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The Solution to Low Employee Morale Is Simpler Than You Think

Great Work Cultures | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

When employee morale plummets, leaders often look for a magic-bullet solution. It's easy to place the blame on bad hires or a breakdown in work ethic as a society, but low employee morale and performance always comes back to leadership.

How Focused Are You on the Big Rocks

Jacob Morgan | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Understanding how the world of work is changing and what trends are shaping the future of work is only a part of what organizations need to focus on. Of course, to take this to the next level some kind of action needs to take place.

Why Aren't More Women Working in Tech Companies?

Johana Reyes | Posted 01.04.2015 | Technology
Johana Reyes

Today many claim there are not enough women working in tech companies. According to an article published by Alison Griswold at, data from well-known companies such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft, show us there is a huge gender gap.

Shared Understanding: Bringing Together Many Voices Using Collaborative Tools and Processes

Great Work Cultures | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

I fell in love with technology when I met my first computer and learned to program. But my husband has no cause for jealousy because my love of technology is instrumental.

Yes, You Can Still Get Fired for Pumping at Work

Rachael Ellison, MA | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Rachael Ellison, MA

These are the women who followed Sheryl Sandberg's example and have "leaned in" as far as they could. They are pushing ahead and aiming to break the glass ceiling. Too many of them find it's just not possible after having kids.

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.

5 Things Women Entrepreneurs Can Teach Men

Brian Horn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Brian Horn

Women make excellent entrepreneurs as well as great moms, wives, sisters, daughters and friends. These five points are just a few reasons that they make better bosses than men. If men are wise, they will implement a few of them in their own lives to become a better entrepreneur.

4 Signs Your Marketing Department Is Operating in Silos (And How to Eliminate Them)

Joseph Parker | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Joseph Parker

When all the parts of your marketing organization aren't working together, your success and growth may suffer. It's no secret that silos are absolutely detrimental to marketing operations - and finding a way to break free of silos can be difficult.

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.

How Companies Scored Productivity Goals During The World Cup

Jay O’Connor | Posted 07.13.2014 | Small Business
Jay O’Connor

Considering that most matches were played during weekday afternoons in the U.S., this could have been bad news for business productivity. But for many, it wasn't.

4 Tips on Starving While Starting Up From Todd Marks

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.09.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Todd shared with me his successes, as well as his many moments broke, hungry, and on the cusp of failure.

NYC Government -- A Century-old Hierarchical Culture in a Millennial World

Ricardo Garcia-Amaya | Posted 02.03.2014 | New York
Ricardo Garcia-Amaya

The New York City Mayor's Office and the overwhelming majority of its agencies currently have a stiff hierarchical managerial culture that hampers innovation and poses critical challenges to our next mayor.

Bankers Awaken

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Tarun Sakhrani

These freshly-hired graduates, with dollar signs in their eyes and visions of grand lifestyles in their heads, are subject to ridiculous working hours and conditions, because the employers know the thought process and know they will do whatever it takes.

The Chopping Block Paradox: Why Companies Cut Programs They Can't Afford to Lose

Lori Nishiura Mackenzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Lori Nishiura Mackenzie

Companies' choices about what to put on the chopping block reveal a resistance to change that is rooted not in economic necessity, but in outdated mores, habits and assumptions. The workplaces that will prove the most successful five, ten or twenty years from now aren't the ones that deal with economic crisis by pretending it's 1950.

The Simple Trick That Made One Company Happier And More Productive

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.14.2013 | Business

The words "Delight the user" are inscribed on a wall in the foyer of Polyvore's Mountain View headquarters -- a guiding value that have led the style ...

Why Are We so Busy?

Selina Wang | Posted 04.27.2013 | College
Selina Wang

If we are constantly working towards success, convincing ourselves that ultimate happiness will be attained when we reach that point, when will we ever slow down? I have to consciously remind myself that sometimes it's all right to think about absolutely nothing.

Ten Things That Are Not Leadership

Liz Ryan | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

Tracking your employees' keystrokes and their visits to websites is not leadership. But when you're honest and human and forthright with people, that is leadership. Here are more things that do not constitute leadership in any way, shape or form.

Leave the Millennials Alone!

Christopher Gurrie | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Christopher Gurrie

En masse, they are a force to be reckoned with -- they understand that doing it "the way it has always been done" is stupid, and you don't get Google, Apple, or Facebook by doing things the way they have always been done.

What We Really Want From Work

Liz Maw | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Liz Maw

So that should make it easy, right? We can all commit to bringing our values to work, and the workplace will be a more humane, responsible, and sustainable place. Wrong again.

Telltale Signs of an Unhealthy Hierarchy

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

There's no doubt that hierarchies can be dysfunctional and make it difficult to get things done. You would think the key to a healthy hierarchy is a well-drawn organization chart, but it has more to do with company culture and behaviors.

Gen Y Behavior Creates New Work Culture

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Communication gaps between the generations in the workplace is not a new phenomenon but now there are new data points to illustrate how Generation Y may be changing the professional work culture dramatically.

The World Is Changing, Are You?: Why The Way We're Working Isn't Working Is This Month's HuffPost Book Pick

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

There is no mistaking that the way we're working isn't working. Figuring out why this is so -- and what we can do about it -- is the animating idea behind The Way We're Working Isn't Working.