Sometimes idle chatter can ruin work relationships. Here are some pitfalls and tips to improve work conversations.
Average employee office space has decreased dramatically since the cubicle was introduced, but at what cost to workers? Cubicle courtesy tips can help reduce stress, enhance productivity, and maintain harmony.
An interpretation of Hofstede's six dimensions of national culture, this article discusses the differences between individualistic and collective societal and organizational cultures on the performance and behavior of employees.
How reporting to work ill hurts coworkers, customers, employers, and the sick employee. Don't spread the love. Take to your sick bed.
When I landed my dream job in HR for a Fortune 500 company, there was one small catch, the Office Mean Girl (OMG). Despite backbiting, exclusion, and personal attacks, eventually I flourished.
Many today have to deal with the burden of social anxiety and other forms of mental illness, and for those who work in a high-stress work environment, this can be an intense struggle. In order to assist our fellow co-workers and/or employees, we need to educate ourselves to help these ones properly.
Strong personalities in the workplace can come off as condescending. In this article, you will find ways to cope with infringement from a coworker, as well as set healthy boundaries that will make your working relationship flourish and your job satisfaction return from hiatus.
The second in a series on culture and influence, this article discusses tolerance of power distance, uncertainty, and risk avoidance among employees.
The third and final article in my series on culture and influence. Part III discusses achievement-oriented leadership versus nurturing oriented leadership.
Employees facing Tough Managers, Bully Bosses and Illegal Harassers have three important action items. This is the second in a two-part series, "When the Boss is a Bully, or Worse."
Bring something creative from home and you won't be tempted to waste money on burgers or fast food at work.
Got a bad boss? Consider this: What you thought was managerial incompetence may be something else entirely. Here's how sneaky smart bosses push disliked or low performing employees to quit their jobs.
It is an awkward situation when you have a boss who is difficult to work for. How do you "manage your manager" without looking impatient?
Tough Managers, Bully Bosses and Illegal Harassers differ in their motivations and behaviors. Understand the differences.
Here are sample thank you notes and appreciation messages for colleagues, bosses, and employees that you can write in a letter or blank card to express your heartfelt gratitude for their help and support.