Author Archive

Olga Khazan

Workforce

What Slack Does for Women

For years, women have had to control their voice, posture, and demeanor in the workplace. With Slack, we don’t have to worry about any of that.

Management

We’re Not Ready for Another Pandemic

The next big plague is coming, and despite making progress on pandemic preparedness, the U.S. might still suffer mass casualties. Here’s why.

Workforce

What Bosses Really Think of Remote Workers

People who work from home get fewer raises and promotions. But there might be a way to avoid the remote-work penalty.

Workforce

The Professional Women Who Are Leaning Out

The competing demands of work and motherhood have some white-collar women choosing part-time work—and loving it.

Workforce

Only Your Boss Can Cure Your Burnout

People refer to various forms of malaise as “burnout,” but it’s technically a work problem. And only your employer can solve it.

Tech

Did Trump Delay the Arrival of At-Home Coronavirus Testing?

Some experts think that at-home testing can stop coronavirus outbreaks, and that the government should have been doing more to produce the tests.

Management

America’s Inescapable Offices

Workers who have already returned to their cubicle report days full of anxiety, masks, and sanitation shaming.

Workforce

Work From Home Is Here to Stay

What might emerge is a future in which results-oriented introverts prevail while those who thrive on face-to-face interactions and office politics fumble.

Management

The Four Key Reasons the U.S. Is So Behind on Coronavirus Testing

Bureaucracy, equipment shortages, an unwillingness to share, and failed leadership doomed the American response to COVID-19.

Defense

The Worst Kind of Medical Debt

When treated at military hospitals, civilians can end up with tens of thousands of dollars in debt that the federal government relentlessly tries to collect.

Management

Is It Weird to Wear Leggings at Work?

Women put up with a lot at the office. At least grant us elastic waistbands.

Management

Frigid Offices Might Be Killing Women’s Productivity

As their goosebumps have long suggested, women perform better on tests of cognitive function at toastier room temperatures.

Management

The Problem With Being Perfect

A trait that’s often seen as good can actually be destructive. Here’s how to combat it.

Management

‘Find Your Passion’ Is Awful Advice

A major new study questions the common wisdom about how we should choose our careers.

Management

How to Make Your Open Office Less Annoying

Researchers are testing egg-shaped chairs, retroreflective ceilings, and other ways to help people concentrate without cubicles.

Management

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.

Oversight

How Much Will We Find Out About Trump's Health?

The president isn’t required to undergo neurological tests or to share the results.

Management

Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work?

Research suggests that conditions in the workplace might be to blame.