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5 essential steps to resolve a conflict at work

Though Jane enjoyed working as the sales manager of Wilbey & Sons, working with Scott, the financial manager, was a constant struggle for her. At every meeting, Scott would take great care to explain why all her ideas were unworkable. Also, Scott was constantly asking for sales projections and financial data from her and always wanted it in excruciating detail. ...




Why Do Toxic People Get Promoted? For the Same Reason Humble People Do: Political Skill

Sometimes the wrong people get promoted. They might be deceitful and unscrupulously manipulative (what psychologists call “Machiavellian”); or impulsive and thrill-seeking without any sense of guilt (psychopathic); or egotistically preoccupied with themselves, having a sense of grandiosity, entitlement, and superiority (narcissistic). ...




Overhaul Your Employee Onboarding Process With Software

4 Key Factors to Consider When You Select Your Onboarding Software


Modern onboarding software has dramatically reshaped how companies, large and small, can approach training programs that are both highly customizable and affordable for their new employees. ...




Fidgeting while you work might be good for you

People who can't resist fidgeting while they work may want to stop trying to kick the habit, because a new study suggests all that toe tapping and pencil rapping may be good for their health.
 
 
Previous research has linked long stretches of sedentary time – whether facing a computer or watching TV – with poor health outcomes even in people who get plenty of exercise, the researchers note in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. ...




10 Examples of Companies With Fantastic Cultures

Having great company culture is no longer just an option. Today’s workers consider it as much as they consider salary and benefits. In fact, fantastic company culture is almost expected along with other traditional benefits.
 
While the culture that works for one company might not work for another, you can learn a lot from companies who are doing it right, and get started on company culture hacks of your own. ...




Top 8 Advantages Of Cross-functional Team Collaboration

Many of the innovative software companies like Google, Facebook, Netflix, and Amazon have started adopting the benefits of cross-team collaboration. You know why? Because of inspiration and innovation, coordination and organization and speed. You need to re-think if you are still dependent on siloed departments. ...




Here's What Sexual Harassment Costs Its Victims

When Kyle Godfrey-Ryan worked as an assistant to television host Charlie Rose in the mid-2000s, she experienced a workplace environment that was anything but professional. The position didn't pay well, she says, but it required being on call 18 hours per day, and Rose's conduct sometimes involved berating her verbally, recounting a specific sexual fantasy about her and walking naked in front of her in his home, she told the Washington Post. ...




10 signs your workplace culture is toxic & how to fix it

It’s a hard thing to admit … that your work culture may be toxic. But identifying the symptoms and finding the antidotes for them can quickly improve morale, engagement, retention and productivity. Let’s get started. 
 
Here to help is Ross Kimbarovsky, founder and CEO of crowdspring, who has some unique insights into the signs of a toxic workplace and how to remedy them. ...




We Interviewed 57 Female CEOs to Find Out How More Women Can Get to the Top

Only 6.4% of Fortune 500 companies are run by female CEOs, and while there is incremental progress — there are 32 female CEOs this year, the highest percentage ever, compared with only 21 last year — the rate of change can feel excruciatingly slow. ...




4 Springtime Strategies to Liven up Your Company Culture

Spring into the season at your company: Spend these warming months building a world-class work environment.
 


 

From Google, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to HubSpot, Glassdoor’s annual list of the  best places to work-- 2018 all bring something a bit different to the table. ...