Although you probably don't think about it very often, your workplace is a monument to technology and invention. Without creative thinkers to connect the dots and imagine a more comfortable, productive future, we wouldn't have chairs to sit in or lights to toil under.
Today is National Boss's Day, which makes it a perfect time to ask employees which qualities they most desire in a boss. The Workforce Institute at Kronos is here to oblige. Through an online survey administered by Harris Interactive, they asked over 4000 workers in the U.S., Australia, and India what they wanted in a manager. Some of the results were surprising.
It's the fondest daydream of everyone with a bad boss: "What if I didn't have a boss at all?" For some workers at companies with flat hierarchies, this dream is coming true. But is it all it's cracked up to be?
Emails containing just a question mark, and a forwarded customer complaint, almost always originate from CEO Jeff Bezos, and they mean that the recipient will shortly have to explain himself or herself to the big boss.
Got a new job? Once the congratulations fade and the adrenalin rush is over, you'll probably grapple with a few anticipatory nerves. Here's what to expect from your first day on the job.
It's time for an in-office celebration of some kind, and although you can count on one coworker, in particular, to show up when it's time to eat cake, you'll find only a series of cartoon action lines surrounding his slowly swiveling desk chair when it comes time to collect the cash.
It's no wonder every new TV season offers so many new workplace comedies. Even the dullest office is teeming with characters -- some more entertaining than others.
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