Tag: water cooler

  • Winning At Office Politics Without Selling Your Soul

    Winning At Office Politics Without Selling Your Soul

    I'd love to think we get ahead purely on the merits but, alas, that's naive. Even the most meritorious employee is wise to play office politics. That means taking steps to ensure you're liked, especially by people in a position to affect your career. Plus you must at least neutralize enemies, for example,... Continue Reading

  • 10 Things To Never Say To Co-Workers

    10 Things To Never Say To Co-Workers

    By Alison Green Whether you love your co-workers or hate them, you're stuck with them for hours each day -- and they're stuck with you. If you're not thoughtful about what you say to each other, you can make one another uncomfortable or even miserable -- and can harm your professional reputation too. Continue Reading

  • Stop People From Gossiping About You

    Stop People From Gossiping About You

    By Andrea Murad Not all conversations at work happen around a conference table or at a formal meeting. The more juicy chats tend to occur around the water cooler, at happy hour or in the hallways. No matter the culture or employees' happiness levels, every office has gossip. Continue Reading

  • After Super Bowl Sunday, Lost-Productivity Monday?

    After Super Bowl Sunday, Lost-Productivity Monday?

    In the lead up to this year's Super Bowl XVLI, fans of the New York Giants and New England Patriots likely devoted some of their work time discussing or analyzing what is arguably America's premier sporting event. Yet employers are likely to see the greatest impact on productivity today -- the day after the... Continue Reading