happiness at work


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

Professional work environments are often viewed as a neutral zone where employees do their best to keep their personal lives private and opinions to themselves. However, recent Thriveworks research reveals that a large number of Americans report experiencing tension in the workplace due to clashing beliefs about some of the…

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

One of Reddit’s most popular forums, the subreddit r/antiwork, has exploded in terms of popularity in the past 12 months. Having ballooned from a little over 100,000 “anti-workers” to nearly 2 million at present, this swelling subreddit has turned into a sounding board for Americans across the country to vent…

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

As the belief that one should remain positive even in the worst of situations, toxic positivity has secretly pervaded most people’s attitudes at work—revealing a lot about the lengths to which we’ll go to avoid addressing negative emotional states. The rise and recent fall of toxic positivity in the workplace…

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

Platforms like Zoom, Google Meet, and even FaceTime have streamlined our ability to communicate both personally and professionally. However, the best virtual meetings always seem to be short, sweet, and efficient. In these dream scenarios, everyone wins: There are no awkward pauses, people talking over one another or trying to…

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

It’s like a bad nightmare: Imagine having a supervisor that’s hellbent on making your life miserable, playing with your emotions and your sanity. Perhaps this is already a tempting fantasy to believe on our worst workdays, when we’re rushing to meet deadlines or sitting through tedious meetings. Despite the frustration…

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