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Advice for your awkward workplace dilemmas

May 31, 2013
Clashing personalities at the office can lead to some uncomfortable -- even toxic -- work environments. What can be done about a colleague who's too loud? A moody boss? Here's some sage advice for how to handle your awkward office lives.
Posted In: Work, workplace culture, bosses

When it comes to work, are you a giver or taker?

May 31, 2013
Great news: turns out you don't have to be an aggressive, self-serving, manipulative employee to get ahead at work! New research shows that "givers," people who do favors for others, are some of the most successful people at the office.
Posted In: Work, workplace culture, giving

Oh no she didn't! Advice on 'Working with Bitches'

Apr 5, 2013
Dismissive remarks. Cattiness. Talking behind people's backs. That kind of behavior doesn't end in junior high -- it can make your life at work miserable, too. We've got advice on how to deal with a bitch at work. Plus, learn about the eight different types.
Posted In: workplace, Jobs, culture

Is time wasting really a waste of time?

Nov 8, 2012
We all waste time in different ways at work -- maybe on Twitter or Facebook -- could it actually be beneficial?
Posted In: workplace, time management

Tattoos in the workplace: Still taboo?

Oct 19, 2012
Tattoos might traditionally send negative signals to employer: that you are a rebel, or that you don't think about the future. But as they become more and more common, do tattoos still matter as much around the workplace?
Posted In: tattoos

Dress code: The history of 'business casual'

Aug 17, 2012
How the Aloha State, aging boomers and a bad patch in the economy changed what we wear to work.
Posted In: business casual, dress code, workplace

Office fun is serious business

Aug 16, 2012
Trust falls, scavenger hunts, outdoor team-building -- these are activities best left to the professionals.
Posted In: Fun At Work, workplace, office behavior

Dress Code: Is every day 'Casual Friday' at your office?

Aug 13, 2012
What should, or shouldn’t, be allowed in a company dress code? Send us your photos or stories about the crazy or questionable outfits you’ve rocked -- or caught coworkers rocking -- at work.

Who gets to have work?

Aug 9, 2012
If fun means fulfilling, education definitely helps.
Posted In: class, Education, employment, Richard Florida, Fun At Work

About this collection

Fun is the office F word. Ever heard of anybody getting up in the morning and going to fun? We go to WORK. But, with the dot-com boom came ping-pong tables and nerf guns. All those tech geeks in Silicon Valley looked like they were having so much fun. So, in these economic doldrums -- is having fun at work as important as it used to be? Who's having it, who's not? What's the history of business casual? We'll be exploring these questions and more in our "Workplace Culture" series.

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