Articles with the tag workplace

How Human Resources Pros Can Help Employees Defeat Imposter Syndrome

It may not be the most glamorous job in the world, but there is an element of flair to working in human resources. People aren’t reducible to simple numbers or even facts, so recruitment requires a certain amount of insight, instinct, and imagination. Human resources professionals need to imagine how each candidate will fit into […]

Practicing Generosity – Get Better at Delegating

When you’re stressed out and operating below-par due to overwork, handing tasks to other people sounds like the obvious answer – but it has to be done right. Delegating is a skill, perhaps even an artform, because it is such a delicate matter. You might get called out for believing that handing work to someone […]

How to Take Care of Yourself in a Toxic Work Environment

A workplace can be a pretty mixed bag of attitudes, personalities, quirks, and strategies. Not everybody is in business to make friends, serve the community, and enrich our culture and economy. And even some of those who are have a funny way of going about it.

How the Gig Economy Could Benefit People with Mental Health Problems

In a 2014 survey, 60 percent of American adults claimed work was a significant source of stress. Everyone’s job can be difficult to handle, but those who already have mental health disorders can have a harder time dealing with the stresses of traditional employment. Between bosses and coworkers who don’t understand your illness, long stressful […]

Declutter Your Desk by Spending 5 Minutes a Day

What do your desk and company look like? Every office is different, of course. Creative companies, for example, may have a more artistic approach to their desks and offices, too. Manufacturing companies are completely different, with production facilities and more straightforward offices. Those, in turn, differ from a less-creative office environment.

How to Improve Empathy at Work

Empathy, which is the ability to understand other people’s emotions and what they’re thinking or feeling, is a powerful tool for building relationships and creating meaningful connections at work. Empathy allows employees to foster a sense of unity with one another, which in turn fosters productivity and increases employee satisfaction. However, despite the vital role […]

20 Ways to Boost Your Energy at Work

Have you ever experienced that post-lunch energy dip? For a lot of people, this is a daily struggle. Although some of us may be able to steal away from an hour mid-day for a nap, most 9-5 workers have to find creative ways to boost energy throughout the day. The go-to solution is usually coffee […]

Are You Happy at Work?

Happiness is a hard thing to gauge. It can change from day to day, moment to moment. The choices we make and actions we take affect our feelings of satisfaction. How much time do you spend doing things that make you happy? A key step towards attaining satisfaction is understanding the importance of the personal […]

How to Spend the Last 10 Minutes of Your Work Day

How do you start your day? Do you dive right into work the moment you get to the office? How about the end of the day? Do you tend to make the most of your time and work till the last possible minute, or do you – like many people, I dare say – use […]

Is There A Right Way To Bring Up An Ethical Issue At Work?

  Workplace ethics can be a difficult subject to talk about. After all, loyalty, honesty and morality are traits that we expect our fellow workers to have. However, some might not hold these qualities as dear as others. Unfortunately, you will probably have to face an ethical issue during your time in the workforce. And, […]