Working Together Articles

  • In this article are playbooks for dealing with an aggressive colleague, a procrastinating colleague and a negative colleague.

    3 Difficult People to Work With (And How to Deal With Them)

    October 4, 2017

    Much like you can’t pick your family, you can’t pick your colleagues. Most of the time, that’s fine – many of us meet some of our closest friends at work. And, even if it doesn’t extend that far, it’s easy enough to form a professional working relationship with most people. But, of course, there are exceptions. And the reality is, no matter what job you take or...

  • For meetings to be effective, they need to have a leader, a purpose, an agenda, the right time, focus and prepared participants.

    The 6 Qualities Meetings Need to Have to Be Effective

    August 18, 2017

    If you want to make your organization more productive, there’s arguably no better place to start than meetings. Think about it. Research has found the average professional spends about a third of their time in meetings. And that number only increases as people climb up the ladder, with managers spending half their time in meetings and CEOs spending nearly 70...

  • Shawn Achor is one of the leading experts on happiness. He found that gratitude is tied directly to happiness.

    How to Be Happier, According to a Happiness Expert

    July 26, 2017

    If you are looking for the world’s leading expert on happiness, Shawn Achor is probably your man. Achor, a Harvard graduate, has spent the majority of his adult career researching happiness. He’s done a TED Talk and written several books about happiness, with Oprah Winfrey conducting two interviews with Achor on the subject. Recently, he sat down with Arianna...

  • People instinctively people, when first meeting them, in the either "us" or "them" crowd. The key to getting in the "us" crowd? Finding a common bond.

    How to Make Anyone Immediately Like You

    July 12, 2017

    Meeting new people can be stressful. Why? It’s because many of us aren’t confident it will go well, as there’s a fear the new person...

  • An open-door policy sounds great, but there are a ton of negatives with it. A closed-door, open-calendar policy is a much better option, according to time management guru Dave Crenshaw.

    Why You Should Implement a Closed-Door, Open-Calendar Policy

    June 21, 2017

    An open-door policy sounds great, right? It breaks down barriers and increases collaboration among all levels, right? Well, that’s the...

  • Robots are not going to steal every job, but they'll likely transform every job.

    No, Robots Are Not Going to Put Us All Out of Work

    June 15, 2017

    Josh Bersin, one of the leading authorities on the future of work, tells a story of his experience in the early 1980s. At that time,...