Working Together Articles

  • Learn from Benjamin Franklin how to make a work enemy into a friend.

    How to Turn an Enemy Into a Friend, According to Ben Franklin

    February 12, 2018

    Bold prediction of the day: there might be someone at work who you don’t get along with. The problem? In your personal life, you can usually just avoid that person and it’s no big deal. But, at work, you likely need to see them regularly, work with them closely and perhaps even depend on them. This can be tough, because often there is tension between you and the...

  • If you want to have an unproductive meeting, bring your phone and email on it the whole time.

    How to Lose Friends and Alienate People: Bring Your Phone to a Meeting

    January 24, 2018

    MIT Professor Sherry Turkle has a simple message for any leader who thinks it’s a good idea to bring a smart phone or a laptop to a meeting. “If you're going to bring your phone to your meeting and you're going to have your phone out and your laptop out, you've lost the game,” Turkle said in a LinkedIn Learning course on taming technology for maximum...

  • A person's feet or "feet language" can tell a lot about how they are feeling in a given moment.

    Want to Know How Someone is Really Feeling? Look At Their Feet

    January 8, 2018

    When we are reading someone’s body language, we tend to focus on their upper body: what they do with their hands, the facial expressions they make. Really want the truth? Look lower. Much lower. “When most people think about improving their body language, they focus primarily on facial expressions, posture and hand gestures,” Carol Kinsey Goman said in her...

  • Here are five troubling statistics from the World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Report.

    5 Troubling Stats About Gender Equality in the Workplace

    January 4, 2018

    It’s hard to believe, but 100 years ago in the United States, women didn’t even have the right to vote. And, while we’ve made great...

  • Any of these things are obnoxious to do in a work meeting.

    The Most Obnoxious Things You Can Do in a Work Meeting

    November 17, 2017

    Meetings shouldn’t be terrible. They offer a chance to collaborate as a team and make the key decisions that’ll move your company...

  • 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....