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In Search of a Perfect Team at Work

WSJ Careers - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:16
Who works best with whom? Companies are crunching lots of data about their employees to answer that question.

How AI Is Transforming the Workplace

WSJ Careers - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:08
Artificial intelligence is changing the way managers do their job—from who gets hired to how they’re evaluated to who gets promoted. But is it too intrusive? And can it really help supervisors do a better job?

How Movies Can Help Robots and People Get Along

WSJ Careers - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 09:47
Researchers find that those who watch people and humanoid robots working well together are more accepting of the machines.

How Technology Is Making Expense Reporting Easier

WSJ Careers - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 18:35
Technology is removing one of the big headaches business travelers endure: the paperwork.

Beware Collaboration-Tool Overload

WSJ Careers - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 14:41
Employees are struggling to cope with an abundance of collaboration tools, prompting providers to try to simplify things for them.

The Big Security Mistakes Companies Make When Buying Tech

WSJ Careers - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 07:38
Companies that are smart about security ask a lot of questions before buying workplace technology.

At Last, a Possible Solution to Office Thermostat Wars

WSJ Careers - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 23:19
New technologies are giving individual office workers more control over the climate around them.

How 'Star Trek" Has Helped Me Solve Workplace Dilemmas

WSJ Careers - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 23:15
For this writer, the TV series has been the secret to working long and prospering.

What Is a Data Scientist, Anyway?

WSJ Careers - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 23:08
Having a facility with numbers helps in the field of data science. But that’s only part of the equation.

The Power of Conferences in a Social-Media Age

WSJ Careers - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 23:05
A guide to using social media and other digital tools to get the most out of the face-to-face opportunities that conferences provide.

When Colleagues Can Praise Each Other at the Push of a Button

WSJ Careers - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 23:04
With new digital products, employees can give each other kudos for the entire office to see.

Alexa and Cortana May Be Heading to the Office

WSJ Careers - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 23:03
Voice-activated assistants with artificial intelligence are moving from the home to the office.

New York City Wants More Companies to Hire Summer Interns

WSJ Careers - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 20:00
New York City will kick off a new advertising campaign to spur more companies to join ‘Ladders for Leaders,’ a program that helped 1,538 high school and college students find paid summer internships last summer.

Music Industry Drums Up Big Business For New York City

WSJ Careers - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 22:48
In New York City, artists, music consumption, the record business, infrastructure and support account for more than 30,000 jobs and $13.7 billion in economic output, according to a new City Hall report.

Your Job- Follow The Leader?

Lisa Kaye - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 11:51

You may have the best job on earth. You probably make a great salary, have killer benefits, sock away a fantastic annual bonus enough to buy that second home and are racking up those stock options every year. On top of that, you likely have an important title, big office, and work with a competent and fun staff.  And let’s not forget that cute parking space with your name on it for kicks!  All of these signs reinforce the fact that you have made it up the career food chain and are destined for great things. All of this and yet, did we forget to mention your boss?  When all things are going well and you have ticked off a lot from your career bucket list-does it matter if you are not able to follow your leader?

In a time when leadership at the highest levels have been called into question, how important and critical is leadership in your decision to accept or remain in your job?  The career choices you make are a part of your path in reaching your short and long term goals you have outlined for yourself. When it comes to figuring out what job is right for you, and if you are truly on the right career path, how much of your deliberation revolves around who you work for?  Sometimes we make career choices for reasons we think have an immediate impact on our lives, such as salary, job responsibilities or even the commute to work.

What you fail to pay attention to really, is the person you will be working for or with, and how much that individual may impact the quality of your overall work experience.  You assume that because you got the job, had a good initial interview or made an immediate “connection” to the person who would become your boss that it’s all good.  Not necessarily true.  First impressions are important but remember in the early stages of any relationship, you aim to impress.  That’s true on both sides of the interview desk by the way.

You may think that you have a good relationship with your boss but find his/her tactics a bit strange.  Maybe they are not consistent in their messaging.  Maybe they provide conflicting direction or no direction at all?  Sometimes, you may find yourself second guessing a strategy or directive when you feel like you’ve been hurled in the direction of a dead-end street.  Do you blindly follow?  Do you question figures of authority? Or, do you stop, think and have the courage to reassess your actions? When it comes to leadership, what type of leader would you want to work for?  If you find that you don’t spend enough time evaluating that relationship, think twice before you accept the next job opportunity and try to find out a little more about the person you might be working for.

It may seem like the job is all you are after. Keep in mind that the person who is part of your daily job life and who has the power to make or break your work experience should be a major factor in your decision to accept or reject a job, regardless of how close your parking spot is to the elevator. Your career depends on working for and respecting the person who would be your boss. Understanding how important that relationship is to your overall career goals implies that you not only value your financial package but you place a great deal of importance on the values of integrity and self-respect.  The job may change but those overriding principles stay with you long after the boss is out of office.

 

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Companies Grapple with Accountant Shortage

WSJ Careers - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 00:25
Companies adjusting to accounting-rule changes in the U.S. are running into a problem: There aren’t enough accountants.

The 'Rock-Star' Librarians Who Choose What Your Kids Read

WSJ Careers - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 12:36
Current and former elementary-school librarians with big social-media followings are exerting considerable sway over what kids read.

College Faculty's New Focus: Don't Offend

WSJ Careers - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 10:17
College faculty across the country are adapting to an environment in which a word or turn of phrase—if perceived to be biased or insensitive—has the power to derail a career. 

In Short Supply in Trump's Cabinet: Lawyers

WSJ Careers - Thu, 03/02/2017 - 22:24
President Trump’s preference for business and military leaders has marginalized a group long at the capital’s levers of power: lawyers. Just three of his 16 cabinet picks have law degrees.

Business Schools Face Surge in Activism

WSJ Careers - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 13:33
In the past year, M.B.A. students and faculty across the country have marched in protest, organized fundraisers and waded into public debates—a sharp change for what has traditionally been the quietest quad on campus.

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