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How Do You Work Best?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

When do you work best? Is it between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.? Or do you perhaps have the clearest head at 7 a.m. and trouble focusing in the afternoon? Is it only on Monday through Friday? Or do you sometimes struggle to think straight on Mondays, but have great ideas on Saturdays?

The Network for New Mutualism: The Infrastructure of the New Economy

Sara Horowitz | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
Sara Horowitz

I founded Freelancers Union on one simple premise: We're stronger together than we are alone.

CAABS Drive Workplace Bullying

S. L. Young | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

Everyone has a responsibility to collectively work together to prevent workplace bullying to ensure that bullies don't win and targets don't unnecessarily have to deal with abuse or suffer alone.

Innovation in the Workplace

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Kari Warberg Block

In order to drive growth and future success in a business, you need to innovate with new products, expand into new markets, and develop your people so you're ready to grasp new opportunities as they start to arise.

Refresh Your Career

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

The French call it "la rentrée" -- when the summer holidays are over and it's to return to your regular life, refreshed and reinvigorated. It's also a good time to refresh and reinvigorate your career.

Amanda Slavin: Not Just a Statistic

Amanda Slavin | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Amanda Slavin

While I may be helping with the statistics, I am still in a situation where the rest of the world hasn't caught up just yet. Through these experiences, I have learned a few key lessons in terms of being a woman in a work setting, usually with a lot of men.

The Theater of Work

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

What we design today will be our future heritage. It must be a sustainable and resilient resource that stands the test of time. "Long life, loose fit, low energy " should be the guiding principle.

The Top 5 Questions to Ask When Leasing Office Space

Frank Chalupa | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

Whether you're moving from a shared office, home office or local coffee shop, finding the ideal space for your growing business can be a daunting task, even if you've been through the office search process before.

Workplace Wellness: 7 Workplace Design Experts Weigh in on the Next Big Thing

Amanda Schneider | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Amanda Schneider

Sitting is the new smoking. Rising U.S. obesity rates. Michelle Obama's "Get Moving Campaign." Proliferation of the LEED rating system and acceptance of practices.

My Coworker Shamed Me (And I Let Him)

Literally, Darling | Posted 09.04.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I just don't care what people think. And usually I don't. But being repeatedly questioned, being made to feel like my life choices and my interests -- the ones that make me happy and content -- were wrong and somehow inadequate, was like a hard blow to the chest.

Why Idleness Paves the Way for Your Success (Yes, Really!)

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Even though we try to fill up every moment, modern life is punctuated by lulls. Take advantage of opportunities to turn your brain off, whether it's during your commute, at the gym, or while waiting for a tardy lunch date.

7 Reasons Job Interviews Suck As You Grow Older

Donna Highfill | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

There is one topic very few baby boomer women really discuss, and that is the utter despair felt when looking for work. Maybe we've recently left a job, or have been downsized, or are finally in a place to do what we have always wanted to do. It seems like an exciting time, until our first interview experience. For many of us, it has been years since we've had to interview.

Workforce Training: Not a "One and Done" Proposition

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 08.28.2014 | Small Business
Emad Rizkalla

In a world in which 50 percent of the skills people use to do their jobs change every three years, how can employees hope to stay relevant?

Millennials Are Defining the Workplace

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

Social media, of course, are the favored form of communications. With smartphones, tablets and other digital devices, each tap matters greatly as they share thoughts and concerns or read what friends and others have to say.

Treated Poorly in the Workplace?

Tom Fox | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Christine Porath is an associate professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University where she focuses on the effects of bad behavi...

Putting the 'W' Back in WFH

Jeremy Vandehey | Posted 08.21.2014 | 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.

It's Not Just About the Bagels: Building Employee Engagement (Pt. 3) The Employee in Employee Engagement

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

The very phrase "employee engagement" is nothing without the employee. We are all employees, and at times it's easier to blame the employer for our woes without taking a look in the mirror. I've worked with many employees who thought the grass was greener elsewhere.

40 Percent of American Workers Will Leave Paid Vacation Days Unused

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Arianna Huffington

An important new study released this morning by Travel Effect found that 40 percent of American workers will leave paid vacation days unused. The four reasons cited the most are the dread of returning from a vacation to piles of work (40 percent), the belief that no one will be able to step in and do their job for them while they're gone (35 percent), not being able to afford it (33 percent) and the fear of being seen as replaceable (22 percent). "Americans suffer from a work martyr complex," said Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. "In part, it's because 'busyness' is something we wear as a badge of honor." Clearly, we need to work harder about working smarter -- by not working all the time. The "work martyr" complex needs to go the way of the Dictaphone, typewriter and green eyeshades as relics of the workplace of the past (okay, I like typewriters, but you get the idea).

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Marcia Liss | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Marcia Liss

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Marcia Liss | Posted 08.18.2014 | Comedy
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5 Ways to Avoid a Difficult Landlord

Frank Chalupa | Posted 08.14.2014 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

As any entrepreneur will tell you, starting and growing a business isn't for the faint of heart. Add a difficult landlord to the equation and an entrepreneur's dream can quickly turn into a costly, time-consuming nightmare.

How to Ace a Conversation With Your Boss (or Anyone You Want to Impress)

Laurie Gerber | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Laurie Gerber

We have power in all of our relationships because every relationship has a dynamic and when one part of a dynamic changes, the whole dynamic has to change.

Stuck at Your Desk All Day? You Can Still Fit in Some Yoga!

Lauren Coles | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Coles

If you have your own private office, or access to a private space in the office, try lying on your back on the ground with your legs up the wall. Doing this pose saved me in times of stress during my career as a public school teacher.

A Surprising Success Story: Jobs and the Arts and Humanities

Christine Henseler | Posted 08.12.2014 | Books
Christine Henseler

As the world gets bigger and the world's problems become more complex, employers seek more critical, comprehensive, and creative leaders. And the Arts and Humanities provide just that.

5 Ways to Create a Healthier, Happier Office

Frank Chalupa | Posted 08.08.2014 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

Whether you're designing a new office or simply looking for ways to improve your existing space, here are five things today's professionals are looking for.