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Are You Too Nice to Your Co-workers?

When never saying “no” turns into a problem. It’s a question they ask. Every. Single. Interview. “Are you a team player?” There’s only one right answer: “Yes.” Followed by examples of how great you are at working with a team. And it’s true—if you can’t work well with others, you’re probably going to have trouble […]

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Poll Results: Are Companies Offering the Flexible Work Employees Crave?

And how do workers define flexible work? Open up any employment news report these days and you’ll see that workers want flexible schedules. But what does that even mean? And does it mean the same thing to workers as it does to employers? We decided to find out with two polls. One here on Movin’ […]

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Diffusing Tension in the Workplace

Resolve conflict and bring peace to the work world The workplace is complicated. It doesn’t matter if you work on an assembly line, type away at a cubicle, make cold calls in a call center, or take customer orders at a dinner table; you always deal with other people. We’re all human and we have […]

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Navigating Complex Workplace Situations; Or: My Coworker Smells Bad—How Do I Tell Him?

We’ve all been there. Maybe someone in your cubicle row breathes loudly. Or someone on the assembly line just won’t stop talking. And then there’s the case of the coworker that smells … less than good. These are all real problems, but you’re working with this person every day. How can you politely let them […]

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Can You Be Friends with Your Coworkers?

Or will you only end up hurt in the end? In a given year, many adults spend more time with their coworkers than with their friends or family. That lack of socialization can make it tempting to turn your coworkers into friends. A day spent talking about new projects and meetings can turn into a […]

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Workplace Gift-Giving Guide

The do’s and don’ts of workplace present exchange Who doesn’t love the holidays? Delicious eggnog, shimmering trees, and, of course, presents bound in cheerful wrapping paper. This time of year provides a wonderful opportunity to bond with your coworkers. Exchanging gifts that are a bit more personal enhances your workplace relationships But not too personal. […]

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Poll: Are You Over or Underemployed?

Poll: Are You Over or Underemployed?

Despite the current job market trending in favor of job seekers, many workers find themselves trapped in positions that don’t align with their experience and abilities. Some find that their skills and expertise are not fully utilized (underemployed), while others are treading water in positions that are over their heads (overemployed). Both are tricky situations […]

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Poll Results: What’s the Worst Food Your Co-Workers Bring for Lunch?

Poll Results: What’s the Worst Food Your Co-Workers Bring for Lunch?

Spoiler alert: microwaved fish isn’t a favorite. Last month, we held a poll asking all of you, “What’s the worst food your co-workers bring for lunch?” It was one of the most popular polls we’ve ever held. Why? Bad smells are bad. Bad for our minds and bad for our noses. A fiendishly fishy aroma […]

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How to Survive Your First Day on the Job

Your first day at a new job can be one of the most stressful. Sure, a new job is exciting, but it can also be incredibly nerve-wracking when you don’t know anyone and aren’t sure what the office culture is like, or what your job will entail. All of that combined with a shiny new […]

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Pros and Cons of Technology’s Impact on Work-life Balance

Pros and Cons of Technology’s Impact on Work-life Balance

There are very few parts of life that remain untouched by technology in one way or another. From medicine to autonomous cars, we’re advancing at breakneck speed, and in many ways, our lives are greatly improved because of it. In the workplace, advances in technology allow us to work in new ways that weren’t possible […]

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