‘Office Politics’ Category

December 16th, 2014, 6:00 am

Men and Women Unite to Achieve Gender Equality in the Workplace?

By Josh Durso We have never been better poised to fix the culture that exists around women in the workplace. Men still dominate the workforce’s highest paying positions, and even for the women who manage to claim those positions, working harder, justifying your position or vying for power can be a less than appealing task [...]

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September 25th, 2014, 6:00 am

Career Advancement: Why it’s Worth Taking Risks

By Nneka Orji “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”  T.S. Eliot We seem to be encouraged to take risks in many aspects of life in the hope or expectation of reaping greater rewards; from high-risk, high-return financial investments to extreme sports for “the thrill”. In [...]

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September 16th, 2014, 6:00 am

Ethics at Work: Are Women Generally More Ethical than Men in the Workplace?

By Louise Ogunseitan With ethics and codes of conduct being so pivotal to the internal success of companies, industries and consumer based trust – a heavy onus is on organisations to foster a culture that nurtures and promotes adherence to them irrespective of gender. However, there has been many articles written about one gender being [...]

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August 14th, 2014, 6:00 am

Offices without Borders: The Nine Ways to Overcome Team Language Barriers

By Cathie Ericson Offices without borders: The Nine Ways to Overcome Team Language Barriers Today’s professionals are accustomed to working with multi-national teams in our pervasively global workspace. While most quickly learn to navigate logistical issues, which might include teams’ diverse geographic locations and time zones, there is an element to global teams that is [...]

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August 5th, 2014, 6:00 am

Four Steps to Understanding Your Own & Others Motivations

By Gabrielle Rapke Hoffman An employee leaves shortly after receiving a raise. A team exceeds an ambitious stretch goal. A top achiever’s performance slides for no apparent reason. Sometimes managers are surprised by these outcomes, which may be due to a mismatch between a manager’s beliefs about employee motivation and what actually motivates a particular [...]

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July 30th, 2014, 6:00 am

Why Crying at Work is OK.

By Louise Ogunseitan Are you familiar with the saying ‘Big girls don’t cry?’ Well, according to recent research on emotion in the workplace by Anne Kreamer, author of the 2011 book, It’s Always Personal: Emotion in the workplace, this couldn’t be further from the truth. The dominant perception that crying at work is detrimental to [...]

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July 24th, 2014, 6:00 am

Micro-messages: Managing Small But Powerful Communication

By Nneka Orji A slight raising of the eyebrows expressing doubt, a subtle gesture which others may not necessarily have noticed but you have, and you start to doubt your ability to contribute to group discussions effectively. It happens again and again, eroding your self-esteem and increasing the feeling of alienation. Mary Rowe first wrote [...]

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July 23rd, 2014, 6:00 am

Inequality in Filmmaking, and What Women are Doing to Break Through the Gender Barrier Behind the Camera

By Hadley Catalano In 2013, according to Celluloid Ceiling, women accounted for only 16 percent of behind-the-scenes employees on the top 250 (domestic) grossing films. Similar to financial services and technology, women in Hollywood lack the exposure and access to capital needed to finance their films. Like other industries, organizations and individual content creators are [...]

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July 22nd, 2014, 6:00 am

Office Gossip: How It Can Actually Help You in Your Career

By Mary Chung How many times have we been told that there is no place for gossip in the office? Let’s be honest, we are all guilty of it, and now we may not have to feel so bad for engaging in it. According to a recent study published in the journal Psychological Science by [...]

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June 17th, 2014, 6:00 am

The Introverted Boss: How to Make Your Personality Work to Your Advantage

By Nikole Grimes Can introverts successfully lead in business? After the publication in 2012 of Sara Cain’s New York Times bestselling book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, there has been a rallying cry for introverts everywhere. Cain’s TED talk in February 2012 is lauded by introverts who feel [...]

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