to have interests outside of work," says Meredith Molina, office manager. "But Cheryl really needs to rein it in, and we all know that's what this meeting is really about."

Boosting Collective IQ Through Great Work Cultures

Benay Dara-Abrams | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Benay Dara-Abrams

If our human systems can catch up with our tool systems, with our work cultures evolving in ways that harness the incredible potential of individuals, the net result will be smarter, more capable organizations and a higher collective IQ.

Why Employee Happiness Shouldn't Be Your No. 1 Goal

Sue Bingham | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Sue Bingham

Your company can still make efforts to promote a "happy" environment, but happiness comes from a culture that values and challenges employees, not perks.

Why Self-Management Will Soon Replace Management

Josh Allan Dykstra | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Josh Allan Dykstra

We may think that the principles of self-management are newfangled and untested, simply because the majority of organizations we've experienced haven't used them.

Emma Plumb: Building Great Work Cultures Through Work Flexibility

Emma Plumb | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Emma Plumb

My boss and I have been working together for over a year, and we've never met in person. She trusts me to make the most effective and productive decisions about where I work and how I structure my time.

11 Signs You're the Mom in the Office

Lynn Morrison | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Lynn Morrison

4. You find yourself using your best toddler crisis management skills to calm down an angry coworker. "Sshhh, why don't we go and sit down over here and have a little snack. Do you feel better now? That's a good boy!"

Quality of Life Is The New Money

Debbie Robins | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Debbie Robins

If you want to align the behavioral patterns of your organization so they actually mirror your vision and value statements, culture is the key.

WATCH: Bullied Worker Becomes The Boss

Posted 02.12.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Bullying in the workplace is a reality for employees across the country, and social media strategist Kim Beasley has experienced it firsthand. Bea...

If You Feed Them, They Will Come. Creating a Successful Employee Culture.

Dayna Steele | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Dayna Steele

When is the last time you reviewed how your management team is treating employees?

Changing the Office Culture: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Noah Kass

Take a look at the scene you're setting and what business culture you're promoting. If you see a business model that depletes your employees, try to adjust accordingly and see if your employees' moods lift.