Katherine Plumhoff

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Management

The Perfect One-On-One Format: How To Manage Up

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Design

What a WeWork Interior Designer Can Teach Us About Our Workspaces

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Performance

Extrinsic Versus Intrinsic Motivation: Which Drives You and Your Team, and What to Do About It

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Management

How to Be a Better Manager in Just Two Words

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Experiments

I Tried a 4-Day Workweek. Here’s What Changed

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Track

How Tracking Time and Billable Hours Simplifies Tax Time

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Productivity

Why Do We Glorify The 80 Hour Workweek, and What Can We Do About It?

An 80-hour work week is a double failure. It’s a failure on the part of us as individuals, having bought into and contributed to a capitalism-fueled urban legend that it’s more important to work a lot than to make an impact.

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Work / Life

How Trying New Hobbies Made Me More Productive at Work

Not everything needs to be a side hustle, and not every hobby needs to make us more marketable. Set out to try something new with no expectations attached.

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Work / Life

It Doesn’t Matter if You Keep New Year’s Resolutions. It’s More Important to Make Them.

Making New Year’s resolutions is a way to articulate values. Publicly sharing them could actually be more helpful than accomplishing them.

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Remote Work

5 Steps to Pitching A Remote Program at Your Work

You want the benefits of remote work but your company doesn’t have a remote work policy. It’s up to you to champion a remote work program.

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Comics

What Most People Get Wrong About Creativity [Comic]

Creativity, unlike good hair, is not a you-have-it-or-you-don’t situation. Learn how to unlock your creative potential with these foolproof tips.

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Comics

Everyday Office Mishaps and How to Avoid Them [Comic]

Think of this comic like a zombie survival guide, except instead of preparing you to face zombies, it’ll prepare you to face your coworkers, your at-work blunders, and all your insecurities.

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Modern Work

How to Start a Book Club with Coworkers

Need a low-investment, high-return way of fostering a work community, bridging cultural gaps, and improving motivation at work? Try a book club.

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Work / Life

Stressed Out Employees? Maybe It’s Time to Offer Sabbatical Leave

With workplace stress, burnout, and employee turnover all on the rise, could sabbatical leave be the solution to a host of contemporary workplace issues?