office culture

Seek Small Changes, Not Big Ones, To Get More Responsibility At Work

Knowing how to pursue upward or lateral mobility in a company is important if you want to stay relevant and gain more experience. Ask your boss for small changes, instead of big ones, to give yourself a better shot at gaining more responsibility at work.

Don't Call People Out, Call People Forth

When you get frustrated with a coworker, teammate or partner, a typical reaction is to call them out. Instead of highlighting the problems in the open — and possibly embarrassing them — use it as an opportunity to be a positive influence and help.

Ask LH: How Can I Succeed In A Job Based On The Road?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m one of the final applicants for a new state sales role that is completely based on the road. As I’ve always been at a desk in an office this is both exciting and scary! What sort of things will I need to be aware of when traveling around the state selling and working from home? They are also offering a car allowance — how does that work and what do I need to keep in mind?

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.