Top Stories office culture
- The Remote Worker's Guide To Office Etiquette
- Why Sharing Your Success Is Perceived As Bragging
- Seven Things Your IT Department Wishes You Knew About Tech Support
- Stop Expecting Privacy When You Use Work Apps
- How To Build A Stronger Team When You're Not The Boss
- Why There Are No Right Or Wrong Career Moves
Some meetings can be a complete waste of time, especially when you know your presence isn’t essential. Here is a non-confrontational way to try and get out of those meetings so you can get back to your work.
Working from home, whether it’s once in a while or every day, doesn’t make you immune to the social weirdness that comes with other people. In fact, being physically removed from your coworkers can make communicating that much stranger. Here’s what you need to know to avoid awkward silences in chat rooms, flat jokes on conference calls, or just feeling isolated from the rest of your colleagues.
Imagine you just received a great bit of news at work — a promotion, pay rise, new car, an acceptance letter from the top journal in your field. If you are like me, you would probably like to open your door or pick up your phone and share your happiness with co-workers and friends. But research that colleagues and I have recently carried out suggested you should think twice.
You can be a lot more productive when you have to spend less time explaining things over email. By setting a limit on how many times you’re willing to discuss something over email, you can reduce your workload and avoid any miscommunication.
Working in the IT department is often a thankless job. You’re like the invisible behind-the-scenes worker who is only noticed when something breaks — and then you’re blamed for it. Here are seven misconceptions about tech support reps and the IT department you should know so you can work better with the IT guy or gal.
Your privacy is important, and you need to take steps to protect it in the office environment. When you use office computers, phones or other gear, you shouldn’t expect privacy. And yet, so many still do. Here’s why it doesn’t make sense, and what you can actually do if you want to have an off the record conversation.
I frequently encounter people struggling with a career decision they believe they have to get “right” or disaster is surely imminent. “What if I take this job and I hate it?” they might say. But this idea of right and wrong in your career path is a fallacy. There are only choices, and with every choice comes an opportunity.