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What Is the Purpose of an Office?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Jacob Morgan

If you look back over the past 100 years, the original purpose of an office was to provide a place where employees could get their jobs done ─ you give them the resources, the tools and the place where they can work. Today, we are seeing the idea of an office take on a very different shape.

Sexual Orientation and Discrimination: Coming Out in the Workplace

Dr. Alessio J.G. Brown | Posted 06.11.2016 | Business
Dr. Alessio J.G. Brown

In nearly 80 countries, identifying with a minority sexual orientation is illegal. Only a small number of countries, fewer than 20 percent, have implemented employment anti-discrimination laws to protect gay and lesbian employees.

Caitlyn Jenner in the Breakroom: A Question of Organizational Leadership

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

What if, instead of conversation about Caitlyn Jenner in your company's breakroom, there she sat, drinking her coffee and munching on a bagel? What then? How would your company handle it? Would people praise her bravery, or, at the very least, adopt a live-and-let-live attitude? Would they welcome her, ostracize her or vote with their feet by leaving the company?

The Cheesecake Factory Phenomenon

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

There's something funny about The Cheesecake Factory. It seems no matter what time you go and no matter which location you visit, there's a wait to get in.

The First-Time 401(k) Saver's Guide

Catherine Golladay | Posted 06.05.2016 | Business
Catherine Golladay

The Class of 2015 is trading in its caps and gowns for suits and ties, and a wave of college grads are hitting the workforce. This also means a new crop of workers will begin saving in a 401(k) for the very first time. Even though retirement might seem like a lifetime away for most 20-somethings, the earlier you start saving, the easier the path to retirement can be.

Engagement: From Strategy to Success

Steve Delfin | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Steve Delfin

According to Ryan Scott, "Each year, $10 billion is left unclaimed in matching gifts. That's more than is raised in all employee workplace giving campaigns each year."

Religious Accommodations in the Workplace

Gad Saad | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Gad Saad

In an 8-1 decision the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a hijab-clad woman who had been denied a job by Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) based on its "look policy" (which has since been redefined by the company).

Dealing With Conflict in the Workplace

Tom Fox | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Tom Fox

Workplace conflicts can emerge in any number of forms, but there are some general, garden-variety types that I see on a repeated basis: conflicts with the boss, conflicts with peers and conflicts among a manager's direct reports or teammates.

Why Cruel Leaders Get All the Love

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Cruel leaders inspire hatred, not love, precisely because they are completely focused on themselves and use others to get what they want. They take what could be a great opportunity to inspire others to be great, and they squander it by being ruthless.

Why Finding Happiness At Work Is Crucial To Your Overall Well-Being

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living

We spend almost one third of our day at the office, and even during our downtime we're still thinking about our jobs. Wouldn't it pay off to actually ...

5 Ways to Bring Humanity Into the Workplace

Eric Mosley | Posted 05.29.2016 | Business
Eric Mosley

Enlightened, successful organizations understand that people are at the core of their success. Decades of experiments have proven that happy employees are better at creative problem solving, which drives engagement and financial results.

Jenny Che

This Slide Shows Bosses Totally Don't Understand Millennials

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business

It turns out high pay isn't everything, when it comes to millennials.

Attitude of Gratitude? (Yeah, Right...)

Noelle Nelson | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Noelle Nelson

An attitude of gratitude, appreciating what you have, what is already in your life, is a way of seeing the opportunities that abound to help you achieve whatever it is you want. Your attention shifts to what is possible, what might be helpful or useful to you in your present circumstances.

Why Sam the "Yes Man" Never Got Paid

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I used to know a guy -- we'll call him Sam -- who always agreed with everything the CEO said or did. He loved the CEO even when she was nasty or very, very wrong. He was a Yes Man. Every organization seems to have at least one.

On Retiring and Changing Jobs: "Leaving Well" As a Spiritual Exercise

Frederick W. Schmidt | Posted 05.27.2016 | Religion
Frederick W. Schmidt

This is the season in many people change jobs or retire. Some of those changes are governed by the academic calendar, some by the change in seasons, and some by tradition.

Bridging the Gap Between Health and Environmental Sustainability

Eileen McNeely | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
Eileen McNeely

We know from years of research that fulfilling work leads to healthier and happier people. Creating workplace cultures where workers flourish is a business opportunity no organization should ignore.

The Ick of No

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Last year I stepped into a volunteer leadership position for an organization. I did my best with it, but I really didn't feel useful. Nor did I enjoy it at all. And so when the time came to renew it, I decided not to. But there was one problem.

How to Excel as the Only Black Employee in the Office

Matt Drayton | Posted 05.22.2016 | Black Voices
Matt Drayton

My experiences as the only black in the office have been mostly positive because of my attitude, and my desire to succeed. Most people only care about productivity, and the bottom line.

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month -- Here's Why Companies Should Care

Amy Morin | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Most people spend the majority of their waking hours working. During those long hours, the office setting either promotes good mental health or contri...

Make Yourself More Valuable in Your Workplace: Develop Your 'Meta-Skills'

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

"Mindset over skill set." I recently heard this phrase in a talk on smart hiring strategies, and it struck me that mindset is really what we're talking about when we talk about meta-skills.

Outdoor Workspace: The Next Workplace Frontier

Amanda Schneider | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Amanda Schneider

If you could take a vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go? This is how Kirt Martin, VP of Design and Marketing for Landscape Forms, starts every conversation. Not surprisingly, nearly everyone answers somewhere outdoors.

Watch Out Extroverts: Your Introverted Co-Workers Are Judging You

Amy Morin | Posted 05.15.2016 | Business
Amy Morin

It really is the quiet ones you have to watch out for. At least, that's true for extroverts looking for positive peer recommendations from their quieter colleagues.

This Is How You Combat Gender Bias in the Workplace

Debra Carpenter | Posted 05.15.2016 | Women
Debra Carpenter

I was privileged to speak with Barbara Giamanco last week, and she not only had some interesting and novel insights on being a woman in a predominantly male industry, but also offered some genius ways to combat workplace gender bias and get closer to achieving your career goals.

Extraordinary: Facebook Says 'Not On Our Watch' to Poverty Wages, Family Unfriendly Policies

Debra L. Ness | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Debra L. Ness

Wow. Today's announcement by Facebook marks the dawn of a new day in this country. At a time when federal lawmakers are dragging their feet on fair and family friendly workplace policies, corporate America is beginning to step up by adopting these policies voluntarily.

Bad Advice: Using 'More Probable Than Not' at Work

Jack Stahlmann | Posted 05.13.2016 | Comedy
Jack Stahlmann

this lawyer-speak got me thinking about how we might be able to leverage the phrase at work should we ever find ourselves in a pickle. Here are situations in which we can make our workplace worries disappear by saying, "More probable than not."