July 2008 15
I know I’m not the only one who thinks this, so I’m just going to say it: I love seeing people get caught in their own web of lies. Okay, I don’t love love it, but for whatever reason, it’s fascinating to me. It’s like watching a soap opera, only better, because it’s real and involves less Botox. Plus, more often than not, they’ve got it coming to them.
In last Wednesday’s post, I mentioned the recent Challenger, Gray & Christmas list of workplace trends of the future. Well, today, I came across this Miami Herald article about how companies are doing away with cubicles with increasing frequency, one of the trends Challenger predicted.
It mentions Florida-based RBB Public Relations, who got rid of private offices for everyone, including top management.
What was ever wrong with the handshake? USA Today reports the fist bump, yes, that fist bump – the one made famous by domestic beer commercial characters and the Obamas, among others – has finally broken into the ranks of the business world. Most popular with young professional males, fist bumping has come to replace the handshake with increasing frequency.
I’ve been working on an article about ways that companies are having fun at work. When I started this project, I knew that I wanted to give it a personal feel, so I decided to turn to those who would be brutally honest and candid about their own work experiences: my friends.
With that in mind, I wrote a little email one morning to a group of about 30 of them, asking what their companies were currently doing to add an element of fun to the workplace.
It seems as though every day I read an article about Women in the workforce (a topic near and dear to my heart, since I am a woman and partly in the workforce) Today is no exception. An article in today’s New York Times argues that Women are leaving the workforce, but this time it is because of the economy.