Data is easier to understand when it’s presented visually. But sometimes designers get wrapped up in the exercise of making something beautiful and forget to make it functional. Here are two things to keep in mind when creating an infographic
If you’re not highly-skilled in data analysis, you might feel left out of the big data conversation. But you don’t have to be. To better understand what’s being said, make friends with a “quant”—a person with analytical expertise in your network. Find someone who communicates well and has a passion for solving …
When you’ve put long hours into a project, you want proper credit for it. It can be frustrating to watch a co-worker present your collective work as his or her own. When someone steals the show, take these steps to put things right
Talented people used to want high salaries and stable career paths, but now they want work with purpose. Here’s how your company can offer candidates meaningful and attractive roles
When a company is in crisis— facing bankruptcy or a disruptive competitor— it needs to act fast. But it’s also important to stop and speak with the people who are doing the day-to-day work of moving the organization in a new direction.
Most companies recognize the benefit of having leaders with international experience, but few offer the developmental opportunities to gain it. It’s up to you to take responsibility for improving your cross-cultural chops. Here’s how:
- Strengthen relationships. Cultivate the contacts and friends you already have across
Some clients are demanding; others are downright rude. If you’re not in a position to stop working with a difficult person, prepare yourself instead. Expect your greedy, selfish, or angry client to act poorly so you won’t be caught off guard. When you sense that he is about to say something hurtful, say to yourself: “Here it comes.” …
If you’re stressed out and tired, it’s hard to learn new things. Exercise, sleep, and a good diet are all essential for keeping your brain in peak condition, but you can also do the following to perform at your cognitive and creative best
It’s happened to high-profile companies like McDonalds and Jeep — hackers take control of corporate social media accounts and send inappropriate messages to tens of thousands of followers. Don’t let it happen to your company. Take these precautions:
- Get serious about passwords: Don’t let social media managers choose
Happy, engaged employees are good for an organization. Research shows they are more creative, produce better results, and are willing to go the extra mile.
When working in a foreign setting with different norms and rules, you’re likely to make cultural mistakes. But you can lessen their impact by engendering people’s trust in the first place.
If you’ve been at your company for a few years and hope to move up to the next level, here are three things you can do to increase your chances:
- Take initiative. Producing results in your job is just table stakes. Go beyond the confines of your current role and find ways to improve your group’s performance. Take on problems