Quick, easy steps to spruce up your office space
May 14, 2019
One of the best parts of spring is the feeling of renewal it brings. This time of year, we shed the layers of winter, making it the perfect time to refresh all aspects of our lives, including a deep clean to our spaces. While many people dig into spring cleaning projects at home, fewer of us do...
Reduce plastic use with these earth-friendly alternatives
April 22, 2019
The numbers are staggering. Americans go through more than 100 million pieces of plastic utensils and throw away 500 million plastic straws a day, according to the nonprofit Plastic Pollution Coalition. If you’re in the habit of dining out for lunch—grabbing a sandwich from the corner deli, a meal...
How fostering psychological safety increases performance
April 8, 2019
Psychological safety—the ability to safely express ideas, take risks, and make mistakes—has been widely recognized as a key attribute for successful team collaboration in all kinds of workplaces, from the NFL to a writer’s room at Comedy Central, along with more typical office settings. Harvard...
Does your company’s anti-harassment training measure up?
April 2, 2019
Since the viral #MeToo movement began, more and more women have found the courage to speak out about sexual harassment and assault, and demand change to the way we all perceive gender and power dynamics. Men, too, seem to be open, listening, and engaging in self-reflection. Although we still have...
How to keep workplace leftovers out of the garbage
March 28, 2019
You (while putting leftovers from work lunch in fridge): I’ll definitely eat that later. Narrator: She didn’t eat it later. How many times have you opened up your refrigerator at work to face a wall of half-full Tupperware containers and week-old to-go boxes of food that will eventually be thrown...
Tidying your workspace can bring a fresh perspective
March 7, 2019
Face it: your desk could use some help. There are stacks of papers everywhere, unfiled documents mingling with takeout menus. Your keyboard is so filled with crumbs that it crunches when you type. And despite the fact that your coworkers gave you the iconic “A clean desk is the sign of a sick mind...
A Buddhist take on cubicle culture
February 19, 2019
How can we be happier at work? This question seems well worth pursuing, given how much time we spend there, and the way in which happiness spills from one area of our lives into all the others. I recently came across The Art of Happiness at Work, a collaboration between His Holiness the Dalai Lama...
Know the risks when sparks fly at the workplace
February 12, 2019
Considering the amount of time most of us spend at work, it’s no surprise that many of us find lovers and even spouses on the job. Surveys consistently find that over a third of office employees admit to having had a romantic relationship with someone at work . It’s natural to develop close bonds...
The benefits of employee wellness programs
February 6, 2019
The personality of a workplace will determine what shape a successful health and wellness program will take. One thing is certain—companies that institute wellness programs reap a variety of benefits, from greater productivity to increased retention. When you consider the positive impacts these...
Three tips for taking your work life to the next level
January 29, 2019
January marks a fresh start, a time for setting goals and making resolutions generally geared toward self-improvement: Time to get fit, eat more healthfully, declutter your home, etc. But a new year can also be an ideal time to take stock of your professional situation. You don’t need to be a C-...