Came across this Bloomberg article today about March Madness fueling employees’ productivity: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-14/ncaa-tournament-2017-march-madness-can-make-you-more-productive I tend to agree. If employees bond over office pools and brackets’ success, why should companies cry “foul” if their staff take a timeout to enjoy the madness? Camaraderie is a known morale and productivity-booster, so if participating in the annual pool … More It’s Time for March Madness
Today I am blah-gging. Not blogging. Blah-gging. I, along with many it seems, have the Monday blahs. It’s been chilly and rainy all day, after a weekend that saw 60 mph wind gusts, thunderstorms, even snow in some places. Opening Day at Yankee Stadium? Ain’t happening today. Happy Spring… Okay. Enough venting. So what to … More Getting Motivated on a Soggy Monday
Does this scenario sound familiar? It’s the start of the work day, you have your coffee in hand, and you board the elevator. You’re tired, you just endured a long commute, and you know you have a busy day ahead. When you’re confined to a small place with other human beings, it requires a special … More Going Up?
If there’s one form of communication that people bitch about, it’s email. Messages flood our inbox and reading each one can be time-consuming, yet alone responding to them. Before you know it, you have one big email chain. With such a large volume of messages, how do you ensure that yours get read? It’s all … More The art of email writing
Christmas. Thanksgivingkah. Yes, the holidays are here. And for freelancers, it’s particularly interesting. What to do when you don’t have an office party to call your own? I like the Freelancers Union’s approach to this – on December 9th, they’re holding an Unoffice Holiday Party in New York, giving freelancers and independent business owners a … More It’s beginning to look a lot like…