What is it about the office environment that brings out the mean girl (or boy) in some people? Years after we've graduated from high school, we still sometimes have to put up with juvenile behavior from our coworkers.
It's harder to avoid frenemies at work than it is in your personal life. The combination of forced proximity and the natural interdependence of colleagues trying to get stuff done makes them almost impossible to avoid.
How often do you check your email? If you're like most of us, you read that sentence, laughed nervously, and checked to make sure your smartphone was where you left it. In other words, the vast majority of us check our email way, way too often for productivity (or sanity).
Mashable reports that 144.8 billion emails are sent each day. On bad days, it can feel like most of those are being sent to you, from the boss, with a red flag on top.
A recent Gallup poll found that 70 percent of American workers are disengaged from their work. All that not-caring has high costs for both the economy and for individual businesses.
Treadmill desks have been touted as the answer to everything from inactivity-induced heart disease and diabetes to late-afternoon productivity dips. But is it really possible to exercise and do high-quality work at the same time?
Companies like Yahoo! and HP are either canceling or severely curtailing their work-at-home policies, which leaves some former WAHers struggling to adapt to the office environment.
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.
The highest-earning Americans work more hours than anyone else in the world, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they're more productive in the truest sense of the word.
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