• 3 Ways to Get Along With Multigenerational Coworkers

    Maybe you're a Gen Y type, frustrated with your older colleagues' unwillingness to embrace change. Perhaps you're a Baby Boomer, and you'd just like people to answer their phone. Whatever your date of birth, there's a good chance you're going to have to work with folks who were born in a different era. Here's how to do it.

  • What Your Friendly Neighborhood HR Rep Can and Can't Do for You
    Nearly every organization has a mysterious person who lurks behind a closed office door, can be spotted on the floor checking on employees, or giving out helpful information at staff meetings. No we are not talking about some caped crusader who swoops in to save the day. We’re talking about the Human Resource representative at your workplace and finding out what this person can do (and cannot do) for you as an employee.
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy: How to Gain Respect From Your Co-workers
    There’s at least one in every workplace. The “nice” employee who always treats everyone with respect and kindness. Yet, this is often the person who also gets no respect from co-workers nor does he or she get any true career satisfaction. In fact, so-called nice employees are often those who get walked on by other less nice employees and management. If you’ve found yourself in this position, then it’s time for a new attitude and the respect you deserve.
  • Quora: When High-Paying Jobs Make You Miserable

    What do you do when you’re bringing home the bacon, but you can’t stand your job? We turn to the Quora community to see what its members have to say about sticking with a high-paying job that you hate versus ditching the 9-to-5 to pursue a more fulfilling (and potentially less lucrative) career path.

  • Is a Management-Free Workplace Productive?
    Imagine the entire professional hierarchy restructured into something more democratic. No boss to report to, no corporate ladder to climb, no one to beat for a promotion and no one left in the dark about overall goals and far-reaching vision. Will it breed innovation or lead to a Lord of the Flies style meltdown?
  • 5 Office Etiquette Fails That Can Ruin Your Career

    Manners, when it comes right down to it, exist so that we don't drive each other crazy, or become driven crazy in turn. Nowhere is this more important than in the office, where long hours and close proximity breed strange (and resentful) bedfellows.

  • How Much Privacy Should We Expect at Work?
    Buried in our HR paperwork, most of us found (and promptly forgot about) a document outlining our rights regarding the use of our work-issued computer. In general, the bottom line is that we don't really have any: the computers the company issues are for work use. The question is, does that mean that the company -- or your colleagues -- should be able to go into your computer at any time?
  • 4 Retirement Gift Lessons From Mariano Rivera's Goodbye Tour
    If you were to measure career achievement by the number of retirement gifts received, New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera would not only be the most accomplished closer of all time, he might also be the most accomplished professional in anything of all time.
  • Workers Hate Open Floor Plans

    Open-plan offices always look so cool when you see them in pictures, like maybe the ball pit and cotton candy machine are just around the corner. (And, of course, if you work at Google, they very well might be.) But all is not bliss in the land of sunlight and easy collaboration.

  • Is the 72-Hour Work Week the New Normal?

    If a recent survey is correct, the standard 40-hour week could soon look like vacation. (Vacation, as we know, now looks like you, hunched over your smartphone on the beach, shielding your inbox from the glare with your own body.)

  • Here's How to Eat Healthier When You Work at Home

    When you first started working at home -- either full time, or a day or two a week -- you thought it would be the solution to all your bad habits. No longer would you be stuck trying to squeeze in gym time during a half-hour lunch, or choose the least awful snack out of the vending machine. Then you began your WAHing ways, and now the office looks positively healthy by comparison. What gives?

  • 5 Weird Desk Toys of the Rich and Famous

    What's a desk without desk toys? Most of us have a stress ball or bobblehead or two hanging around our workspaces. But famous folks really step up their office decorating game.

  • The Office Politics of Racism

    Early in her career, Julie Chen had plastic surgery to make her eyes look "less Asian." She didn't come to that decision in a vacuum: a boss at a local station in Ohio told her, "You will never be on this anchor desk because you're Chinese."

  • 5 Ways to Be the Best Coworker Ever
    Are you an awesome coworker or are you the kind who steals lunches and makes inappropriate comments? If you want to be the toast of the office, here are some simple tips for upping your game.
  • Blurred Lines in the Workplace
    Workplace dynamics have become increasingly problematic thanks to social media making the lives of employees and employers easily accessible online. Can this intermingling of personal and professional be detrimental to the workplace hierarchy?
  • 5 Things That Don’t Belong in Work Emails
    Have you ever received an email from a stranger, and it started with, “Dear Sir or Madam…” and you felt 30 years older just reading it? Well, we’re here to save you from making the same mistake by providing you a list of five things to ban from your future email correspondences.
  • 3 Tips for Apologizing to Your Employees
    You're the boss and, as they say, it's good to be king. But what happens when your employees hear you making a sexist remark? As the guys at Penny Arcade saw at PAX, sometimes you just have to own up to your mistakes. Read on for tips on regaining the respect of your employees.
  • Measuring Sleep to Improve Employee Performance
    The Vancouver Canucks professional hockey team were concerned their demanding schedule was hurting their performance on the ice. Their solution — start measuring their players sleeping performance.
  • How to Behave When Co-Workers Grieve

    Grief hurts, and there is no use pretending it doesn't. These three tips will help you behave appropriately toward a grieving co-worker.

  • 3 TED Talks to Rejuvenate Your Life and Career
    These three TED Talks are sure to get your career juices pumping and help you to start the work week off right, so take a minute to watch these presentations and see if you don’t have an “ah ha” moment each time.