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  • 3 Signs That You're Getting Fired
    Sometimes, you can just feel the tension in the air. Something is wrong, you don't know what, but it is making everybody uncomfortable. Then you get fired, and feel blindsided. Often, the signs that you were about to be let go were there all along.
  • How to Survive an Overly Critical Boss
    Lots of criticism and no compliments can knock the wind out of your sails. When criticism feels unfair, it is even more demoralizing. Knowing how to discuss your boss's criticisms may be the difference between an angry blow-out and an improved working relationship.
  • Harness the Power of Color in Your Workspace
    The colors we choose in our workspaces affect our productivity, creativity, energy, even our appetites and moods. Use this knowledge of color to create the perfect workspace, cubicle, or office for you.
  • How to Impress Co-workers When You're the Youngest Person in the Office
    As thousands of college graduates begin their first jobs this summer and fall, many will find that, for the first time, they are the youngest in the room. It can be an extremely uncomfortable situation; there are office politics to balance, challenging work assignments, and, in some cases, resistance to technology that you have grown up with.
  • How to Manage Your Social Anxiety at Work
    Social anxiety is more than just a disinclination to pack each weekend with parties. For sufferers, the average day at work can be a nightmare of stressful situations and reduced productivity. However, there are ways to manage and overcome this form of stress.
  • 7 Ways to Be a Great Boss Starting From Your First Day on the Job
    Whether you've been promoted from within or jumped ship to take a managerial job at a different organization, you're probably somewhat apprehensive about your new role. After all, we hear more about bad bosses than effective ones. Here's how to be one of the latter.
  • How Dangerous Is Your Office?

    At companies like Nestle and Chevron, safety is serious business. How serious? At the former, The Wall Street Journal reports, workers start meetings by looking for tripping hazards like stray extension cords; at the latter, employees can present a "stop work" card to halt activities, if they feel that a situation is unsafe. Other companies warn workers to beware of hazards like high heels, hot coffee, and carrying too many things while walking down stairs. Is all of this really beneficial to employees, or is it a (cautious, measured) step too far?

  • How Tattoos, Piercings, and Other Choices Affect First Impressions at Work
    Fairly or not, people make assumptions about others based upon mannerisms, clothing, and personal appearance. Research on first impressions gives us insight into how to control and direct the first impressions we make on others.
  • Don't Hate Corporate Jargon

    If standup comics still did '80s-style comedy specials, corporate jargon would be their new airplane food, the easy target for mild jokes to unspool effortlessly while wearing shoulder pads and standing in front of a brick wall. Heck, even for us contemporary worker bees, it's hard to resist the urge to mock the office buzzwords. We have to have something to do, in between proactively navigating on-ramp processes and leveraging new solutions. But is it possible that business lingo is worth more than a laugh?

  • How to Successfully Collaborate With Co-workers
    In theory, a team should be more than the sum of its parts, with the individual strengths of the teammates contributing positively to the bottom line. In reality, well, a collaboration is only useful if it works. Many factors affect success or failure, including too much time spent in meetings and leaning on others to the point of laziness. When collaboration is successful, it is an incredibly useful tool for productivity and innovation in the workplace. Learn how to do it right.
  • Want to Make a Good First Impression? Choose Your Clothing Carefully
    Our choice of clothing causes others to make assumptions -- sometimes correct, sometimes incorrect -- about who we are. If you want to make the best first impression on a job interview or at work, let your clothing help, not hinder you.
  • 5 Reasons to Start a Book Club at Work

    We know a lot about our co-workers: what they like to eat and drink, what music they’re into, and what they like to read. In fact, these interests often become the basis of our workplace conversations. Maker of trendy eyewear Warby Parker noted a shared passion for reading amongst employees and decided to make book clubs an official component of the company’s culture. It’s been a win for everyone involved. Here’s why.

  • Workplace Fun Increases Productivity
    There's evidence that people who have fun at work are happier, healthier, motivated, and more productive than their stressed-out counterparts. Who'da thunk it?
  • Do Abusive Bosses Cause Cheating Workers?
    Whatever you do for a living, whether it's crunch numbers or play ball, working under an abusive leader derails morale. There is some evidence that when it gets bad enough, workers cheat and even break the law.
  • When the Passive-Aggressive Co-worker Is You
    Many of us are not comfortable with confrontation. That's a problem in the workplace, where communication is key. Fail to deal with conflict honestly, and you might wind up sabotaging a project ... or even your whole career. Here's how to recognize these tendencies in yourself and deal with them.
  • Can Having a Terrible Job Make You a Better Person?
    We've all been there -- seemingly stuck in a job that is less than fun. In fact, a job can be terrible, causing us to second-guess our every move at the office. At the end of the day, in a job like this, it can be easy to confuse your own value and self-worth with your employment.
  • When Your Boss Won't Stop Questioning Your Every Move
    Some bosses can't stop asking questions. "Why are you doing that? Will this really work? Are you sure? Why do you think so?" A barrage of this type of questioning makes many people feel that their bosses do not trust them. It's like taking care of a curious toddler, but it's not cute when it's your boss. Here's how to handle the situation.
  • Work BFFs Are Important, But Millennials Value Them the Most [infographic]

    LinkedIn's Relationships @Work study found that 46 percent of workers feel that their friends at the office contribute to their happiness, both at work and at home. Millennials were the most likely to report positive impacts from their office friendships.

  • Want to Work for a Great Company? Here Are 7 Things to Look For
    There are lots of variables that go into creating the best working environment. How do we judge what a great company looks like? What makes for a happy employee? What makes a great boss?
  • Feeling Unproductive? Blame Talkative Co-workers, the No. 1 Office Distraction

    Noisy neighbors are the biggest disruption at work, according to a recent survey from talent mobility consultants Lee Hecht Harrison. Forty-five percent of respondents to an online poll said that talkative co-workers was the most distracting element at the office.