Category Archives: Work Culture

Why civility at work is good—and good for business

April 29, 2024 Why civility at work is good—and good for business Industry experts share techniques for cultivating a positive work experience BY FastCo Works Incivility is on the rise, fueled by factors such as widening political divides and less-than-social behavior on social media platforms. While uncivil behavior takes an emotional toll on people, it’s also … Continue reading Why civility at work is good—and good for business

9 types of difficult colleagues (and how to handle each one)

March 20, 2024 9 types of difficult colleagues (and how to handle each one) Nick Robinson explains simple, direct strategies to deal with the most common types of difficult colleagues. BY Nick Robinson When handling difficult people at work, it’s essential to first spot and understand their type. This allows you to actively deal with a … Continue reading 9 types of difficult colleagues (and how to handle each one)

Thinking about work as a calling can be meaningful, but there can be unexpected downsides as well

  By The Conversation January 25, 2024 Many Americans—especially young adults—want to do work that feels meaningful. Creating meaning for oneself may be especially important as fewer workplaces provide good pay and benefits to their employees. Those who are religious or spiritual often want to connect their faith to their work through a sense of calling. But there … Continue reading Thinking about work as a calling can be meaningful, but there can be unexpected downsides as well

7 ways to build cultural intelligence and become a more inclusive leader

  By Colette Phillips January 22, 2024 There are many culture gaps among the Black, brown, and white experiences that whites often don’t even realize. Cultural intelligence can help us bridge those gaps. Institutions can use cultural intelligence not simply as a communications tool, but also to improve practices and make them more inclusive.  For … Continue reading 7 ways to build cultural intelligence and become a more inclusive leader

This is how to stop being afraid to ask questions at work

  By Featured January 22, 2024 Fear often silences our questions at work, leaving us adrift in uncertainty, and often reduces productivity. But what if you could unlock a healthier, vibrant work atmosphere by becoming more proficient with inquiry? Forget the whispers of “incompetent” or “uninformed.” Asking questions isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a … Continue reading This is how to stop being afraid to ask questions at work