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Thriveworks research: Nearly 20% of Americans report differing views have negatively impacted a relationship with a coworker

The workplace has traditionally been seen as an environment where personal beliefs are kept separate from our professional lives, but events throughout/over the past two years may be changing this dynamic. Thriveworks’ data shows that nearly 20% of Americans report experiencing a rift in a professional relationship with a colleague,…

Making friends at work: 6 simple do’s and don’ts to help you maintain professional bonds and boundaries

It’s great to have friends at work, but our workplace connections can require some social navigating. For many people, getting to know their coworkers is a little awkward.   Despite how stiff water cooler talk can be, getting past that phase (by becoming friends at work) is beneficial for you and…

From working “hard” to working joyfully: Reddit’s antiwork movement shows why this is the year to re-think your relationship with work

More than 4.5 million people left their jobs at the end of last year as part of the Great Resignation. Many of these individuals were essential workers in the food service, healthcare, and education sectors.  The Reddit forum r/antiwork has become a sounding board for those who feel trapped in…

Avoiding toxic positivity in the workplace: Why faking happiness is bad for company culture

Toxic positivity is the belief that someone should remain happy, no matter the reality of their situation. This irrational life outlook plays into our fear and desire to avoid experiencing negative situations or emotions. In the workplace, toxic positivity-based company cultures can lead to distrust, guilt, and concerns over sharing…

How to combat Zoom fatigue symptoms: Learn to improve your body language and nonverbal communication skills  

If you’re starting to feel weary of virtual meetings while working from home or keeping in touch with friends and family post-COVID, it’s possible that you’re experiencing Zoom fatigue.  Though Zoom fatigue may make us anxious while interacting with others, our anxiety may come across as standoffish or disinterested, which…

Dealing with workplace manipulation: Identify the signs, spot dark personality traits, and communicate more effectively 

Workplace manipulation happens when a supervisor or coworker uses guilt, shame, coercion, or other tactics to exploit another member of the team.  If your boss is a workplace manipulator, watch out for traits and behavioral qualities that indicate they might have dark personality traits.  Dark personality traits (narcissism, machiavellianism, psychopathy)…

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