teamwork

The Benefits of Having Both Optimists and Pessimists on Your Team

The Benefits of Having Both Optimists and Pessimists on Your Team

Optimists are positive, upbeat, and enthusiastic. Pessimists are realistic, cautious, and somewhat negative. Optimists are full of ideas. Pessimists tend to oppose new ideas because they focus on all of the bad things that could happen if those ideas were put into practice. Thus, this can sometimes lead to conflict at work. On a team(…)

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Feeling Joyful at Work

Feeling Joyful at Work

We spend a large portion of our lives in the office. So wouldn’t it be wonderful to feel joyful while we’re there? It might seem like an unachievable goal. But according to author Alex Liu, it is possible to instill joy in the workplace. Managers simply need to incorporate three things into the work environment:(…)

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Coping With a Competitive Coworker

Coping With a Competitive Coworker

Competitive coworkers can be a challenge to work with. They’re desperate to get ahead. They’ll take any opportunity to promote themselves, and even take credit for things they didn’t necessarily do. They won’t mention other team members’ contributions. And they may even discredit other people’s work in an effort to make themselves look better. Do(…)

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How to Work With People Who Are Younger Than You

How to Work With People Who Are Younger Than You

If you’re surrounded by coworkers who are younger than you, you may sometimes feel a little disconnected from them. People in different generations have their own ways of communicating and getting things done. So it may occasionally feel challenging to work together as a cohesive team. But if you find yourself in this position, don’t(…)

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Learn From Your Dog

Learn From Your Dog

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the many things that cats can teach us. By following their furry lead, you can be both happier and more successful at work. Now I think it’s time to turn our attention to dogs. Dogs are the best! They’re loving, loyal bundles of joy. My parents’(…)

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