How to design a 360-degree review system

How to design a 360-degree review system

October 18, 2019 workapp 0

By Jeremy Pollack4 minute ReadConducting performance reviews tend to be part of a leader’s job description. But how often do managers task their employees with reviewing leadership? How likely are companies to administer workplace culture assessments and take meaningful action as a result? For most companies, the answer to both of these questions is probably…

Women bosses and gender discrimination

Women bosses and gender discrimination

October 18, 2019 workapp 0

Imagine that your boss Ethan calls you into his office. He expresses disappointment in your recent performance and lack of commitment. How would you react? Accept the feedback and put in more effort? Would you pout in your office and start looking for a new job?Now, would your reaction be different if your boss was…

The challenges of being blind in the workplace

The challenges of being blind in the workplace

October 17, 2019 workapp 0

By Michele McDonnall and Jennifer L. Cmar—The Conversation4 minute ReadCommunities across the world observe White Cane Day on October 15 to recognize the contributions of people with blindness and low vision and to promote equal opportunities. The day was first observed in the U.S. in 1964, when Congress passed a law to increase awareness about…

Exactly how to prepare for your first maternity leave

Exactly how to prepare for your first maternity leave

October 17, 2019 workapp 0

Exciting news, you’re pregnant. Or, perhaps someone else on your team is and you’d like to support them in this transition into parenthood. Whether you’re carrying the babe or someone on your team is, here’s some advice for how to navigate your first maternity leave from the office.Have a solid communications plan—and start with your…

Bias in mainstream productivity and self-help advice

Bias in mainstream productivity and self-help advice

October 16, 2019 workapp 0

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been that person obsessed with all things self-help and productivity. I’ve read self-help books with a notebook in hand, dutifully working my way through the exercises—because there are always exercises involved—until I got bored and another book caught my eye.When it became my job to sift through,…

On the verge of burnout, I took almost a month off

On the verge of burnout, I took almost a month off

October 16, 2019 workapp 0

By autumn adeigbo4 minute ReadThis past year was a major year of growth for me and my company. In 2019, I raised more investment capital and launched our collection on Rent the Runway, one of the fastest-growing fashion startups of the past decade. And after applying to about 100 accelerators, pitch competitions, and venture capital…

5 unique ways to apply for a job

5 unique ways to apply for a job

October 15, 2019 workapp 0

Recently, Basecamp posted five new job openings. For those five openings, they received more than 4,000 applications. Notably, more than 1,400 people applied for their Head of Marketing role, and more than 2,000 applied for two open Customer Support Representative positions.I followed Basecamp’s hiring process with interest via Twitter updates from the company’s founders, blog…

How remote work is stressing you out

How remote work is stressing you out

October 15, 2019 workapp 0

By Stephanie Russell—The Conversation4 minute ReadRemote working is becoming more popular than ever. A study released by the Swiss office provider IWG found that 70% of professionals work remotely at least one day a week, while 53% work remotely for at least half of the week. Some multinationals have their entire staff working remotely, with…

Why being lazy isn’t always a bad thing

Why being lazy isn’t always a bad thing

October 14, 2019 workapp 0

By Neel Burton—Aeon6 minute ReadWe are being lazy if there’s something that we ought to do but are reluctant to do because of the effort involved. We do it badly, or do something less strenuous or less boring, or just remain idle. In other words, we are being lazy if our motivation to spare ourselves…

8 CEOs on their mindfulness practices

8 CEOs on their mindfulness practices

October 14, 2019 workapp 0

Mindfulness is an age-old practice that has perhaps never been trendier in workplaces across the nation. Massive companies like Google and Intel offer meditation and mindfulness courses for their employees. And research suggests they’re on to something. A study recently published in the Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes Journal found that even just a…