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Why So Glum? Beat the Back-to-Work Blues
Thursday, September 20, 2012 7:12 PM
Saying good-bye to summer, and buckling down once again to a full slate at work, can be bittersweet. But consider that it takes just as much effort to have a good day at work as bad one. Looking to love your work day? Read our round-up of look-on-the-bright-side-of-life advice for making the most of your days. 10 Tricks for a Fabulous Workday : Fabulous sounds... Read More...
Managing Workplace Conflict
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 5:09 PM
Think managing workplace conflict is an abstract HR issue? Think again. Conflict at work can led to a host of negative outcomes including lost productivity, stress, chronic health issues and the inability to concentrate. Work It Out Getting along with co-workers and clients is a crucial business skill so if conflict is brewing, make time to address the issue... Read More...
Seeing Both Sides of Workplace Gossip
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 8:09 AM
Have you been to the supermarket checkout counter lately? (And, by lately, I mean anytime in the last 30 or so years.) Look down to your left and/or right and you will see magazine racks filled with the likes of People, Star and National Enquirer. The evidence is right there in black and white: We are a gossip-loving culture. This truth was exposed in a powerful... Read More...
The New Culture of Collaboration at Work
Thursday, May 06, 2010 12:09 PM
by Candie Harris 1968 It was a year marked by social and political unrest. It was also the birth year of the office cubicle , that symbol of the modern workplace chronicled -and lamented- in Scott Adams' wildly popular Dilbert comic strip. The designer... Read More...
Strategies For Communicating Across Workplace Generation Gaps
Thursday, May 06, 2010 9:53 AM
By Candie Harris Where do you hear the sounds of fountain pens scratching on paper while smartphones buzz with incoming text messages? In the typical workplace. There are four generations at work today: Traditionalists (born before 1946) value loyalty... Read More...
Constructive Complaining
Thursday, May 06, 2010 9:19 AM
To complain is human. But, with the downturn in the economy and upswing in everyday pressures on-the-job, complaining has taken on a life of its own in the typical workplace. As a recent Wall Street Journal article titled Misery Poker: It's One Game Worth Losing observes: "As times get tougher, complaining is starting to look more like a blood sport... Read More...
Problem Solving at Work (Part I)
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 9:45 AM
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them" - Albert Einstein Whatever we do for a living, we usually encounter problems in the course of our workday. Large and small, they are all around us. Yet, despite their strong presence, most of us go about the everyday business of problem solving rather unconsciously... Read More...
A Primer on Working Across Generation Gaps
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 9:04 AM
Where do you hear the sounds of fountain pens scratching on paper while smartphones buzz with incoming text messages? In the average workplace. There are currently four generations at work today : Traditional workers (born before 1946) value loyalty and discipline and respect hierarchy and authority Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), being goal-driven, competitive... Read More...
Understanding Workplace Conflict
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 7:54 AM
What do we learn every day wading through media streams, talking to disgruntled co-workers or engaging with our teenage children? Conflict is part of life. Workplace conflict can be particularly toxic because it disrupts worker productivity, hampers professional collaboration and jeopardizes the business bottom line. Here are a few common causes of on-the-job... Read More...

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