Teams

Management

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

One of the first times I ran a one-on-one meeting with my old boss, she got so frustrated that she asked me to stop the meeting, prepare better, and come back later in the day.

Management

How to Be a Better Manager in Just Two Words

Three years ago, on the eve of International Women’s Day, I sat at a long table in a flower shop that had shuttered for the evening and wrote thank-you notes to several of my former bosses.

Culture

10 Remote Team Building Activities for Work-From-Home Teams

Whether your team has been working from home for years or you’ve all been figuring out this new lifestyle over the past few weeks, this fact holds true: remote team building can be tricky.

Teams

12 Microsoft Excel Alternatives to Use With Your Team

Ready to replace your outdated Excel spreadsheets? Take a look at these 12 easy-to-use alternatives for you & your team.

Teams

Is that job really remote? Remote first vs. remote friendly

There are a lot of listicles trying to pin down every single remote company in existence. Employees want in on the newfound freedom, and employers want to appear flexible and hip. It’s the new “unlimited office snacks” or “sports benefits” to list as a perk in the job ad. “Remote is the new unlimited office

Teams

How to Increase Accountability in the Workplace

Accountability in the workplace is important for a team that’s productive, collaborative, and high-performing. Here’s what it takes to make that happen.

Teams

How to Manage All Your HR Duties Without the Stress

Ultimately, you feel the pressure to be fully organized, on time and supportive of your fellow employees all at once. This can easily become draining! You’re trying your best to be the ultimate people-person but the constant duties, paperwork and forms keep piling up and you’re always running out of time.  These experiences are common

Management

How to Manage Your Team’s Vacation Requests Without Drama

You’re sitting at your desk, daydreaming about the vacation you’re taking next week. You’ll get to sleep in, drink fruity drinks with umbrellas in them, and use your phone for jealousy-inducing selfies, not just sending frantic work emails at all hours of the day and night. It sounds downright blissful… until your boss walks through

Management

Everything You Need to Know About Resource Planning

A few years ago, I worked with a graphic designer named Vanessa. She was brilliant, creative, and outstanding at her job, which proved to be her undoing. Vanessa was invariably a part of our higher-stakes projects because her work was of such a high quality that she made the entire team look good. She never

Teams

An Insider’s Guide to Coworking Spaces

To many people, including fellow remote workers, coworking spaces are still uncharted territory. Many prefer to work from home or coffee shops and wonder:  Why should I pay to work at a coworking space? There are so many shared offices out there – what should I look for? Where do I find coworking spaces? Which

Management

Conflict Management Tips That Every Manager Needs to Know

Have you ever disagreed with someone about something and had to resort to conflict management? Probably once or twice, right? Disputes are happening all around us. There are so many differing opinions and beliefs across the world it’s nearly impossible to avoid conflict at all times. But even though these disagreements arise, it doesn’t mean

Culture

10 Ways to Create Group Norms in Your Office

Years ago, I worked for a company that loved calling meetings but didn’t hold good ones. One of the graphic designers always showed up 10 minutes late and saw nothing wrong with whispering to a co-worker during the middle of a presentation. The head photographer paid more attention to his cell phone than the whiteboard.