Working Together Articles

  • 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 (With Video)

    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 won’t like us. So we have a tendency to retreat into ourselves. And yet making a good impression isn’t as hard as you think. Having good body language helps, but there’s actually a very simple formula you can use again and again to...

  • 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 theory. But, in practice, often it has the opposite effect. Open-door policies invariably lead to more interruptions, LinkedIn Learning Instructor and Time Management Guru David Crenshaw said. And it takes the average knowledge...

  • 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,...

  • The most important thing to do before negotiating with someone is to research and understand what's the worst deal you are willing to take – and what you'll do if you don't get it.

    The 6 Things You Should Do Before Any Negotiation

    June 14, 2017

    Negotiations can be stressful times, particularly for people who don’t negotiate often. And, making it tougher, generally people who...

  • Laughing at your boss's bad jokes is an innocuous example of groupthink.

    Bosses Think They Are Funnier Than They Really Are (And...

    June 12, 2017

    Your boss cracks a joke. What’s your reaction? For most of us, it’s to laugh, regardless of if the joke was funny or not. After all,...