You may not have realized it, but open office workspaces comprise 70% of all formal workplaces in the United States. While the open office setup was first pioneered in Germany in the 1950s, it didn’t really catch on in America until the 2000s, but since then it’s adoption has seemed unstoppable. As we move towards […]
Category: The Workplace
You may have heard some recent scientific studies that coined “sitting as the new smoking.” While it is true that sitting for too long can be bad for your health, it’s not clear that the instinctive opposite reaction – to simply stand up for long periods of time – is the right answer. Let’s look […]
There are a number of reactions a given person might have to the word “networking.” Some might shy away from the idea of meeting strangers. Others see it as a great opportunity. But what is clear is that many people are doing it wrong. That’s because networking shouldn’t be something you do, it’s simply who you […]
Working with a relative, be they a spouse, brother, or distant cousin, can be a very successful and rewarding business strategy. It can also be a bit tricky and can bring out the worst in your respective relationships. Here are our suggestions for managing this complex situation: 1. Communication Communication should be your number one […]
It’s that time of year when it seems like there is a holiday event to attend almost every week. From the formal party to the required office gathering, here are our recommendations to navigate all the aspects of attending these functions. Formal Event What to wear: Stick to the classic black tux, with a tuxedo shirt, […]
Working remotely is an ever-growing trend in today’s workforce. According to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, “3.7 million employees (2.5% of the workforce) now work from home at least half the time.” This leads us to the question, how are all these people successfully working in a non-traditional office space? Do they really work in their pajamas all day? […]
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