Chelsea F.C. Shaken by Concerns, Complaints and a Suicide

When Chelsea’s new owners paid billions for the Premier League club, they also inherited accusations of a toxic culture inside its offices.

#abramovich-roman-a, #boehly-todd, #chelsea-soccer-team, #english-premier-league, #soccer, #workplace-environment

How Work-From-Home Setups Have Changed

Hybrid or remote work is settling in as a permanent reality for millions. Their setups and technical skills can still feel like a temporary solution.

#art, #books-and-literature, #careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #workplace-environment

As Some Office Workers Return, Happy Hour Sees a Wobbly Comeback

Even as companies struggle to coax employees back to the office, some bars report that their after-work crowds are nearing prepandemic levels.

#2twenty2-tavern, #bars-and-nightclubs, #beer-authority-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #everson-royce-bar, #jimmys-corner-manhattan-ny-bar, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #urban-areas, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

Inside a Corporate Culture War Stoked by a Crypto C.E.O.

Jesse Powell, who leads the crypto exchange Kraken, has challenged the use of preferred pronouns, debated who can use racial slurs and called American women “brainwashed.”

#bitcoin-currency, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #kraken-payward-inc, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #powell-jesse-cryptocurrency-executive, #start-ups, #virtual-currency, #workplace-environment

Seeking a Return to Offices, Bosses Lost Leverage

Employer plans have played out like a game of chicken. Now workers are rebelling outright, and executives are trying everything to make the office worth it.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #relocation-of-business, #telecommuting, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

Trader Joe’s Workers File to Hold Company’s First Union Election

The workers, at a store in western Massachusetts, cited health and safety concerns and cuts to benefits at the grocery chain.

#hadley-mass, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #trader-joes, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-environment

The Office Monsters Are Trying to Claw Their Way Back to 2019

Some corporate leaders are grasping at whatever they can to get back to the way things were. But they might find themselves fighting a culture shift beyond their control.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #saturdaynewsletter, #workplace-environment

Elon Musk Tells Tesla and SpaceX Workers to Return to Office 40 Hours a Week

In emails to workers at SpaceX and Tesla, Mr. Musk said they were required to spend a minimum of 40 hours a week in the office.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #musk-elon, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #telecommuting, #tesla-motors-inc, #workplace-environment

Goldman’s Move to Unlimited Vacation Is Good for … Goldman

Goldman Sachs is the latest company to let workers take as much time off as they want. That means no more unused days — and no need to pay them out later.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #facet-llc, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #solomon-david-m, #workplace-environment

South Korean Workers Turn the Tables on Their Bad Bosses

“South Koreans live with an enormous tolerance for abuse” from the powerful, said one famously bullied advocate. A backlash has erupted.

#bullying, #gabjil-119, #gapjil, #kim-seung-young, #korean-air, #lee-jae-myung, #park-geun-hye, #park-chang-jin, #sexual-harassment, #south-korea, #workplace-environment

Silicon Valley’s Worship of Work Hurts All of Us

Work has become religion for many knowledge workers. It hurts all of us.

#careers-and-professions, #labor-and-jobs, #places-of-worship, #religion-and-belief, #silicon-valley-calif, #start-ups, #united-states, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

The Rules for Hybrid Work Were Always Made Up

As more and more workplaces pause or end the expectation of three days a week in the office, a large-scale return may never be on the horizon.

#airbnb, #apple-inc, #blackrock-inc, #citigroup-inc, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #dunn-zach, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #jefferies-group-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #robin-org, #workplace-environment, #zillow-com

How Jack Welch’s Reign at G.E. Gave Us Elon Musk’s Twitter Feed

The onetime ‘manager of the century’ paved the way for C.E.O.s to moonlight as internet trolls.

#chicago-ill, #company-reports, #content-type-personal-profile, #croton-on-hudson-ny, #executive-compensation, #executives-and-management-theory, #general-electric-company, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #seattle-wash, #welch-john-f-jr, #workplace-environment

Apple Delays and Modifies Its Return to Office Plans

The news was welcomed by an employee group worried about growing coronavirus rates.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #workplace-environment

Start-Ups Flock to WeWork, Trellis and Other Low-Commitment Spaces

The pandemic’s arrival turned spaces like WeWork into ghost towns. Now people are lining up for low-commitment offices, and providers are working to sustain that trend.

#canopy-space-inc, #co-working, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #landlords, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #start-ups, #wework-companies-inc, #workplace-environment

Are You Happy? Your Boss Is Asking.

To some, the pursuit of workplace happiness — and its price, like an $18,000 “happiness M.B.A.” for managers — can seem like a corporate attempt to turn feelings into productivity.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #employee-fringe-benefits, #executives-and-management-theory, #happiness, #labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #santos-laurie-r-1975, #wd-40-company, #workplace-environment

All of Those Quitters? They’re at Work.

The Great Resignation was in fact a moment many people traded up for a better-paying gig.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #restaurants, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-environment

Why Union Efforts at Starbucks Have Spread Further Than at Amazon

Why has the union campaign spread so much further at the coffee chain than at the e-commerce giant?

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #coffeehouses, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #starbucks-corporation, #starbucks-workers-united, #wages-and-salaries, #warehouses, #workplace-environment

What Your Younger Employees Are Really Thinking

Twelve millennials talked to Times Opinion about the Great Resignation, return to office and the workplace in America today.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #greeting-gestures, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

How Remote Work Helped Tech Companies Outside Silicon Valley Grow

Some companies that hired remote workers during the pandemic say going back to the office isn’t an option.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #saturdaynewsletter, #workplace-environment

A Hybrid-Work Challenge: Monitoring Attendance

A hybrid-work challenge: taking attendance.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #executives-and-management-theory, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #united-states, #workplace-environment

Inflation Complicates Return to Office Plans

The cost of a daily routine — travel, coffee, food — is far pricier than it was when offices shut down two years ago.

#consumer-price-index, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #employee-fringe-benefits, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-environment

From Amazon to Starbucks, America Is Unionizing. Will Politics Catch Up?

A debate on how unions build power today and whether politicians — particularly Democrats — are still behind them.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #audio-neutral-informative, #collective-bargaining, #democratic-party, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #shuler-liz-1970, #starbucks-workers-united, #strikes, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

How Did Quitting Your Job Change Your Life?

If you were part of the “great resignation,” please share your story with us.

#internal-open-access, #labor-and-jobs, #workplace-environment

How Remote Work Is Changing N.Y.C.

New neighborhood businesses far from Midtown are thriving. Maybe it’s time to redefine what “comeback” means.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #new-york-city, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #workplace-environment

What ‘Severance’ on Apple TV+ Gets Right About Office Perks

It’s going to take more than a happy hour or a company-branded coffee mug to persuade employees to return to in-person work.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #productivity, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #severance-tv-program, #workplace-environment

Welcome Back to the Office. Isn’t This Fun?

Tech companies really want their employees to be happy — or at least less annoyed — about returning. So they’re providing concerts, food trucks and other perks.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #facebook-inc, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #google-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #qualcomm-inc, #workplace-environment

Yelp Will Pay for Employees to Travel for Abortion Access

The company has relatively few workers in Texas, which has the most restrictive abortion law, but said it wanted to attract talent in a tough labor market.

#abortion, #labor-and-jobs, #texas, #workplace-environment, #yelp

As Remote Work Becomes Permanent, Can Manhattan Adapt?

With more companies adopting hybrid work, New York City’s economy, which relies on commuters and full office buildings, faces an uncertain future.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #dimon-james, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #hochul-kathleen-c, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #penguin-random-house, #pricewaterhousecoopers, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #skillshare-inc, #verizon-communications-inc, #workplace-environment, #zillow-com

You Can Still Wear Masks in Meetings

Your boss may balk, but you should be able to keep your family healthy — and keep this customer happy.

#business-travel, #careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #gifts, #masks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

California Law Requiring Board Diversity Is Struck Down

In a blow to the state’s efforts to deal with disparities in the workplace, a judge found the law unconstitutional. It’s unclear whether the state will appeal the ruling.

#boards-of-directors, #decisions-and-verdicts, #discrimination, #judicial-watch, #newsom-gavin, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-environment

Amazon Workers on Staten Island Vote to Unionize

Despite heavy lobbying by the company, workers at the facility voted by a wide margin for a union. It was seen as a rebuke of the company’s treatment of its employees.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #international-brotherhood-of-teamsters, #labor-and-jobs, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #obrien-sean-m, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #workplace-environment

Returns to the Office Raise Mental Health Challenges

Supervisors are called on to help people navigate personal challenges, whether or not they have the training to do so.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #workplace-environment

There Is No Upside to an 8 A.M. Meeting

The Early Bird in your office may do as he pleases, but he should not demand that you join him.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

As Offices Ease Covid Safety Measures, Workers Worry

Using local guidelines, many companies are loosening Covid safety rules, leaving workers to navigate masking and social distancing on their own.

#blackrock-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #jefferies-group-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #masks, #morgan-stanley, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #wells-fargocompany, #workplace-environment, #wylde-kathryn-s

Some Transgender People Used Remote Work to Make a Change

After transitioning in private, they are preparing to return to the workplace at a time when gender identity itself is a politically divisive issue.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #discrimination, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hospitals, #kentucky, #london-england, #national-center-for-transgender-equality, #northwell-health, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #workplace-environment

True Work Flexibility Is About When, Not Just Where, You Work

The pandemic changed where many of us work. It should also change when we work.

#biorhythms, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #sleep, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

Being on Leave Means Not Sending That 2 a.m. Email

What to do about a boss with enough self-awareness to want to avoid micromanaging but not enough to actually do it.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

Meta Cuts Back on Some of Facebook’s Perks

The company told workers on Friday that it will reduce or eliminate some of its famous perks as it prepares for a return to the office.

#computers-and-the-internet, #employee-fringe-benefits, #facebook-inc, #laundry-and-laundromats, #meta-platforms-inc, #workplace-environment, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Facebook’s Parent Company Will Make Employees Do Their Own Laundry

The company told workers on Friday that it will reduce or eliminate some of its famous perks as it prepares for a return to the office.

#computers-and-the-internet, #employee-fringe-benefits, #facebook-inc, #laundry-and-laundromats, #meta-platforms-inc, #workplace-environment, #zuckerberg-mark-e

So Much Suffering in the Ukraine War

Readers decry the attacks on a family and a hospital, urge a no-fly zone and discuss Vladimir Putin’s mental state and disinformation. Also: Apologies; praise for employees.

#apologies, #civilian-casualties, #no-fly-zones, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #workplace-environment

After Two Years of Remote Work, Workers Question Office Life

The office was never one size fits all. It was one size fits some, with the expectation that everybody else would squeeze in.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

Bosses Are Finding New Ways to Drive Employee Satisfaction

Free tacos, shopping sprees and words of appreciation are just some of the ways employers are desperate to show they care.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #employee-fringe-benefits, #executives-and-management-theory, #labor-and-jobs, #workplace-environment

Can Workers Climb the Career Ladder Working Remotely?

Translating opportunities for networking, mentoring and advancement to the virtual world isn’t easy.

#careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #dealbookworkplace, #labor-and-jobs, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

Your Self-Worth Is Not in Your Inbox

A nonresponse to email may be rude, but it is not the end of the world.

#careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #e-mail, #febos-melissa, #labor-and-jobs, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

For Workers Who Are Never on Site, the ‘Off-Site’ Still Beckons

Some companies find bonding outside the tasks of a typical workday is more important than ever if that workday remains remote.

#computers-and-the-internet, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #workplace-environment

Say Hello Again to the Office, Fingers Crossed

Antsy executives have a message for their employees: Plans to return to in-person work are real this time.

#american-express-company, #bank-of-new-york-mellon-corporation, #chevron-corporation, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #express-employment-professionals, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #google-inc, #gorman-james-p, #intuit-inc, #jefferies-group-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #morgan-stanley, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment, #wylde-kathryn-s

College Seniors Prepare to Enter a Work World in Flux

As workplaces transformed by the pandemic negotiate a “new normal,” DealBook asked college seniors across the country what they hope it will look like.

#careers-and-professions, #dealbookworkplace, #labor-and-jobs, #workplace-environment

Do You Know Who That Worker You Just Hired Really Is?

Employers love to talk about “authenticity.” But psychologists say nearly everyone uses some form of deception to get a job.

#content-type-service, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #lying, #workplace-environment

Sigal Barsade, 56, Dies; Argued That It’s OK to Show Emotions at Work

Her pioneering research showed that feelings have a place in the office, and that good leaders should learn to embrace that fact.

#barsade-sigal-1965-2022, #deaths-obituaries, #emotions, #empathy, #research, #workplace-environment