Sometimes work is the last place you want to be, but that’s no excuse to let your negativity show. There are good days, and bad days, and how you act has a direct effect on the people around you. Here’s how karma works, a guide to be a decent human being at work. Offer to Help Someone Who Seems Stressed Do you see someone visibly stressed or struggling in the workplace? It’s easy to ignore them and go about your day, but you can get a karmic boost by extending a helpful hand. There’s no need to take over their responsibilities, but something as simple as grabbing lunch for them while they’re stuck at a desk, or bringing over a caffeinated beverage, can reduce their stress level considerably. Befriend the New Person It’s always awkward to come into an office as an outsider. Groups and cliques are already formed, and it’s hard breaking in. Be the connector who takes the new person under your wing, and acts as their friend and person to sit with at lunch until they branch out and … [Read more...] about How Karma Works – A Guide to Be a Decent Human Being at Work
Sometimes even before accepting a job, you’re already planning for when to ask for a raise. The need for just compensation becomes harder to deny if you’ve been working hard for quite some time, and nobody has offered a reward. But asking for (and actually receiving) a raise requires finesse. You can’t just blurt it out in the middle of a staff meeting at the end of your first week. It’s normal to be hesitant and feel awkward when trying to find the words to ask for a raise with your boss. Money is an awkward subject, and asking for more raises the stakes. If you’re wondering about the right time to ask for a raise, we’ll be walking through a couple situations where it might be appropriate. … [Read more...] about When is the right time to ask for a raise?
According to Mental Health America, 1 out of every 20 workers is experiencing depression. Much of what leads to depression is work-related depression. Let’s take a look at what causes work depression, and how to deal with it. … [Read more...] about What Causes Work Depression and How to Deal With it
Many companies tout the importance of honesty at work, shrugging off concerns by throwing around words like "transparency" and "accountability." And for good reason: with recent workplace scandals making media headlines, it's important for companies to establish a culture of honesty in the workplace. For employees, it's a fine to walk between honesty, dishonesty, and tactful discretion. If they are too honest, and employees risk their professional reputation. Not being honest enough could mean that their credibility is questioned. So when should you practice honesty at work? And when should you keep your honesty to yourself? … [Read more...] about Honesty at Work: When (and When Not) To Tell The Truth
It's not as easy as it sounds, finding the direction that your career should go in. Some people are lucky, they know from early on what they want to do and pursue it, finding happiness and success in their chosen field. However, statistically, most people will change their career path at least three times in their life - so if you're not sure what you want to do just yet, you are certainly not alone, and this article may be able to give you a little bit more clarification. … [Read more...] about How To Find The Career That Is Best For You
Self Assertion-the act of expressing or defending your rights, claims, or opinions in a confident or forceful way. Merriam-Webster has defined pretty much anything under the sun, including the sun. Self-assertion represents a recent entry into the venerable dictionary's ever growing list of words and terms that keep us not only informed, but also on the good side of diction. Yet, the definition of self-assertion by Merriam Webster doesn’t give us a road map on how to "self-assert" ourselves in the workplace. Outside of the bedroom, no other place has more importance for self-assertion than what takes place at work. Hence, we offer a guide on self-assertion at work. … [Read more...] about A Guide on Self Assertion at Work
What is Generation Z, you may ask? Good question. Just know that the answer is still way up in the air. It is an enigma, wrapped in a puzzle, launched on an app, seen on an Apple Watch and eventually will be livestreamed directly into an Oculus Rift. Is that enough buzzwords for you? Well, the modern office is going to be looking at you, Generation Z members, to make sense of all these concepts and integrate them smoothly into our economy. Basically, if you were born from the late 90s , you could be looking at membership in Generation Z. Late Millenialish, but the constant immersion into online life and the explosion of tech since your birth means that you have very little experience with the analog world that used to exist. What can you expect from the workplace? Oh, nothin’ much, just all your bosses and their bosses looking to you for salvation. Someone needs to come up with the innovations that will make the Internet of Things work, create new streams of revenue that rival what … [Read more...] about Welcome to the Workforce, Generation Z