After my EKG test a few weeks ago, my doctor walked into the room and pronounced, "You're normal!" "Well that's the first
One bad apple can disrupt a work environment and wreak havoc on communication, trust, and collegial relationships -- not to mention productivity. Protecting your team with a "No Jerks" hiring policy is smart and goes a long way to cultivating and preserving a harmonious and high functioning workplace.
Feeding your body with nutritious food daily will keep you healthy and alert. There are still those who claim it's easier to eat fast, ready to grab, food. Again, it is these people who need this change the most.
It all started with an idea to start showing more gratitude and a goofy hat -- a green and white snapback cap that was a family gift collecting dust in my closet.
Organizational cultures are not universally good or universally bad for every person. Just because two organizations have the exact same activities (i.e. casual Fridays and philanthropic events) doesn't mean that those activities are received the same way at each company by the employees.
Despite the lamentable fact that I couldn't sell skis in Vermont during the winter, or surfboards in Hawaii during the summer, or even beer to castaways on a desert island, mainly because I would have consumed it myself, I recently got a job as a salesman.
Professional behavior should be a given expectation among working adults but in reality, most of us have experienced unprofessional conduct in the workplace. You can choose your friends but you don't always have the luxury of choosing your colleagues.
The truth of the matter is that life's issues don't stop when we enter our place of employment (for us or for our co-workers). In fact they can be magnified because of the diversity represented. Whether there are two or two thousand people, as long as humans co-exist, opportunity for offense is present.
You've worked with them all at one point or another. Here's how to handle their quirks and critiques like a boss, even if you aren't one.
This is just a lose/lose.