Category Archives: Work Environment

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

4 tips for working with a colleague who lacks self-awareness

By Tracy Brower   February 02, 2022     Success in your job requires plenty of interpersonal skills. One important ability is to work cohesively with different kinds of people—even those who are challenging. One of the toughest personalities is the person who thinks they’re the smartest person in the room. Unfortunately, the competitive nature … Continue reading 4 tips for working with a colleague who lacks self-awareness

How to Divide and Conquer Work Assignments Based on Strengths and Preferences

Liz Kislik November 19, 2021   Last week I attended a series of meetings with the leadership team of a startup operation. We discussed a variety of initiatives — some in the planning stage, others in mid-implementation or at the point of debriefing. I observed as the leaders shared their thoughts about the current and … Continue reading How to Divide and Conquer Work Assignments Based on Strengths and Preferences