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Every office is a microcosm all of its own. The same bunch of people turn up week after week, to work under high pressure towards a fixed goal – it’s no wonder if they all start to act and talk like each other. In-jokes and nicknames that make no sense outside of those four walls become the order of the day.
Yet a handful of office-speak phrases seem to have crossed cultures from one office to another and another… until they have become clichés that people everywhere recognize – even…Continue
Office life can be a thing of great extremes, with every triumphant, team-uniting high counter-balanced by days when the team fails to click and every email carries bad news. But for most offices, most of the time, the general atmosphere is one of habit, routine, and bittersweet predictability.
You know who’s going to arrive first in the morning, who’s going to be late, and who’s going to pick up the workload from the latter; you’re subconsciously aware of where the cookie crumbs…Continue
Taking on new staff is an exciting time for all involved, but along with the new energy and sense of opportunity it is important to respect a sense of discipline and of strategy.
While you want your new recruit to feel welcome and to quickly bond with his or her new colleagues, throwing them into the soup and hoping for the best is not a very professional way of getting started: rather, a combination of preparation, scheduling and feedback will give your good intentions a structure on…Continue
For business managers with better things to do, dealing with the employer-rating website Glassdoor can feel like a waste of precious time. Yet little could be further from the truth.
Glassdoor is one of today’s loudest voices when it comes to the reputation of companies, their processes and management. Over thirty million job seekers…Continue