When companies create ridiculous and demoralizing rules to halt the outlandish behavior of a few individuals, it's a management problem.
Good manners, deep breaths and boundaries solve most problems happily enough.
Tears often accompany an earnest show of emotion. It feels risky but is really very healthy.
A recycled gift, selected with great care and given with a generous heart, will be received with a smile -- so long as only you know it's recycled.
Exchanging gifts with co-workers is a pleasant custom that many people find very stressful.
Don't take it personally when you don't hear back, but don't stop trying to get in touch.
Everybody is aggravating to somebody some of the time. A jerk is aggravating to everybody all the time.
Everyone wants praise but nice people often are often inadvertently rude when they receive it.
What to do when their obnoxiousness is a growing matter of concern for everyone in the office?
Office amenities are shifting from a focus on whimsy to a focus on meaning.
Collaboration is the essence of teamwork, but interruptions are the bane of anyone trying to concentrate. There is a way to make this work.
Stay above the fray of work conflicts with these strategies.