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The low morale of big law

Honestly, the hardest part about big law isn’t the long hours or the workload or the type of work. It’s how demoralizing the job is. … 562 more words

Big Law

3 Steps to a Better Work/Life Balance

A new study by LeanIn.org and McKinsey & Company revealed that over 90 per cent of men and women believe a leave of absence to handle a family matter would hurt their careers. 431 more words


Why Body Language is More Important than Your Words

The things you don’t say sometimes speak louder than the things you do. Sometimes your body language and your verbal communications are completely out of sync. 342 more words


Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand (if you dare): The Perils and Power of Touch at Work

Some years ago, I was invited to attend an ‘experience’ day for a rather well known fast-food chain. The idea was to get a ‘fly-on-the-wall’ perspective of the operation, and involved donning the uniform, taking a tour, and being instructed on some of the tasks that go on in the kitchens behind the counter (I wasn’t allowed to be on the counter – quite rightly, too, as I’m not sure I couldn’t have processed even the simplest order). 1,154 more words

Organisational Culture

the discourse of 'burn out' in silicon valley

A weird little snippet I came across from Marissa Mayer, former Google high-flyer and now head of Yahoo, on how to avoid burnout by “empowering” yourself to “work really hard for a long period of time”. 233 more words

Corporate Culture, Elites And Their Self-Understandings

Male vs. Female Employers

Why do stats indicate that both male and female employees prefer working with a male boss? Is that an age old stereotype that needs to be (but hasn’t been) dispelled? 405 more words


Surviving Japan(as a foreigner): The Office, Part 1

“If you don’t prioritize your life someone else will.”

– Greg McKeown

This is my fifth year living and working in Japan. For the first four I worked for an American company which pimps out English teachers to schools all across Japan.

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