2 Perspectives on Respect

http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=download&id=479608There are many reasons why an employee may perceive or experience a lack of respect in an organization. Perhaps an employee feels the manager speaks condescendingly to him or her. Maybe some employees see that they are systematically excluded from team meetings that they feel they should be a part of. It’s possible that an employee is used to certain culture of respect at a former organization that is not as apparent in his or her current organization. Whatever the reason, there seems to be a disconnect in perceptions of respect at work based on one’s status in the company. Continue Reading →

Sexism in the Workplace: Consider the 2013 Oscars

If you happened to catch the Oscars recently (or even if you didn’t you probably couldn’t avoid reading about it online) you should know something of the debate occurring over this year’s host, Seth McFarlane’s choices about joke material. The problem many saw with his hosting style was that his focus on gender differences went too far. However, some pointed out that the biggest problem with the 2013 Oscars is that many did not even notice the sexist nature of Seth McFarlane’s jokes until after someone pointed them out. Continue Reading →

5, 10, 15 minutes: How Late is Acceptable?

By nature, I am an early bird.  No matter if it is work or getting together with friends, I will be early.  Running late causes me a great deal of stress and anxiety, so I do all that is in my power to not only be on time, but leave a few minutes of leeway just in case. Continue Reading →