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Should You Police Your Employees?

Should You Police Your Employees?

Just idea of it makes workers cringe but policing employees may become a necessary measure in battling office politics. Most bosses and subordinates hate the idea of “policing” and “being policed.”   It’s a word that makes everyone stand up a little straighter because essentially police are the figures that uphold the law and brings [... read more]

The politics of being young on the job: Managing the kid boss

The politics of being young on the job: Managing the kid boss

It’s been said that with age comes responsibility so it comes as a surprise to some workers that many companies are hiring younger boss, Family and Work Institute, CareerBuilder.com, Gen X, Gen Y, Baby Boomers young workers to manage the older and more experienced ones. But in an economic downturn it makes sense that older workers get shed from [... read more]

The Politics of the Bad Boss

The Politics of the Bad Boss

If you dread going into work, have anxieties and fears about your workday, it’s probably because you’ve got a bad boss making your workday a living hell. Unfortunately you’re not alone— 80 percent of employees leave their jobs because of their bosses. [... read more]

Equal work, unequal pay: What to do if you’re the victim of gender discrimination

Equal work, unequal pay: What to do if you’re the victim of gender discrimination

Women have tougher battles when navigating the tricky waters of office politics but what happens when the politicking involves salary and promotion inequities with male workers? Allison Schieffelin was a convertible-bond sales representative at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and Company. After more than a decade of employment, she shocked everyone [... read more]

Knowing when to speak up and when not to

Knowing when to speak up and when not to

The work place is full of some seriously educated and experienced workers. That means competition is fierce and sometimes knowing what to say and what not to say can mean the difference between getting promoted or getting fired. A great example of this is making suggestions about the workflow. Many career specialists will tell you [... read more]