The phone rings and you grit your teeth because you know that for the next 5 or 10 minutes, or however long the call lasts, you will be listening to every word the loud talker in the next cubicle says.Read More
No matter what industry or company you work at, you likely spend at least 40 hours and often more with your coworkers. When you do the math, this is how it works out: we spend more time with our coworkers than we do with our family and friends. This is one reason why having good coworkers and being a good coworker yourself is so important.Read More
What does it take to be a great co-worker?Read More
Benjamin Franklin was a morning person. He's the one who popularized the proverb, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” We would all do well to heed his advice.Read More
We all know that it takes more than just skills to be an asset to your company – you need to be a good coworker, someone who gets along with others and doesn’t cause drama. Look to the sports world for proof. No matter how talented someone is, if they are a poisonous presence on the team, they almost always end up being traded. Being a positive presence, in a locker room or a more traditional workplace, is just as valuable to your employer as the specific skills you bring. There are many things you can do to be a good temporary worker and this post focuses on one of them - don’t get involved in office politics. Just. Don’t.