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Nov 28, 2018 | By: Grace Lyman

Americans’ “Dream Job” & How to Meet Halfway

When asked to describe a “dream job,” the average American worker has a tall order. What They Want According to Fast Company, in a study of 2,000 participants, 41% dreamed of being a business owner (but only if it meant working less than 60 hours a week.) In ...

Nov 8, 2018 | By: Grace Lyman

90% of Your Employees Would Take Less Money for More Meaning

“Work is about a search…for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash…” – Studs Terke, Working By now, we all know that work is about more than just income. We want something more out of work, that intangible experience called meaning. But if ...

Oct 31, 2018 | By: Grace Lyman

Salary: To Share or Not To Share?

In traditional workplaces, differences in salary are common. The question for organizations today revolves around transparency. Can a company be truly transparent without sharing paychecks? Does an open book policy actually pay off in terms of productivity? The Study In pursuit of answers, HBR researchers asked a group ...

Oct 24, 2018 | By: Grace Lyman

If Humility Drives Business, Why Are (Some) Leaders Egomaniacs?

When it comes to leadership, many of us never experience – in our own leaders –  the “best practices” we read about in business journals and online. This holds especially true in terms of humility; indeed, the label “humble leader” to some of us sounds like an oxymoron. Humility in the workplace occurs ...

Jul 25, 2018 | By: Grace Lyman

The Best Meetings Have 5 People or Less

When it comes to meetings, many of us default to including everyone in an attempt to protect feelings. In doing so, we unintentionally decrease the quality of our time together. Research shows that the most productive meetings contain between five and eight people. Any more, and the quality ...

Jun 26, 2018 | By: Grace Lyman

How To Reverse Burnout in High Performers

“Tom” is a high performer at a large healthcare technology company. In addition to his normal workload, he was just offered a long-coveted opportunity: to play a managing role on a project he really cares about. Even with his large workload, as a high performer, Tom knows this role ...

May 31, 2018 | By: Grace Lyman

No Vacation Nation

New research shows that 47% of Americans didn’t take all of their vacation time last year, and 21% “left more than five vacation days on the table.” When they do, 61% of Americans admit to working while away from the office. According to survey respondents, reasons for not ...

Apr 25, 2018 | By: Grace Lyman

How “I’m so busy!” is Ruining Your Career

“How are you?” “I’m good, but I’m so busy!” Exchanges like these are the norm these days. We leap at any opportunity to explain how busy and overworked we are. Unlike the days of old, when free time was seen as a necessary luxury, today we equate busyness with a ...

Apr 19, 2018 | By: Grace Lyman

How HR is Managing #MeToo in the Workplace

In the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the number of women and men reporting workplace harassment to their HR departments has risen starkly. In response, organizations are in a unique position to support employees throughout the hiring, on-boarding and retention phases. On the other hand, those companies that ...

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