Category Archives: Work Environment

Beyond burnout: Why are so many people unhappy at work these days?

By Kathleen Davis October 05, 2022 Even before the pandemic ushered in phrases like the Great Resignation and quiet quitting, burnout among the most dedicated employees was an issue. But in the last few years, employees across industries suffered a remarkable decline in morale, and are quitting, retiring, changing jobs or scaling back. Often the … Continue reading Beyond burnout: Why are so many people unhappy at work these days?

The upside of a disrupted work environment? We’ve become better writers

By Martha B. Coven   May 19, 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the habits of working professionals. Amidst the struggle to secure child care and a reliable internet connection, we’ve experienced a revolution in another fundamental aspect of work life: our writing. Many jobs now involve a constant juggling act of emailing, Slack messaging, … Continue reading The upside of a disrupted work environment? We’ve become better writers

It’s not all bad news: These 5 tech stocks are rallying at the end of a punishing week

By Sam Becker   May 13, 2022 It was a week to forget for many investors, especially those with portfolios heavy on the tech side. Earlier this week, big tech companies combined to lose more than $1 trillion in value in just three days, according to CNBC—a list that includes Microsoft, Tesla, Amazon, Alphabet, Nvidia, … Continue reading It’s not all bad news: These 5 tech stocks are rallying at the end of a punishing week

I work a 9-to-5 job from a mountainside van. Here’s how I do it

By Laura Tiensuu   February 20, 2022 After putting the finishing touches on our newly renovated, 2004 Sprinter van, my partner and I set off to see if the “digital nomad” lifestyle was as attainable as the influencers on Instagram make it appear. The short answer? It’s not. But with a supportive employer, preparation, and … Continue reading I work a 9-to-5 job from a mountainside van. Here’s how I do it

Workers can become alienated from work without this thing

By John Coleman   February 17, 2022 Before the COVID-19 pandemic upended life around the  world, we were living in the most prosperous period in all of human history, and yet people weren’t happier or more fulfilled. Why? A rising collection of data confirm and illuminate the disconnect between prosperity and purpose. An incredibly high … Continue reading Workers can become alienated from work without this thing

3 ways Black workers say their white colleagues and managers can support them

By Jennifer R. Joe and Wendy K. Smith—The Conversation   February 12, 2022   President Joe Biden committed the U.S. government to racial equity by issuing four executive orders on Jan. 26 that seek to curb systemic racism. In the orders, he cited the killing of George Floyd in 2020, which sparked months of protests … Continue reading 3 ways Black workers say their white colleagues and managers can support them