Of all the places people express gratitude, the workplace is dead last, according to a forthcoming survey. Only 40% express gratitude to their colleagues frequently. One reason is a widespread assumption among managers that setting tough goals and pushing people is the only way to improve productivity. Sue Shellenbarger has details on Lunch Break.
Communication Mistakes with Colleagues - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats.
Everyday business has become so casual these days that we see colleagues interacting as though they are best friends. We must always remember that we are receiving a paycheck from the employer and respect their boundaries and their guidelines for good work ethic. Small talk, personal things, individual stories, and things that are happening at home should not be discussed in the business environment.
Some people, especially women, can over-apologize, while others never even say sorry. In the workplace, it's difficult to find the middle ground. We discus why saying I'm sorry could hurt you in the workplace.
Some employers increasingly are viewing autism as an asset in the workplace. For example, Software company SAP believes autism may make some individuals better at certain jobs than those without autism. Shirley Wang and SAP Managing Director Liam Ryan discuss. Photo: Ciaran Dolan for The Wall Street Journal.
From administrative assistants (the real office power brokers) to enemies (the product of success) to “reply all” (why you may be fired one day), author Stanley Bing discusses his new book, "The Curriculum." Photo: Youtube/Stanley Bing.