Here we have 3 good articles to understand why we all seem to be struggling with work-life balance, and start working improving it: Dottie Chong rounds up the ways in which we can avoid vacation-shaming at startups. Late Night Froyo gives us 3 steps to taking control of our life that seem simple but are… Continue reading WTF is Work-Life Balance?
The Story Behind Vendasta’s Workplace Perks
April Nowicki brings us this story about how Vendasta offers classic workplace perks but there is a very deliberate objective behind them. CEO Brendan King explains how life is divided into 4 broad segments: family, work, tasks and sleep. The Culture at Vendasta aims to improve and optimize those areas. Keep reading to see more of their… Continue reading The Story Behind Vendasta’s Workplace Perks
What is Transparency in a Business?
Transparency in startups seems to be all the rage, but it wasn’t always this way. There are a few companies like Buffer, Groove and Baremetrics that really paved the way for the rest. What does transparency in business really mean? It’s not just about making your compensation known to the world, or giving details down… Continue reading What is Transparency in a Business?
Rethinking Netflix Work Culture
Netflix work culture is notorious for being cut-throat. While some may say it’s toxic (more on that in a second), it clearly works in maintaining only superstar employees. The WSJ published an article that details how ‘radical honesty’ may be creating a culture of fear, where no one is sure if it’s their last hour… Continue reading Rethinking Netflix Work Culture
Brilliant Jerks in your Startup?
Yes, you should you get rid of them, and don’t hesitate. If you do a Google search about brilliant jerks, one of the suggested searches is Why are Engineers Such Assholes? Rest assured, not all engineers are assholes but part of the reason why they get that bad rap is probably because of so many… Continue reading Brilliant Jerks in your Startup?
Working Too Many Hours a Week
Am I Working Too Many Hours a Week? Have you asked yourself this question? Chronic overwork is bad for your mental wellbeing, can put your health at risk, and be detrimental to your productivity and the quality of your work. This article by Laura Empson highlights the ways we should be deliberate about our work… Continue reading Working Too Many Hours a Week
Remote Working Issues
Remote Working is stressful, even though the pros of this way of working can outweigh the cons, and regardless of whether this setup makes much more sense for us than to go to our company’s offices every day. We’ve got a roundup of great posts that highlight the difficulties of remote work and remind you… Continue reading Remote Working Issues
Are you at Risk of Burnout?
Did you know that 23% of employees feel burned out more often than not? Plus, an additional 44% feel burned out sometimes. This means that at least two-thirds of a workforce experience work fatigue. Burnout is very real and can leave you feeling both empty and exhausted. It can take a heavy toll on your… Continue reading Are you at Risk of Burnout?
Workplace Transparency: it’s taken too long
A transparent workplace can improve employee morale, satisfaction and performance. There are seemingly no downsides when done correctly. So why has it taken so long to be embraced? This article from HR Digest explains why transparency was shunned by leadership and reasons why it’s great for workplace culture. We all know Buffer as one of the… Continue reading Workplace Transparency: it’s taken too long
Pros and Cons of Salary Transparency in Startups
The case for salary transparency has been made multiple times, but so has the case for not making individual compensation widely known. Were you aware that salary transparency can help your startup company excel against competitors? When starting small businesses, many owners have a hard attracting employees. This is often because they don’t have many… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Salary Transparency in Startups