In the Office

Speaking for Everyone | A Guide to Inclusive Language in the Workplace

So much of our everyday language excludes different backgrounds, genders, and abilities. While this is oftentimes unconscious and unintentional, some commonly used words and phrases can read as male- or cisgendered-centric, while others can reinforce negative stereotypes about mental health, physical ability, or nontraditional family structures. It’s time for our workplaces to embrace a new, […]

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Burnout and Balance

Staying Late at the Office | How Much is Too Much?

Do you find yourself sticking around at work past your set hours—not just occasionally, but regularly? Are you bringing work home more often than not? And when payday rolls around, are these extra hours missing from your paycheck? If you’re devoted to your job, determined to advance, or simply stuck with more responsibilities than you […]

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In the Office

4 Ways to Make Your Workplace Accessible to All

According to the World Bank, one billion people have some form of a disability. That’s equal to 15% of the world’s population. Despite laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and requires most public places to be accessible, many people with disabilities still encounter barriers that keep them […]

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Career Planning

Ask Alexis | Can I Turn “Other Duties as Assigned” into my Main Focus?

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Dear Ask Alexis, Recently, one of my “other duties as assigned” became assisting with our organization’s social media. I find searching for content interesting and exciting. I like having a say in our agency’s voice and helping to build our online presence. I enjoy engaging with our stakeholders on platforms other than email. Yet that […]

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