• Would You Be a Happier Worker Without a Boss?

    Companies like Zappos are experimenting with flat management hierarchies, in which no one has a title or a boss and the organization revolves around the work that needs to be done, not the people who tell others how to do it.

  • Hate Your Job? Then Get More Sleep
    We’ve all been taught that hard work pays off, but at what cost? Studies show that workaholics who consistently burn the midnight oil might actually be hurting their careers in the long run due to sleep deprivation. We’ll take a look at how getting more zzz’s can enhance your mood and well-being, and, more importantly, your career potential.
  • Open Offices: Ruining Productivity, Lives, Since the '50s

    Open offices are bad for us: they make us less productive, less healthy, and less happy to be at work. Ample research suggests that we'd be better off returning to the days of offices with doors -- or, at the very least cubicles with higher walls. So why is the open office so popular?

  • Sorry, Not Sorry: Can Apologizing Too Much Hurt Your Career?
    Whether you’re a high-ranking executive or an entry-level employee, being too remorseful could negatively affect your reputation as a professional and cause others to perceive you as weak. We’ll examine how too many apologies could leave your career in a sorry state of affairs.
  • Maybe You Don't Want an Emotionally Intelligent Boss

    Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive and understand emotions, and to use this information to inform one's actions. On the surface, that seems like a great quality for a manager to have. In reality, there are some potential downsides to the emotionally intelligent boss. It all depends on the character of the person who's wielding that high EI.

  • 3 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Success

    Children's book authors often have much wisdom to share. Psychology Today writer Juliana Breines, Ph.D., remembers the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book series. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle took everything literally. For example, when asked to dust the furniture, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle would add dust to the furniture. Her employers quickly learned to ask her to please "un-dust" the furniture. As hilarious as this is, there is more to Mrs. Piggle Wiggle from which we, as adults, can benefit.

  • When Social Networking Gets Creepy (and What to Do About it)
    Many professionals consider LinkedIn a safe haven for networking, but sometimes clicking the “accept” button can open up a can of worms that you never expected ... or welcomed. We’ll examine the many ways social connections become cyber stalkers and how to deal with these inappropriate and unfortunate weirdos.
  • 3 Ways to Calm Work Anxieties
    Anxiety is a drain on our energy and our productivity. It causes procrastination, poor job performance and decreases our quality of life. It is also common. Instead of letting anxiety destroy you, you may come to understand and overcome anxiety at work by using proven psychological techniques. Psychology Today offers useful tips and answers to questions about anxiety and productivity.
  • 3 Ways Social Media Can Make You a Better Employee
    Professionals utilize social media to enhance their candidacy, network, and online brand, but many people overlook the value it can bring to their current employer, too. Let’s take a look at how social media can make you a more valuable employee.
  • 3 Tips for Offering Effective Apologies
    Some apologies are absolutely necessary. Others may feel like overkill, and sometimes it is unclear whether to apologize or instead refrain from calling attention to your foibles. When you mess up at work, learn how to offer an effective apology, and you may strengthen your position and gain respect.
  • Just Say No to Being a Yes Man
    There are plenty of reasons to "be yourself." First thing that comes to mind is personal satisfaction. But is being yourself a good idea in the workplace? If you'd say no, consider this: harnessing your own idiosyncrasies might help you to stand out. You might succeed in business because you are unique, not in spite of it.
  • Bill Gates Was Some Lucky Person's Secret Santa on Reddit
    Social media is one of the greatest ways to connect with loved ones and complete strangers around the world – so, why not use it for a nationwide Secret Santa gift exchange? That’s what many companies, big and small, have been doing across the nation to spread some good ol’ holiday spirit. You never know who you might get.
  • How to Keep From Getting Fired Over a Tweet
    By now, you've already read about Justine Sacco and the famous tweet that got her fired last week. What you might not have realized about this incident is that it offers a valuable lesson for you on how (not) to manage social media and your professional life.
  • Why One Company Decided to Nix Management Entirely
    What if your employer told you that you would have full control over your day-to-day functions and responsibilities at work from here on out? One brave company took the road less traveled and did just that. See what led to the decision to eliminate management and give employees full control of their lives and careers.
  • How to Buy a Gift for Your Boss

    You made a list, and checked it twice -- but when you checked it a third time, you realized you left off the person who's responsible for your checks. So what to do?

  • Survey Says: 87 Percent of Employees Don’t Trust Their Bosses
    Terrible bosses are everywhere, and they’re causing employees to not only mentally check out at work, but lose trust in their superiors, too. It’s an epidemic that Office Space poked fun at with its horrible boss, Bill Lumbergh, but the reality is, the Lumberghs of the world are causing employees to hate their jobs … a lot.
  • Office Talk: When the Boss Talks About You
    It may feel like you're back in seventh grade. Two people in another room are talking about you. Instead of the popular girl and your best friend discussing your new haircut, your boss and your co-worker are discussing your job performance. And it's legal.
  • 4 Ways to Be More Likeable at Work (and in Life)
    If you need a little help in the likeability department, then look no further. Here are a few tips to get you on your way to a more career-friendly personality.
  • Even Recruiters Make Hilarious Mistakes

    Think about the worst job interview of your life, the one in which you spilled your coffee, couldn't even think of a placeholder answer for several questions, and developed an odd new twitch that now surfaces whenever you're nervous and out of your depth. Take comfort in this: at least you never sang a song to your dog.

  • How After-Work Drinks Help Your Career (If You're Careful)

    Socializing with co-workers gets a bad rap. For every story lauding the benefits of networking with your colleagues, you'll find three that tell you that even being in the same room with co-workers and alcohol can tank your career. So how do you get the best out of those after-work happy hours, without dealing the worst?