Three Essential Skills For Setting Work-Life Boundaries

by Leah Fessler

Ample research suggests that giving yourself time to recharge—separate from email, Slack, social media, etc.—improves happiness, health, and productivity. But even if you know that, communicating such boundaries to demanding colleagues and clients can be difficult, especially when their work ... Read & React

Why Some Women Prefer ‘Intentional Invisibility’ At Work

Professional women have strong reasons to ignore recommendations that urge them to have a more visible presence at work, according to a new study. While research has shown that visibility in the workplace is critical for professional advancement, the reality is that for some women, it’s easier ... Read & React

This Trait Can Tell You Who’s Really Trustworthy

When it comes to predicting who is most likely to act in a trustworthy manner, one of the most important factors is the anticipation of guilt, according to a new study. In the study, researchers identify a trait predictor of trustworthy intentions and behavior. They also provide practical advice ... Read & React

What To Do With Your Implicit Bias

by Lily Zheng

White/Innocent. Black/Criminal. Men/Clever. Women/Nurturing. If you’ve ever taken an implicit bias test or training, you’ll recognize pairs like these as examples of the unconscious associations our brains make about social categories. While social psychologists Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony ... Read & React

A Guide For Crafting A Seamless Vacation, From Packing To Returning To Work

by Rosie Spinks

It’s August, also known as summer’s third act, the pre-September pause, and the “out of office” email’s moment to shine. For many people, this is the month to go on vacation, with all the excitement, relaxation, and—if we’re being honest—anticipatory stress that can entail. At Quartzy, we love ... Read & React

The Trick To Staying Close To Coworkers When You Work From Home

by Katherine Ellen Foley

At the moment, I am about 245 miles (394 km) from the majority of my coworkers in New York. I’m almost 3,000 miles (5,000 km) away from my direct supervisor in San Francisco, and more than 3,600 miles (5,700 km) away from one of my favorite teammates in London. But, thanks to the internet, I ... Read & React

How To Be Assertive—Even When You’re Constantly Talked Over

Aggressive people are hostile, adopting the “my way or the highway” stance. Passive people give up their power and are easily taken advantage of, which creates a surefire recipe for burnout and resentment. You want to be the happy medium—an assertive person. Assertive people seek out win-win ... Read & React

How to Get Millennials into Government

by Kris Tremaine and Jeffrey Neal

Millennials remain one of the most socially-minded generations of Americas. Still, their presence in government—an institution that at its core is designed to promote the general welfare—lags far behind the private sector. Critically, millennials comprise less than 10 percent of information ... Read & React

Smart Companies Hire People Who Don’t Believe In Their Mission

by Leah Fessler

In modern-day management, there’s a whole lot of hoopla around mission statements. Your mission should sit alongside unique values (see Mark Zuckerberg’s tips on that) that together offer a vision for a world changed, however narrowly, by whatever your company makes, sells, or promises. ... Read & React

On Gaining Acceptance for Performance Pay in Government

by Howard Risher Workforce Management Consultant

In stating its concern with the proposed 1.9 percent salary increase, the Office of Management and Budget recently argued that “Across-the-board pay increases have long-term fixed costs, yet fail to address existing pay disparities, or target mission critical recruitment and retention goals.” ... Read & React