office culture

Yes, Your Office Space Is Getting Smaller

As technology gets smaller, the space we are provided with to work also shrinks. In the 1950s, the typical office worker was assigned a total of 50 square metres of space. By the end of this decade, that figure will have dropped to 10 square metres.

Pitch Someone Inexperienced Before Trying To Pitch Your Boss

When you assume someone knows what you’re talking about, and they don’t, it can make them feel inferior and miss a lot of important information. Figure out what’s common knowledge and what’s not by practising on someone inexperienced before pitching an idea to your boss.

How To Make The Most Of A Mentor And Get Ahead In Your Career

Having a mentor is a great way to gain experience and knowledge that’s not easy to gain from formal education. Ironically, getting the most out of your mentor doesn’t come with a handbook. So we wrote one.

Find The Balance Between Being Private And Friendly At Work

When you work with others, you’re always trying to find that balance of connection and separation. You need your own personal mental space, but you also don’t want to appear anti-social. A recent article helps you find that “sweet spot” between the two.

How To Effectively Work For A Manager You Never See

Whether you work from home or your boss works remotely, the workplace today is much different from the centralized offices of the past. For many organisations, remote employees spread across the country are now the norm. Here’s how you can effectively work with your boss, even if you aren’t in the same place.

Use The Value Of Your Experience To Assert Yourself At Work

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. Next time you’re faced with the choice of speaking up or shrinking back from the issue, Harvard Business Review suggests you draw confidence from your experience and choose to be assertive about your views.

If You Can't Have Work-Life Balance, Try Work-Life Integration

Finding the right balance for work and life is difficult. If you find that your work and home life interfere with one another, you might want to try a “work-life integration” mentality instead.

Why You Might Want To Tell Your Boss You're Thinking About Quitting

Most people turn in their four weeks’ notice without a warning for fear of being fired. But if you and you have a fair boss and fixable problems, meeting with your boss before quitting could work out in your favour.

Ask LH: What Should I Do When My Job Role Doesn't Match The Description?

Hi Lifehacker, What would you do if you are in a particular role in your company (mine is web designer) but you haven’t been assigned enough tasks to improve your skills and experiences? There haven’t been enough design tasks in my role and I’ve ended up doing all sorts of other tasks. I’d like to seek another job but I lack confidence since I haven’t been able to build on my skills here. Any suggestions?

Six Characteristics That Make A Highly Effective Team

Great teams don’t just happen. Those teams that fit together like puzzle pieces are the result of hard work and thoughtful leadership. But what exactly are the things you need to look for when putting together a highly effective team?