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Engage Employees by Helping Them Fulfill Their Sense of Purpose

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

Recruiting and keeping top talent is one of the keys to having a successful business, and there's increasing recognition that if employers do not engage their workers in an effective way, employees will take their business elsewhere.

The Business Value of Gratitude

Eric Mosley | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Eric Mosley

This week across the country our focus moves toward giving thanks and the power of gratitude. Gratitude in the workplace is especially critical becaus...

Are You Emotionally Connected With Your Work? Does It Matter?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Douglas LaBier

Some new research about workplace behavior caught my attention recently. It highlights -- by omission -- the important link between an organization's management culture and the psychological experience of working within it.

When Frustration Hits, Ask Yourself This

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's not in my nature to take a pause for something when I'm dedicated to getting it done a certain way. But what I know is that stopping and asking myself if there might be an easier way is worth the potential time and energy I would save.

Dear Manager: A Manifesto for Conscious Employees

Susan Bernstein | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Susan Bernstein

My heart ached. I read about the hostility, chaos, internal competition, bullying, lack of clarity, and a host of other toxic situations that many of you are facing. I wanted to fix your toxic work problems. But how?

Those Anti-Muslim Rants Are Going To Get Your Company Sued

Donna Ballman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Donna Ballman

In light of the attacks in Paris, I'm guessing there will be lots of workplace water cooler talk about Muslims and Middle Easterners in the news. Inevitably, someone will go on a rant about Muslims. That person will get you sued unless you shut them down speedy quick.

50 Best Workplaces for Diversity

Fortune | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.12.2015 | Black Voices

 Fortune and Great Place to Work partnered with Essence and People en Español to survey companies that make inclusiveness a top priority...

The Myths and Reality of the Workplace Generational Divide

Meghan M. Biro | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Meghan M. Biro

There's no dearth of information about the workplace generational divide--in fact, you've no doubt seen countless articles, blog posts, whitepapers, and case studies about how millennials are 'taking over' or altering the American workplace. While there's some truth to that, there are many myths as well.

Even Sober, I Was a Nightmare Employee

Anna David | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna David

I used to live by the credo that in order to have my respect, you had to earn my respect. There are a myriad of reasons as to how and why I landed on...

Working Well: Leading a Mentally Healthy Business

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact

On October 29, 2015, at the New York Stock Exchange, National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro) and Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) co-hosted the first-ever CEO Summit on Mental Health in the Workplace.

Are You a Micromanager? How to Tell

Ellevate | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women

The reality is there are few reasons to micromanage, and it is meant to be done in the short term. Some micromanagers simply need to learn a new style.

5 Ways to Boost Employee Productivity Year-Round

Eric Mosley | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Eric Mosley

We often hear about one-time tactics that companies implement during the holiday season to keep employees motivated. But the truth is, every season has its distractions, which means employee productivity needs to be a priority all year round.

The Real Reason Your Co-Workers Hate You

Jessica Simko | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Jessica Simko

When you have to spend nine or more hours per day at work, with the same people, it's a given that the experience would be so much better if you actually liked and got along with the people you have to work with -- especially when it comes to your boss. Yet, for most of us there is typically one or more people who are a regular, major, and painful thorn in our sides.

When a Millennial Fails

Natacha Hildebrand | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Natacha Hildebrand

Failure or even not being wildly successful at an endeavor, well it is a feeling I am as comfortable in as an Angora sweater in the middle of summer. I failed recently and let's be honest: I am very, VERY itchy.

The Paul Ryan and Joe Biden Work-Life Announcements: Are They Really Victories?

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

It's a victory, but I'm afraid it's a small victory. Rather, it's more of a baby step that, while filling many people with hope, has a long way to go before it's up and running as an accepted norm in America's work culture.

How to Lighten Your REAL Load

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Today finds me writing my blog not from my home state of California...but from my original home state of New York. How do I know I'm in the Empire St...

Why It's Just So Hard To Be Old In America

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.05.2015 | Fifty
Paul Stoller

The broad discrimination and pervasive violence that 'different' Americans must confront every day is a national disgrace that reflects the widespread ignorance and deep-seated bigotry that persists in America. There is another form of discrimination, however, that gets much less media attention.

Dear Mr. President: Workplace Bullying Negatively Impacts Lives; It's Time for Better Employment Protections

S. L. Young | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Generally, individuals who face harassment or defamatory comments socially have legal remedies to redress an issue; however, this is usually not the case for workplace bullying/harassment that isn't covered by a protected class.

13 Lessons Learned From 6 Years of Working in My Pajamas

Gregory Ciotti | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Gregory Ciotti

The alchemy of remote work is that location becomes irrelevant; you can quite literally build a team, culture, and company without borders.

Make Work With Others More Productive, Pleasureable and Meaningful

Kare Anderson | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Kare Anderson

Clarify Your Values To Live Them More Fully - With Others Getting specific about what most matters to you enables you to see if there's a cultural fit...

Workplace Flexibility: Good For You and Your Employees

Latifa Lyles | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Latifa Lyles

Workplace flexibility policies that allow employees to balance the demands of work and home are vitally important − especially paid sick days, paid parental leave and flexible scheduling.

Smiling On The Outside, Crying On The Inside

Great Work Cultures | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Many times managers might not have any idea someone was disengaged until it came out during an exit interview. Smart organizations are those that become adept at figuring out how engaged their employees are before it gets too late.

How Science Can Inform Good Leadership

Richard J. Davidson | Posted 10.26.2015 | Science
Richard J. Davidson

We've all had "those days" at work where nearly everything seems to go awry. From that traffic jam delaying your first meeting to opening an inbox full of bad news, our patience and well-being are tested more often than we'd like.

The Rise of Coworking

Amanda Schneider | Posted 10.26.2015 | Business
Amanda Schneider

Technology is empowering an increasingly mobile workforce. It's not just employees who are mobile -- the makeup of workers in the U.S. (and beyond) is changing.

Rudeness Is Contagious -- And It Might Be Messing With Your Work

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

It's my hope that people don't use this study to justify their own rudeness, pointing to the contagious nature of such behavior with a "see, that's just the way the world is" mentality.