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Corporate Culture

The Daily Innovator (sm): Ready for Your Next Act?

Kevin McDermott | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business
Kevin McDermott

One day last month The Huffington Post announced that it recorded a record 115 million unique visitors in August. To Arianna Huffington we say two...

5 Myths Women Are Told About The Workplace

Dee Poku-Spalding | Posted 10.06.2014 | Women
Dee Poku-Spalding

I got to a really good place in my career. And then, reality set in. I plateaued, I had no personal life and I was exhausted by the late hours and the daily grind of navigating corporate culture.

This Company Is Taking A Radical Approach To Work-Life Balance

The Huffington Post | Jordan Jayson | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business

Most of the American workforce has been conditioned to feel guilty about asking the boss for time off - whether for a vacation, a doctor's visit, or t...

10 Tips for Listening to Your Coworkers While Still Ignoring Them

Sarah Cooper | Posted 09.05.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

One of my coworkers came to me the other day and said something about how they were feeling or something, I can't remember exactly what. The point is, listening to your coworkers is hard.

No More Phones in Meetings?

Erin Donley | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Erin Donley

This is a controversial topic because some companies allow everyone to email, text, or leave for a call during a meeting. There are no rules of discernment in place. I believe the problem starts there.

How Do You Bring About Real Time Strategic Change?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

How to bring about organizational change is one of the chief challenges of my own consulting clients, so I sat down with Jake Jacobs recently to get his take on how to be an effective change agent, and how to facilitate positive organizational change.

Fighting Anxiety And Depression At Work

Geoff McDonald | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Geoff McDonald

We live in an environment, particularly in the corporate world, where competition is increasing, where there is a 24/7 always-on mentality, and where people are expected to do more with less. This sort of environment is conducive to driving people to high levels of stress.

Putting the 'W' Back in WFH

Jeremy Vandehey | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Jeremy Vandehey

For the last year, my commute was a grueling 20 feet. I showed up to work early to fight for the best parking spot (location: the couch...opponent: my dog) and put in a solid 8 hours of work (also consisting of naps, laundry, and video games). I work from home (WFH), and I'm a lot better at it now than I used to be.

Horrors When Corporate Culture Goes Bad

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

Are some bosses, senior staff and chief executives are so isolated from the day-to-day that they really don't know what's been going on for so long?

Think Summer Hours Are Enough to Make People Happy?

Christine Fruechte | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Christine Fruechte

While you may think giving your staff a couple of extra hours of free time a week is feeding their souls, you're wrong. Time off is always welcomed, but employee happiness and productivity are driven by much more than free afternoons.

The Workplace Revolution: Adding Company Culture to the Mix

Josh Stevens | Posted 08.10.2014 | Business
Josh Stevens

As more companies create inspired, innovative and hands-on environments, the demand for additional workplace benefits in the form of flexible hours, onsite daycare options and expanded healthcare provisions grows.

If the Culture Fits... What Zappos and Other Employers Look For in New Hires

Blair Forlaw | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Blair Forlaw

Building a workforce where everyone "fits" doesn't imply homogeneity, which breeds group think -- a fatal flaw in a competitive global economy.

An Open Letter to All Business Leaders From Your Stressed-Out Employees

Susan Cole | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Susan Cole

The solution goes well beyond drinking the occasional kale smoothie. To really improve our situation we need to wake up and make some fundamental changes to our corporate cultures -- not just on paper, but in practice.

Changing the Corporate Battlefield

Melissa Riddington | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Melissa Riddington

I collapsed at work. Twice. Once was not enough for the perfectionist in me. But, thankfully that was several years ago. My body forced me to stop, whether I liked it or not. I finally listened and made what I thought at the time were difficult decisions.

Do American Firms Need an Asian Sense of Honor, With Resignations at the Top?

Judith Samuelson | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Judith Samuelson

Last week I participated in a small conference of executives and scholars at NYU on the interplay of law and voluntary initiative in setting the tone ...

The Brave New World of Campus Life

Paul Stoller | Posted 06.17.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) recently released a report that compares faculty and administrator compensation. It comes as...

Abolish Bureaucracy and Count Real Output

Edward Muzio | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

Wait a minute -- Consultant Brain cries -- I know this! It's bureaucracy. It's that form you're required to submit, to indicate that you're already doing what you're already doing.

These 10 Office Phrases Need To Die A Swift Death

CNBC | Daniel Bukszpan | Posted 04.08.2014 | Small Business

CNBC: Every office worker knows at least one bit of clichéd business-speak that they would be happy to never hear again. These include "think outs...

The Price Of Human Life, According To GM

Michael Moore | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Michael Moore

The executives at GM knew for 13 years that their cars had a defective ignition switch that would, well, kill people. But they did a "cost-benefit analysis" and concluded that paying off the deceased's relatives was going to be cheaper than having to install a $10 part per car.

Warning: Your Workplace Can Improve By Adding Joy. Yes, I said Joy

Guy Kawasaki | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Guy Kawasaki

Tear down towers of knowledge. One person shouldn't be so integral to your organization that they can't go on vacation or has to be on-call all the time. While these could seem like job security, ultimately, it's too much pressure on one person and the infrastructure.

WATCH: The Phrase Arianna Wants To Ban From Corporate America

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

"Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg recently took on a new crusade to ban using the word "bossy" to describe an ambitious woman who wants to be a leader....

In Defense of Public Higher Education

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.24.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

Given the pervasiveness of privatization, we need to ask some difficult questions about its human costs.

An Easy Trick To Figure Out If A Company Has Secrets To Hide

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business

People tend to skedaddle out of town whenever they smell trouble. Apparently, companies do the same thing. Companies that schedule annual sharehold...

How Getting Laid Off Led Me to Follow My Dream

Michelle Shemilt | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Michelle Shemilt

I was interested in my job but not inspired by it. I made a good paycheck but was not passionate. I filled a position but not a purpose.

The Career Lessons I'd Like To Give My 20-Something Self

Julianna Richter | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Julianna Richter

As Ralph Waldo Emerson so brilliantly said, "Life is a Journey, Not a Destination." I believe the same can be said for our work life so make it the best journey it can be.