Category Archives: Workplace

Top 5 physical requirements for working from home

As more and more of us move from the corporate office to the home office, I find that we’re all battling with a workspace-within-my-personal-space issue. By working from home, you just increased your accessibility–to both clients and your family–by tenfold. … Continue reading

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Employee types from Kathy Sierra

Okay, I know she’s using employee types to describe software applications. But, I mean, c’mon. Strip that away and you’ve still got some archetypal employee types. This is well worth the read: Creating Passionate Users: Is your app an ass-kisser? … Continue reading

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The No Asshole Rule

I love flying. If only because it let’s me catch up on all the reading I’ve been meaning to do. As per Amy’s “Assholes 101” post, I’ve been stuck trying to finish The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace … Continue reading

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Assholes 101

When I get together with former co-workers, we rarely talk about old colleagues we loved, instead favoring stories about the ones who made us want to commit hara-kari in our cubicles. You know, that guy who verbally abused his wife … Continue reading

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Tired of working for tyrannical despots?

Well, today is the day to get out from under that thumb. Or that iron fist. Or whatever. Today, March 6, 2007, is the first annual Democracy in the Workplace Day! What’s a Democratic Workplace, you ask with genuine interest … Continue reading

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