Working Together Articles

  • 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 strides over the past century, we still have a long way to go. That was proven again by the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. The report – which leveraged LinkedIn data – showed that while some progress has been made,...

  • 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 forward. And yet, so many meetings are unproductive. Why? Because people ruin them. They act in ways that kill any chance of productivity or collaboration. What are those behaviors that are particularly destructive to a meeting? In...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...