Tag Archives: Happiness at Work

Do Unlimited Vacation Policies Work?

An unlimited vacation policy sounds like a prescription for chaos and abuse.  But businesses are embracing this concept in growing numbers. The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) reports that only 1% of U.S. companies offer unlimited vacations.  But this … Continue reading

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Working Parents – Managing Workplace and Parenting Stress

Every morning you scurry around your home preparing your family for the day.  Walk the dog, pack lunches, zipper up the kids’ coats, grab backpacks and run out the door just in time to meet the school bus.  You’re halfway … Continue reading

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Has Your Organization Tried Telecommuting?

After a large increase in the 1990’s, the number of businesses instituting telecommuting as a workplace option has largely remained level. Telecommuting isn’t for everyone.  The ideal candidate must be mature within the organization, reliable and an independent worker.  He … Continue reading

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Covering for a Poor Worker

As you prepare to write your 2012 performance evaluation, are you uneasy about possible shortcomings because you’ve been covering for a coworker? The evidence may be elusive:  you find yourself frequently staying late and working long hours to finish projects, … Continue reading

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Celebrate a Rich Diversity of Holidays

In gearing up for December holiday celebrations, it’s important to remember that we live in a rich cultural environment.  Our employees and students represent many beliefs and cultures.  At this time of year, it’s a good time to look beyond … Continue reading

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Being Happy at Work

Are you happy in your work?  Before answering this question, think carefully about what happiness means.  It’s not just a workspace size or location, or the amount of paid vacation time, or even the paycheck that brings us fulfillment at … Continue reading

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