Here’s Why You Should Sit in a Circle at Work

When you picture “sitting in a circle,” adults in professional dress probably aren’t the folks who spring to mind. You might instead imagine schoolchildren during reading time, or perhaps assembled for a round of duck-duck-goose. But, sitting in a circle …

Why We Work (Besides the Money)

There are very few people who have the kind of money that makes working optional rather than mandatory. But, just because we need to work to pay the bills, that doesn’t mean that money is the only reason we go …

4 Possible Surprises From the Offices of the Future

Of course, no one knows for sure what the future will bring, but that hasn't stopped humans from trying to predict what's to come for centuries. These days, it's especially difficult to speculate about the future because things are changing so quickly. Who knows what will come along next? Still, it's fun to think about. Also, there are also some current workplace trends than can help our guesses veer toward the more educated variety. When thinking about the offices of the future, here are a few wild to semi-wild possibilities to keep on your radar.

What’s So Wrong With European Work Culture, Anyway?

There's an unfortunate stereotype about Europe that often rears its head when politicians are talking about the U.S. economy and work culture. Comparisons with countries like France and Italy can characterize these European states as lazy, unmotivated, and dangerous for free market growth.

Are Tech Jobs Just Crazy Hard on Workers?

The short answer is "yes." It's also "no" and "it depends." The recent New York Times critique of Amazon's work culture — the most commented-on piece in the publication's history — has resulted in a firestorm of both backlash and support from the media and tech titans. Former and current Amazon employees have chimed in, sharing views and experiences that both support and negate the Times' claim that Amazon is a company guilty of "conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions."