At the turn of the century, many people have thought that office work will soon be reduced. The advent of labor-saving devices such as computers, modems, faxes and cellular phones was seen to ease up life’s pressures. A four-day workweek, possibly even three, is forthcoming. But to many people’s dismay, ... Continue Reading
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — If you wear flip-flops to the office during the summer, there’s a good chance your co-workers are giving you the evil eye behind your back.
Nearly three quarters of Americans think it’s inappropriate for employees to wear sandals in the office during the summer, making flip-flops the most ... Continue Reading
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Students and recent graduates hoping to land that dream summer internship will likely face an improved, but still mixed, job environment this year. The private sector has boosted the number of job openings available throughout the year, but budget problems at the state and local government level ... Continue Reading
CHICAGO (TheStreet) — It’s become a seasonal tradition: employees celebrating their post-Thanksgiving return to work by logging on and ordering holiday presents on “Cyber Monday.”
Expecting your workers to be productive over the next couple of weeks is a tall order. Unless you’re in retail, December tends to ... Continue Reading
The holiday season may be a festive time at home, but it has a way of leading to drama in the workplace.
Forty percent of Americans admit they’ve done something inappropriate or embarrassing at a holiday office party and nearly a quarter claim to know someone who has been reprimanded afterwards ... Continue Reading
A few ways to handle office donations and money contributions if you want to opt out:
Just Say ‘No.’ Most people have big trouble with this tiny two-letter word. No one has a handle on your finances except for you. If things are swell, then give to your heart’s content. But ... Continue Reading
Women still have a hard time climbing the corporate ladder, according to a government report released Tuesday.
The Women in Management report compared population data from 2000 and 2007 and found that the percentage of women in management positions had increased by only 1% for that period. In 2007, the last ... Continue Reading
Children aren’t the only ones who harbor resentment toward a teacher’s pet. Overachievers, it seems, are resented in the workplace too, according to a group of studies conducted by Washington State University.
Through a battery of experiments, researchers found that despite a worker’s willingness to go above and beyond the call ... Continue Reading
Bored office workers are most likely to set aside their tasks and indulge in a spot of online retail therapy at 4pm on a Wednesday.
Traffic to internet shopping sites is 75 per cent higher at 4pm on the middle day of the working week than at the quietist times, a ... Continue Reading
This interview with Dawn Lepore, chairwoman and chief executive of Drugstore.com, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant. Ms. Lepore is also a director of eBay and The New York Times Company.
Q. What was the lesson for you?
A. Every time you take on a new role, building credibility ... Continue Reading