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  • Trimming the stupid from your management plans

    Trimming the stupid from your management plans
    Companies across this great land regularly implement policies that leaders claim will "foster greater collaboration" or "build synergy" or "incentivize innovation." I don't know what any of that means and doubt most leaders do either. But boy does it...
  • Help! We're drowning in workplace advice

    Help! We're drowning in workplace advice
    It's pretty clear that if you have a job and don't write a book of workplace wisdom, your life is essentially worthless and will be forgotten the moment your carcass is laid to rest. I base that conclusion on the overwhelming number of work-related...
  • At the tone, please stop leaving messages

    At the tone, please stop leaving messages
    This is the process I go through when I receive a voice mail: 1. Sigh. 2. Consider ignoring it. 3. Become overwhelmed by guilt. 4. Press "voice mail" button. 5. Forget password. 6. Try again. 7. Listen to voice mail. 8. Sigh, louder. 9....
  • Connect the dots to better engage workers

     Connect the dots to better engage workers
    I enjoy power tools that go "VRRRROOMMMMM!!!" and hitting things with hammers, but that doesn't make me a handyman. I learned that quickly after becoming a homeowner. There are jobs I can do — painting, minor bits of plumbing, light carpentry...
  • Mighty Big Aspirations

     Mighty Big Aspirations
    You often hear people say that when the job market is bad, it's a good idea to go back to school and boost your academic credentials. I have disregarded that advice because I fear it might interfere with my TV watching, but many folks — whether...
  • Targeting jobless is out of line

    Targeting jobless is out of line
    All of us have had times when we've needed help. Maybe we were hobbled by a broken leg or laid up after surgery. Maybe it was just a lousy flu, something that knocked us out and made us ask another to lend a hand. That never feels good. We don't like to...
  • Benefit of downtime a real no-brainer

     Benefit of downtime a real no-brainer
    You're sitting in front of a computer screen, trying desperately to write the greatest workplace advice column in the history of the world and it's just not coming to you. Then you step away for a few minutes (hours) and occupy yourself with something...
  • We're drowning in studies about the workplace

    We're drowning in studies about the workplace
    A new study has found that an employee's efficiency increases by more than 200 percent when that person is given the option of sitting in a chair made of milk chocolate. The study was conducted by me, on behalf of my new company, ChocoChair Inc. (Our...
  • A learning experience over coffee

     A learning experience over coffee
    The "I Just Work Here" Internship Program — should such a thing ever exist — would be the gold standard of temporary employment. First off, as an intern to America's most beloved workplace advice columnist, you'd be given the title "America'...
  • Motivational office music from Groupon founder? Hardly

    Motivational office music from Groupon founder? Hardly
    I've been saying for some time that what's missing from rock music are hip workplace references such as "shareholder value," "culture of transparency" and "metrics." Well, thank God somebody finally listened. Andrew Mason, who founded Groupon and then...
  • Words of wisdom for graduates

    Words of wisdom for graduates
    I didn't give any college commencement addresses this year. Administrators probably assumed I had already been scooped up by the biggies — Harvard, Yale, The Iowa School for the Perpetually Perplexed — and didn't bother to ask. Regardless, I...