In the workplace you’ll inevitably encounter people who don’t think you’re important enough. They may talk down to you, go over your head or disregard you entirely, but you don’t have to just sit back and take it, says career expert Sara McCord. She advises you take these steps.
“Sweatworking” is the newest way to connect with professional contacts … You’ll soon be able to control your entire house with Siri voice commands … Watch what you write in your work emails; they can be used against you.
We reached out to some career experts to find out more about performance improvement plans and what it means when you’re put on one.
Organizations thrive on the open sharing of ideas and information. In the modern age, the easiest way to implement open sharing techniques is through software tools, writes entrepreneur Amy Rees Anderson. She suggests using technology to create these at your company.
In the professional world, everything you say and do affects your credibility. This includes your body language, your public speaking skills and your presentation skills, says The Muse’s Kat Moon.
Office Dynamics founder and President Joan Burge has been coaching administrative assistants for more than 25 years. Over time, she realized she was teaching the same things over and over, which gave her the idea to develop an operational guide to help executives and their assistants work together more effectively. This year, she partnered with career coach, writer and speaker Chrissy Scivicque to write Executives and Assistants, Working in Partnership: The Definitive Guide to Success.
Starting a new job can be overwhelming, but bonding with your new officemates can make the transition a lot easier, writes consultant April Starcadder. Sometimes, though, co-worker bonding doesn’t start out so well, and it can seem like you’re invisible to everyone around you. If that sounds familiar, consider these reasons you might be feeling like you don’t fit in, along with some solutions to help.
If your organization has a gossip problem, here are three ways to get rid of it.
Meeting with other business professionals who also want to expand their network has never been easier, writes Taylor Soper in GeekWire. Startup company Weave has created Concierge, an app that automates your networking.
Language can be a big factor in who you attract to your company, and job postings can skew toward male stereotypes, reports Emily Peck for The Huffington Post. There are several words and phrases that can hint at an unconscious bias in an organization.