4 onsite employee-bonding ideas that can strengthen a team’s morale

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By Erica Lamberg – Ladders Try these onsite team building ideas, suggested by experts, with a goal to boost work connections and employee performance and morale. Work connections can waver between being courteous and competent to resentful and unproductive. This spectrum can have a real effect on a company’s success. Employee-bonding experiences don’t have to… read more

7 ways to cultivate a creative workplace

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By Linsay Anvik – Ladders Among other things, a creative leader will encourage their staff to think outside the box, and will never dismiss a wild idea. Like anything, if a leader wants to foster creativity in the workplace they have to make it a habit. Creative leaders encourage innovation and avoid putting limits or… read more

The People Who Eat the Same Meal Every Day

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By Joe Pinsker – The Atlantic “Variety doesn’t really matter to me. I would be perfectly happy to eat the same Caesar salad or peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich every day.” Vern Loomis, a retired structural draftsman in West Bloomfield, Michigan, had a standard office lunch: a peanut-butter sandwich, with various fruit, vegetable, and dessert accompaniments. He ate… read more

The controversial, crazy plan to cool the planet by spraying chemicals into the sky

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By Adele Peters – Fast Company “We think there’s a chance for potential benefits around the world. But we also think there’s the chance for very real risks.” In a lab at Harvard, researchers are trying to replicate the conditions of the stratosphere–the part of the atmosphere that stretches roughly six to 31 miles above… read more

The three-second trick to impress on phone calls

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By Danny Rubin – Ladders You can impress people on the phone with a simple strategy. “Hello” Thanks to Adele and her world-class vocal chords, it was the greeting on everyone’s lips (well done, SNL) in 2015 after it debuted. The sweeping pop ballad features lyrics that sound like a one-sided phone conversation. Hello, can… read more

4 things successful women do in every meeting

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By Sydney Pugh – Ladders Meetings are a necessary evil in the workplace, so let’s use meetings an opportunity to show your coworkers and your boss that you’re ready. What feeling does the word “meeting” inspire in you? Maybe an annoyed eye roll or feelings of anxiety. Meetings are a necessary evil in the workplace,… read more

5 questions to ask yourself before you ask for a raise or promotion

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By Anisa Purbasari Horton – Fast Co. Consider these things to increase your chances of getting a positive outcome. You’ve been in your role for a while now, giving 110% to every assignment your manager hands out. You’ve volunteered for what seems like every project under the sun, and you’ve heard nothing but positive feedback… read more

Why employees who are honest about their identity will succeed

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By CW Headley – Ladders The authors analyze the effect revelations things like sexual identity, pregnancy, and mental disability has on how coworkers operate together. An upcoming study to be published in the Journal of Business and Psychology, examined 65 previously conducted reports regarding the relationship stigmatized identities share with workplace functionality.  The authors analyze the… read more