As a long-time fan and performer of improvisational comedy, or “improv” for short, I wasn’t surprised to hear that the same communication techniques that I use on stage were also being used in the workplace. For those who don’t know, an improv performance is completely unscripted. A scene begins with a suggestion from the audience,… Read More
As I have progressed in my career I have come to realize that every job has its pros and cons. And every supervisor does as well. Sometimes your supervisor is too hands off. Or sometimes you might come across a micro-manager. You may wish that you received more praise or credit. Or maybe you receive… Read More
Do you have a coworker who is disorganized? A coworker who constantly has a negative attitude? Every workplace has them; challenging colleagues. Whether these people just get on your nerves or they are having an effect on your productivity, learning how to deal with challenging people takes skill.The average full-time employee spends more time at… Read More
The time has come, fellow professionals. The Holiday season is approaching and there is no turning back. As we speak; my coworkers are conjuring up ideas on how to one-up each other for Halloween. As we dive into the November and December months, stress tends to follow us into our lives, both professionally and personally…. Read More
As 2014 concludes and we prepare for another great year ahead, regardless of if you’re an employee or an employer, workplace amenities are as hot a topic as any. Not only do folks want to be employed but they want to have certain luxuries while at work. After all, we spend nearly half of each… Read More
It’s no secret that making employees happy isn’t optional, it’s an outright requirement. College graduates and seasoned job seekers aren’t looking for a place that pays the bills and puts food on the table, they want the kind of work-life balance seen at Google, Apple and beyond. Putting up an office building with… Read More
Dress codes are a part of every professional’s day to day life. It’s important to dress appropriately for your workplace, and Pete needs your help with just that. Print him out and dress him up!
In a professional office environment, whistling along to the music probably isn’t the best idea. I catch myself doing it…and tapping my feet…and playing the drums with my fingers on my desk. I know fellow Proforma blog contributors Tony Zayas and Kendra Smith can probably hear me doing it, but they’re too nice to tell me to… Read More