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.
What would you change about your job, if you could? If you said that you wish you made more money, you're in good company: every age group in our Generations at Work survey, from Baby Boomers to Gen Y, agrees with you.
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.
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