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Productivity
In the digital age, we have a lot to distract us. There’s always something vying for our attention, and it’s gotten to the point that for many of us, our mind is racing all day. Shutting it down has become a real trial. A restful night may seem like an impossibility to you at this...
The freelancer economy is on the rise, with some experts estimating that 40 percent of the American workforce will work independently by 2020. For the many people already embracing the lifestyle, “office” means a variety of things. It could be a desk at a co-working space or a table at the local Starbucks. But in...
Everyone wants to move up the career ladder, taking on larger roles, getting more advanced titles, and definitely making that larger paycheck. However, your attitude might be the very reason that’s not happening. While you may think you are working hard and doing what is expected, you may not realize that you are exhibiting behaviors that...
In every office, break rooms serve as a gathering place for employees to get away from their work for a few minutes. Whether they’re getting coffee or eating lunch, workers eventually begin to see the break room as a retreat, especially if the room has been specifically designed to be warm and inviting. For employers,...
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is perhaps best known for saying that a state of consciousness that makes an experience genuinely satisfying can be called a “flow state.” I often see people complaining about not having focus and not being able to concentrate on one thing. While some say they are pros at multi-tasking, it is extremely...
While you may think that you need to tread very carefully with what you say to your boss, you might be playing it too safe. I’ve interviewed a lot of CEOs over the years, and the majority of them tell me they like to hear often from the people who work for them. This helps...
You may have watched some those super-expensive Superbowl ads go viral over the years and lamented your own small (or nonexistent) marketing budget, knowing that kind of exposure is out of reach. Well, it may not be after all. After this year’s Superbowl, the Brewers’ Association, an industry group representing the majority of craft brewers...
At some point in every career, a professional will see someone escorted from the building with a box full of belongings. It may be a coworker or a stranger from another department, but whoever it is, it can be difficult to watch. It serves as a reminder that anyone can be fired unexpectedly. What happens...
Businesses work hard to recruit and vet applicants for a job opening, often spending hours and significant money finding the right employee. After you’ve put all that work in, you’re usually well aware of the importance of keeping good employees on board once you’ve found them. This starts from the first day your new hire...
When you hear his footsteps, you’re filled with dread. You just know your overbearing boss is on his way to ask you if you’ve finished that report yet. He’ll no doubt have six or seven things he needs to add to it, only extending the completion time further. That won’t matter, though, because he’ll check...
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