Could Your Co-worker Could Eventually Be Your New Best Friend?

Ms. Career Girl

So if combining our work and our social life–the two most important areas of well-being—together leads to greater success and happiness, then the question we need to ask is how do we know which of our co-workers might eventually be our new BFF?

4 Ways For Dealing With A Negative Co-Worker

Career Realism

4 Ways For Dealing With A Negative Co-Worker. To more seasoned workers, that may seem like a lot, but staying in a job two to five years looks like it is going to be the norm for millennials (the generation born between the early-1980’s and early-2000’s). This type of shift in employment trends leads to changes in workplace dynamics. Related: 5 Tips For Dealing With Difficult Co-Workers. CAREEREALISM.


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Sometimes Great Teammates Decide To Let Co-Workers Live With the Consequences of Stupid Decisions.

The HR Capitalist

Change Communications Culture Employee Relations Leadership Performance Management Talent WorkplaceSometime after your first year with your company, you start to settle in. All the onboarding is complete, the honeymoon is over and you've accurately assessed your job as a mix of positives and negatives. If you're still there and not on the market after a year, that generally means you're content.

4 Tips On Giving Constructive Feedback to Your Manager and Co-Workers


Some of you may cringe at the thought of giving your co-workers constructive feedback. As an outsider you can provide your co-workers with valuable insights into their performance and point out certain behavior they may not be aware of. Your co-worker may already have a specific skill in mind that they’re trying to develop, for example improving their sales pitch or presentation skills.

5 Steps To Easily Connect With Your Co-Workers

Career Realism

Have Less Awkward Bonding Times with Your Co-Workers. Here’s How You Can Bond Better With Your Co-Workers… 1. When you can, make an effort to mingle with your workplace colleagues after office hours or during meetings. Be curious about your co-workers, but don’t be intrusive. You might be stressed but that’s no reason to dump all your frustrations on your co-worker.

9 Tips for Introverts in the Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

Let’s face it: In the workplace, fortune often favors the extroverts. It’s not that extroverted people are better at their jobs—they simply excel at the interpersonal skills that can be the difference between two workers when both are up for a promotion. Susan Cain, a famous advocate on behalf of introverts in the workplace, says that introverts like her are often passed over for promotions to leadership positions because it isn’t clear they have managerial ambitions.

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Poll Results: What is your dividing line between personal and.


Contact Us Home About Us Six Areas of Worklife CREW Leadership Consulting Services About Burnout Presentations & Workshops Books for Sale WorkEngagement Blog Shared Interests How do you manage your breaks during the workday? Posted on March 21, 2011 by cheeseman Several weeks ago we posted a poll on the site asking how you managed the line between personal and professional: are your co-workers your closest confidants or do they barely know your first name?

2011 161

The HR Capitalist Playbook for Men Avoiding Workplace Harassment Claims.

The HR Capitalist

Lucky for you, I'm here as a guy HR leader to give you my straight up Playbook for Men Avoiding Workplace Harassment Claims. But if you're incapable of that, stay out of the workplace, Jack. Check your bag and handle small stuff on the road without treating a female co-worker like your wife/girlfriend. Look, it's OK to make small talk about life with your female co-workers, and every once in awhile, it goes to a place of personal information.

2017 92

Dealing With Workplace Betrayal, Part 3 (Gossip)


This is the third in a four-part series on workplace betrayal. It discusses workplace gossip in the context of the Oxford Dictionary’s definition of betrayal as “to reveal secrets or information entrusted as confidential or personal.”. It is difficult to stop a rumor (regardless of whether it is true or false) once it takes hold in the workplace. A co-worker? Part 2: Dealing with Workplace Betrayal, What to Do When Someone Steals Credit for an Idea.

2014 117

Keys To Building A Winning Workplace

Career Realism

In many ways, a successful workplace is a lot like a championship-caliber sports team. Well-run workplaces and championship teams have the following characteristic in common. A Successful Workplace Needs Strong Leadership (The Coach) via GIPHY Whether it's a manager, company president, or CEO, the tone from the organization usually starts from the top. New employees bring with them fresh ideas and no attachment to established methods of the workplace.

2019 54

Eliminating workplace enemies

Ms. Career Girl

I won’t sugarcoat it – having “enemies” in the workplace sucks. Often times a co-worker becomes an enemy because of jealously. There are certain benefits to this but it can often lead to resentment among your co-workers or you being labeled as a tattle-tail. Out of college I was part of a leadership program that offered recent grads great management experience from day one. ” Have you ever had any workplace drama or enemies?

Rachel Dolezal (Spokane NAACP) and the Deep Circle of Self-ID in the Workplace.

The HR Capitalist

But when you dig deeper, it's almost impossible for people who deal with talent issues not to turn to the an important concept we've dealt with for years: Self-ID in the workplace. . In the normal workplace, we don't have the ability to challenge someone's self ID, especially as it relates to race. Co-workers and relatives began hearing from her or others that her background was mixed-race — and even that she had called herself black. But Self-ID in the workplace?

2015 121

The Power of Sincerity, Empathy, and Delivery in the Workplace

Cube Rules

As workers in the corporate world, we will inevitably have days when nothing seems to be going right. Lots of career websites out there offer advice on how to improve productivity or boost workplace morale, and many of your friends and family will offer you similarly hackneyed tips. But here I’ll propose a few intangibles that–no joke– revolutionized my relationship to my job, my co-workers, and my boss. photo credit: Stéfan.

2010 192

Network TV Drama & the Little White Lies in the Workplace


The workplace is a culture, a human echo system filled with those doing, avoiding, and lying. Your office serves as the set and stage for the workplace daytime soap opera or evening network drama. With your management, leadership, and HR teams playing a role or running referee. Like any good drama television or your workplace, it’s the little white lies that serve up the fun. The little white lies in the workplace are the host of any good workplace drama.

2011 97

Safety Advice: Violence in the Workplace

Careers Done Write

Justice Department, workplace homicides average 500 a year in the U.S. Although we may not be able to completely eradicate violence in the workplace, we can take steps to enhance our ability to prevent violence and increase our safety. If you are not in a leadership position, ask your Human Resources Dept. If you notice a co-worker that appears to have mental health issues, a history of violence, or discusses extreme, bizarre views, talk to HR.

2013 114

3 Toxic Workplace Habits You Need to Ditch


Sludge is the term we use during Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) training for the workplace chatter that reinforces this idea: people can’t be trusted with complete autonomy. The dusty workplace of old may be slowly but surely losing its firm grip on us, but we still have some toxic tendencies that linger in the cube farms–be they physical or virtual. This is the Sludge that’s spewed about a co-worker who isn’t within earshot: Pamela: “How is Steve getting a promotion?

2013 131

I'm Sabotaging My Employees' Job Searches Through LinkedIn Connections

Evil HR Lady

Monday, November 22, 2010 I’m Sabotaging My Employees’ Job Searches Through LinkedIn Connections Dear Evil HR Lady, I have several recommendations from co-workers listed on my LinkedIn profile. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR. Need to explain to someone why, even after working their rear end off all year, that their annual increase is 2.7%? Come to HR.

2010 133

Should Collaboration in the Workplace Be Required?


Jack Welch Leadership Principles ) So how do we choose to align, collaborate and partner up to reach our business goals? Would you like to find more value and acceptance in, Who your co-workers are instead of focusing on who they aren’t?? Then proceed to the next section of learning more about how to work collaboratively and with partners in the workplace! Pick one of the 3 relationships – Boss, Work Expectations, or Co-Workers to focus on.

2013 111

Creating a Red Rubber Ball Moment in the Workplace


While I worked exhausting hours and two to three weekends a month, I regularly visited the store on my day’s off to spend time with my co-workers over breakfast, dinner, or just checking in. And that’s the exact problem with most workplaces today. The difference between an engaged and disengaged workforce in most situations should be based on a company culture’s level of play within the workplace. Have you ever had a red rubber ball moment?

2011 105

Top 5 Blogs in the #Workplace


Each week Blogging4Jobs brings you the Top Workplace Blogs of the Week. The Year Of The Employee: Human Resources, Leadership And HR Technology Predictions For 2014: A new year brings a whole new group of possibilities in the ways we interact and how. One drink at a time: While drinking amongst co-workers can be a hazardous experience, if done correctly it can be a better tool than any team builder or trust fall.

2014 99

3 Ways to Build Power and Influence in the Workplace


This article is Part 3 of an ongoing series on influence in work, life, and the workplace. Using Power and Influence in the Workplace. ” When looking to assert influence in the workplace, it’s important to understand that the foundation required to achieve it and the responsibility that comes with its use. To be able to influential, your peers and leadership first have to trust you. What Works: Aggressive vs. Assertive Leadership and Work Styles?

2012 108

Why Do You Choose to Lead?


Quantifying leadership practices and strategies to maximum effect is not new and neither are the myriad of different forms to which such quantification can lead. Simply browsing the business section of a bookstore or Amazon will yield scads of leadership books focusing on leading by example, leading from behind/above/nearby, leading like {insert famous fictional character here}, leading like Machiavelli would recommend, and so on. Servant Leadership.

2015 107

How To Be More Confident In The Workplace

Career Realism

For instance, some of us have been in awkward situations with our bosses and/or co-workers. Someone might’ve taken full credit for your work, a co-worker has not been using appropriate language in the workplace, or your boss ignores all of your efforts to make the company more successful. But how does one become more confident in the workplace ? How To Be More Confident In The Workplace. Workplace career

2013 88

7 Questions To Ask When Dealing With Workplace Conflict

Career Realism

Workplace conflict” is a special kind of conflict as opposed to the kind of conflict we experience in our personal lives with family members, significant others, friends, and even neighbors. Related: How To Deal With Conflict In The Workplace. Workplace conflict can be a minor distraction or it can become so toxic that you dread going to work each day. 7 Questions To Ask When Dealing With Workplace Conflict. 3 Reasons For Stress In The Workplace.

2015 87

How Your Personal Brand Benefits You in More Ways Than You Think

Professional Resume Services

They may want to be a leader, but if they become increasingly uncomfortable when they are put into leadership roles, they may realize they don’t have the personality for it. With employees focusing more on being happy in the workplace, the concept of culture is becoming even more important. When people view your LinkedIn profile, they should be able to clearly see your leadership qualities and see you as a valuable resource.

2019 153

Some Thoughts on Recognition for Blue-Collar Workers.

The HR Capitalist

I think so, but something that's lost in the recognition/engagement market is that for many blue collar workers, getting recognition in front of their peers actually makes them feel like a dork/brown-noser. I think many blue-collar workers we have today in America are a lot like Kent. Hearing that the boss was talking about your great work in a casual way among your co-workers is a passive, low impact way for the Kent Dunn's of the world to feel good. Recognition.

2017 102

3 Ways Young Professionals Can Gain Confidence In The Workplace

Career Realism

How can you gain confidence in the workplace ? There are sets of leadership competencies that set the best-performers apart from average, that build on these basics – e.g., self-regulation is the basis for the discipline to achieve goals, to be adaptable, and to remain calm and clear under pressure. These leadership competencies are learned – and learnable.” Those relationships will be with your manager, co-workers, and colleagues from across the organization.

2013 63

Want to be Less Stressed Out? More Productive? Try This.

Ms. Career Girl

Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage and Harvard Business Professor, suggests to his clients that the first email they send each morning express specific gratitude to a co-worker. Thanks for being such a great co-worker, it’s great working with you.

2020 219

coworker has appointed herself the food police

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager coworker has appointed herself the food police February 16, 2011 A reader writes: Lately, several members of the office staff have been whispering about the disturbing exchange between two of my co-workers. Co-worker A is 20-something, tall and very thin. Co-worker B is 50-something, short and…well…not so thin. Co-worker A is constantly scrutinizing everything that B consumes throughout the day.

10 Things That Haven’t Changed For Women In The Business World

Career Realism

Although these pieces of legislation were intended to level the paying field for men and women, in 2021, women still only earn 82 cents for every dollar earned by male co-workers. Men Still Dominate Professional Fields It's not just Fortune 500 companies that lack female leadership.

2021 64

Bringing Out the Best in Your Sucky Boss


I first came across this concept as I struggled with my own relationship with a previous boss and co-worker at my first job out of college. According to leadership researcher Wiseman there are two types of managers: diminishers and multipliers. Business HR conversation culture employee leadership high performance teams leadership development leadership strengths leadership style management style motivating employees multiplying up my boss sucks

2011 118

Are You Listening to Bad Career Advice?

Professional Resume Services

The best executive resume services will typically offer different bits of information than you would receive from family, friends, co-workers or anyone else. It’s more important to step up and ask for more responsibilities, demonstrate your leadership qualities and make it known you want to move forward in your career. Blog Career & Workplace Professional Resumes c-level personal branding Career executive resume services LinkedIn Profile Development

2018 130

Overachievers And Why We Hate Them


So why do organizations, leaders, and co-workers hate overachievers? They refuse help and undermine your leadership. HR employee engagement leadership style motivating employees the paradox of excellence working with overachievers workplace overachieversI work very hard at what I do with every client, presentation, and article I write. Some may call me an overachiever. I work long hours, solve complex problems and do it all with a passion and smile most days.

2011 128

Money isn’t the Only Thing That Should Contribute to Happiness at Work

Professional Resume Services

If you’re like many people, you likely spend more time with your co-workers than you do your own family. Plus, you may eventually find yourself in a leadership role you never imagined, which will be a great addition to your executive bio. While our expertise is in writing and revising resumes, cover letters and more, we also work with executives to help them discover the right workplace environments for them. Are you happy with your job?

2018 100

HR Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention


Suicide has long been a taboo topic in the workplace. But the recent deaths by suicide of comedian, Robin Williams, and Germanwings pilot, Andreas Lubitz, have opened a public conversation about mental illness and suicide in the workplace. Also, as the lines between home and work continue to blur, personal issues creep into the workplace, and work problems often find their way into employees’ personal lives. HR suicide suicide in the workplace

2015 128

6 Reasons A Flexible Work Schedule Will Change Your Life

Career Realism

Between interruptions from co-workers, a loud atmosphere, and other distractions, it can be hard to focus on your projects. Syverson says she believes workplace productivity is enhanced by a healthy time-off policy.

2021 76

Would You Work For Them? Here Are The 5 Greatest TV Bosses

Career Realism

Liz Lemon (30 Rock) via GIPHY Liz Lemon may work a little too hard, but it's because she cares about her job and her co-workers. She's willing to do whatever she can to help her co-workers. He leads the 99th precinct on "Brooklyn 99" and he has the respect of all his co-workers. Here's why she takes the top spot on this list: • She always keeps the energy in the workplace up. • She constantly supports her co-workers. •

2019 44

The Real Costs and Causes of Presenteeism


This is a standard joke in the workplace, and we often put the blame on the employee. Support system: Do your co-workers gossip about you around the water cooler for missing a day, or for taking all your vacation time? Do you see this phenomenon in your workplace? Leadership Work Business leadership paid time off Peter Gibbons Presenteeism sick leave time off “Yeah, I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I’m working.

2013 100

How To Be The Leader Every Employer Wants

Career Realism

Businesses all over the country rate lack of future leadership as one of their top concerns, according to If you can showcase your leadership skills to a new employer, you have a better chance at achieving a successful career you desire. It is common to be asked about your leadership skills and experience on the job application, at the interview, or in the first meeting with your new boss. Leadership doesn’t have to happen at work. Workplace leadership

2013 87

5 Ways To Show You’re Ready For More Responsibility At Work

Career Realism

Help Overworked And Stressed Co-workers. Once you’re done with the tasks assigned to you, you can help out any co-worker who’s overwhelmed with their tasks. Let your co-worker tell you what to do — and then give it your best shot. Make sure you have your co-workers permission before you tell your boss and other officemates about the collaboration.

2015 87

More About Working At Facebook | Work It Daily

Career Realism

Leadership. The leadership team at Facebook is very proactive and hands-on, offering their feedback and providing insight to employees every day. Co-Workers. Co-workers are always collaborating with each other and having fun while in the office, making it very easy to come into work every day. It's important that we get our jobs done, but it's also important that we are happy at our workplace.

2019 51

More About Working At Facebook | Work It Daily

Career Realism

Leadership. The leadership team at Facebook is very proactive and hands-on, offering their feedback and providing insight to employees every day. Co-Workers. Co-workers are always collaborating with each other and having fun while in the office, making it very easy to come into work every day. It’s important that we get our jobs done, but it’s also important that we are happy at our workplace.

2019 51

How To Create A Good Office Environment For Your Employees

Career Realism

The lack of communication from one co-worker to another can be so much that while working in same office, we rarely meet people working in other departments, unless there’s a work-related reason to. This creates a healthy family environment in the office that is without any doubt a major contributor to an efficient and happy workplace. Hand out medals and trophies for awards like the most social person, most humorous person and hardest worker.

2013 80