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Office Relationships Work a Lot Like Those With Friends and Family

Confront problems head on and face-to-face because you are going to be seeing that face every day

I will never forget the moment I realized I will spend more time in an office than in my home. I was about a week into my first “real” job. It’s tough to come to terms with the fact that our time ...

by Brittany Larsen  | May 30, 2018 06:00:00
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Ditch Those Silos! 3 Ways to Embrace Cross-Departmental Relationships

Companies that boost collaboration, break down those walls, bring people together tend to be high-performing

Every successful company today is focused on building strong, meaningful relationships among its employees. With "silos" being blamed for major setbacks at giants such as Microsoft and Sony in the past, smart employers are taking steps to break down those barriers before they affect ...

by Laurie Cutts  | January 11, 2018 06:00:00
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6 Signs Employees Hate Working For Their Boss

Are you an unpopular boss? Here's how to tell

If you’re already a manager or supervisor, you’re at risk for becoming estranged from your employees; that possibility just comes with the territory.But for many managers, that first promotion prompts a strange personality shift: They become distant and formal, focusing on policy and ...

by AJ Agrawal  | November 27, 2017 08:00:00
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4 Reasons You Should Sit and Eat With Your Employees

Employees who eat together stay together

When Sarah Nelson started working at Staylisted, a digital marketing agency in Phoenix, Ariz., she needed a while to adjust. A naturally shy person, she often felt uncomfortable and left out. And these feelings were only magnified when it came to dealing with ...

by Heather R. Huhman  | August 21, 2017 08:00:00
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4 Ways to Make Your Boss Like You

Remember: Your boss is just like your customer

Relationships between bosses and subordinates have existed since the dawn of humankind. But despite the millennia we’ve spent as a species handling these relationships, we're still unequipped to deal with the tension they foster in today's office environment.So, what can handle it? The answer is lots and ...

by Jesse Wood  | July 25, 2017 06:00:00
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The One Trick to Avoiding Conflicts in the Workplace

Subjective work processes are the root of all evil in the workplace

We join the conflict as the heat rises:“So, I always get the work that falls on Sunday because I’m single and not religious?” accused Sarah.“I didn’t say either of those. You don’t get all of the Sunday work, but you often accept ...

by Rex Connor  | June 07, 2017 12:00:00
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Bullied at Work? Study Says You Might Be Handling it All Wrong

Be careful who you turn to for help

Whether doing someone a favor or offering advice, by instinct, friends and family want to help the people closest to them. However, if you’re not an expert in a subject, it’s difficult to give effective advice. That goes for everything from grammar to ...

by Rose Leadem  | May 24, 2017 08:00:00
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Time-Saving Tips and Tech to Keep Employees Happy

Number 1: Eliminate meeting overload

As business owners or company leaders, we spend countless hours worrying about how to ensure our employees are set up for success. We coach them and give them every opportunity we can. But there is one question we don’t ask often enough ...

by Chris Byers  | May 11, 2017 02:00:00
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5 Types of Frenemies at Work

These relationships are more common than you might think

We spend more time at work with our colleagues than at home with our friends and family. And when you account for the fact that Americans are pretty terrible at taking time off -- more than half of workers in the U.S. ...

by Nina Zipkin  | May 09, 2017 12:00:00
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Despite Huge Salaries, People Leave Work Because of Unfairness and it's Costing Companies Billions

Unfairness leads to major employee turnover, especially for underrepresented groups

Why would someone leave a six-figure dream job? It all comes down to fairness.Kapor Center for Social Impact and Harris Poll recently released its Tech Leavers Study, the first of its kind to study why employees voluntarily leave tech jobs. The study polled ...

by Nina Zipkin  | May 04, 2017 06:00:00
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How to Address Problems Directly Without Being a Jerk

Five tips to confronting problems, not people

The world of entrepreneurship has no room for passive aggression or beating around the bush. As a business owner, you’ll save time, money and a whole lot of stress by being direct with other people. But, there’s a difference between being direct and being rude, and ...

by Matthew Toren  | May 02, 2017 04:00:00
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How Smart People Handle Difficult People

When they go low, go high

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife and worst ...

by Travis Bradberry  | March 17, 2017 06:00:00
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7 ways to be popular at work without sucking up to anybody

Form better relationships with superiors, colleagues, subordinates, and clients.

We spend most of our daily waking hours working, whether we’re meeting with colleagues or sitting in our offices. Over the course of all those hours, we’ll inevitably encounter the occasional difficult co-worker or overbearing boss. But if we allow friction to ...

by Murray Newlands  | August 08, 2015 08:00:00