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Modern Work

How Being Bad At Ceramics Made Me A Better Writer

I’m primarily a writer, but in 2015, on a whim, I take a ceramics class. I haven’t messed with clay since grade school, but all my friends are doing it; ceramics have become the hot new art craze and a welcome respite from all that is high tech and polished. The idea of a creative

Modern Work

A Stress-Free Guide to Creating a Professional Development Plan

Overall, you feel pretty happy at work. You have a good handle on your responsibilities and crank through your tasks with a high degree of confidence. You enjoy the people you work with.

Track

Infographics About Work That Are Simply True [Comic]

These infographics about work present such important observations as the fact that right now, you’re both (likely) supposed to be working and also looking at a Venn diagram, or that every employee ever has considered stealing toilet paper at one point or another.

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.

Work / Life

The Joys and Challenges of Vanemapuhkus, the Estonian “Parental Vacation”

The Estonian term vanemapuhkus literally translates, word for word, into “parental vacation”. Any parent who’s been on this so-called vacation knows that it’s almost always anything but.

Design

What a WeWork Interior Designer Can Teach Us About Our Workspaces

Long, sleek wooden tables with built-in outlets. Concrete blocks stacked in zig-zags around booths were lit by gold-capped lamps.

Performance

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

One of the beautiful things about humans is that we all think differently. And that goes beyond what we think into how we think.

Work / Life

Toggl Desktop Windows Update

f you’ve opened our Toggl Windows app recently, you might have noticed a few differences. The big design overhaul is finally here and we wanted to share a quick overview of key changes.

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.

Remote Work

Toggl Staff Show Off Their Workstations

Toggl is a fully remote company, with people scattered across the world (in 19 different time zones). But where do we actually sit (or stand) and work when we work from home?

Remote Work

How to Successfully Work From Home

Working from home may once have been perceived as a welcome reprieve. But some people are finding that the work-from-home reality is a far cry from the fantasy.

Comics

Working from Home: The Pros and Cons [Comic]

At the end of the day, being able to work from home is a privilege. For those who can, working from home does come with certain unique advantages.