How to Manage Political Conflicts in the Workplace

One in ten American workers have experienced tension or stress from recent political discussions in the workplace, according to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association. Office discussions about current affairs are to be expected, but when opinions and emotions run high, it’s easy for political talk to escalate and irritate sensitivities in other … Read more

Spring Brings Regulatory News for Employers

The federal government has made several recent announcements regarding employment regulations. These proposed or in-the-works regulatory changes have a common theme: rolling back the more proemployee regulations of the Obama administration in favor of employers. As these proposed rules make their way through the legal and bureaucratic process, employers will want to stay informed so … Read more

Seven Steps to Take When Employees Don’t Get Along

Conflict is a part of life, and in the workplace it creates healthy competition, innovation, and enhanced creativity, but conflict that brings disrespect negatively affects everybody. Whether it’s differences in personalities, opinions, or another factor, there will be times when employees don’t mesh, and if it goes unaddressed, it can cause tension that not only … Read more

What Research Tells Us about Multitasking

Multitasking is an inevitable part of work for most employees now, with e-mail, phone, text, coworkers, and computer applications all vying for attention. There are only a few professions—such as drivers and operators of dangerous machinery—that are among the exceptions. That exceptions are made for them, however, constitutes an acknowledgement that human beings simply do … Read more

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