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Four Things I've Learned Since Becoming Everyone's Boss

Well this is awkward. I am about to write about what it’s like to manage people on a site run by one of the people I manage (“Hi Chris!”) This is going to be fine. This is all fine.

Ask LH: What Are The Best Plants For An Office?

Dear Lifehacker, We are looking for some indoor plants for our office in Melbourne CBD. Unfortunately, none of us are horticulturally inclined. Would you be able to share some info on what makes good workplace foliage? We want something that looks cool but isn’t too hard to maintain.

People Who Work In Finance Are More Likely To Cheat On Their Partners

Here’s another reason to hate bankers and stock brokers: according to a poll by adulterous dating site Victoria Milan, the finance industry is the most unfaithful profession. So in addition to routinely destroying the global economy in an endless cycle of greed and damage control, they’re also more likely to cheat on their partners. Tch. Here are the rest of the top ten.

How To Discourage Idiot Colleagues On Talk Like A Pirate Day

Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day (AKA every office jerk’s favourite day of the year.) If you’re sick of hearing multiple exclamations of “shiver me timbers”, “matey” and “arrrrr!”, you need to take matters into your own hands. Here are some methods to kill vernacular piracy dead.

How To Tell If Your Boss Is A Psychopath (And What To Do About It)

Being in business calls for a determined if not ruthless mindset, the ability to be confident and in control, and to be forceful, calculating, and a meticulous planner. Attributes that few possess. But there is one category of person that has them in abundance — the psychopath.

Top 20 Most Complained About Businesses In NSW

NSW Fair Trading has just launched its Complaints Register to document which businesses in the state have received the most complaints each month. It has released its first lot of results for the month of July. Some notable companies on the register include Apple, Foxtel and Harvey Norman. Find out which companies topped the list.

The Complete Pokemon GO Troubleshooting Guide

As Pokemon GO nears its one-month anniversary, the phenomenon is showing no signs of slowing down. Over the past few weeks, we’ve provided a wealth of advice, playing tips and trouble-shooting advice covering everything from combating battery drain to finding the best Pokemon in each state. Whether you’re just starting out or are well on your way to becoming a pocket monster master, you need to read the following articles this weekend…

How To Prevent Employee Burnout

Employee burnout is like a virus you can catch at work. Anyone is susceptible to catching this bug. It comes on gradually and before you know it, you’re down for the count. Thankfully, it’s possible to take preventative steps before it’s too late.

Why Every Business Needs A 'No Arseholes' Policy

There are few things more debilitating in life than a hostile workplace. Usually the blame can be pinned on one or two people. You know the type we’re talking about — they’re the ones who are always complaining and tossing around insults. They thrive on gossip, blame their mistakes on others and will happily throw anyone under the bus if it could lead to a promotion. In short, they’re arseholes.

Invoice2go CEO Chris Strode is keenly aware of the detrimental effect a few bad apples can have on staff happiness and productivity. He has subsequently implemented a strict “no-arsehole” policy to the hiring process. We think it’s a strategy most businesses would do well to emulate.

Ask LH: How Can I Make My Office A Happier Place?

Hi Lifehacker, I have recently started working for an organisation that is still finding its feet. Over the years, there have been various mistakes in communication. Unfortunately, those mistakes have resulted in a lot of resentment between members of the organisation. No one party is entirely in the wrong, but none is entirely right either, it seems.

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