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Chicago Tribune
What if your boss paid you to have life experiences for 3 months?Just outside my cubicle lies the Pit of Atrociousness. It's a cavernous chasm i
What if your boss paid you to have life experiences for 3 months?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Just outside my cubicle lies the Pit of Atrociousness. It's a cavernous chasm into which I toss the inane press releases and insipid workplace-related books that cross my desk each day. Some have called it "dangerous" — a couple of colleagues fell... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Be Happier at Work With Rex Huppke's 5 Easy StepsI was perusing the Interwebs recently and came across an article titled "7 Morn
Be Happier at Work With Rex Huppke's 5 Easy Steps
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
I was perusing the Interwebs recently and came across an article titled "7 Morning Habits to Be Happier at Work." I assumed that habits one through six would be "don't get out of bed" and No. 7 would be "have doughnuts delivered to bed." But as... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Making a point in business emailHello! I want you to know that I'm SUPER excited about this week's column!! It'
Making a point in business email
Chicago Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
Hello! I want you to know that I'm SUPER excited about this week's column!! It's about exclamation points!!!! I recently received a work-related email riddled with them, as if it was written by an overcaffeinated glee club. "Well," I said,... Read more
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Philly.com
A review of employee reviews: Listen more, feedback less“The most stunning thing for me in the results of those experiments was that th
A review of employee reviews: Listen more, feedback less
Philly.com / Posted 20 days ago
“The most stunning thing for me in the results of those experiments was that there was no difference between positive feedback and negative feedback in being effective,” Kluger said. “On average, feedback improved performance somewhat, but in 38... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Why is everyone criticizing Netflix's paid parental leave plan?If there were a common protest chant in workplaces across America it would go s
Why is everyone criticizing Netflix's paid parental leave plan?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 23 days ago
If there were a common protest chant in workplaces across America it would go something like this: "What do we want?" "Change!" "When do we want it?" "Soon, so we can start complaining about it!" I thought of this as I watched the swift reaction... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
A review of employee reviews: Listen more, feedback lessAt the end of last week's column, I brought up the overall worthlessness of ann
A review of employee reviews: Listen more, feedback less
Chicago Tribune / Posted 29 days ago
At the end of last week's column, I brought up the overall worthlessness of annual work reviews and introduced a more optimistic feedback approach called "feedforward." One of the researchers behind this concept is Avraham Kluger, a professor of... Read more

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