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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Toggl

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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Toggl

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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Remote Work

Working from Home with Kids: What Works and What Doesn’t

We’ve compiled a list of what works when you work from home with kids, courtesy of 12 people that have tried everything—from splitting their screen between work email and YouTube cartoons to making an egg timer their best friend.

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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?