In the office all hours? Tell us about your company’s work culture

An increasing number of workers in Japan, are dying from the country’s ingrained culture of overworking. It is so accepted that the word “karoshi” (過労死, meaning overworking death) can be registered as an official cause of death. According to labour ministry data, claims for compensation for karoshi rose to a record high of 1,456 in 2015. But are all workers, in all countries, suffering from overwork? A long-hours culture has similarly impacted the US, and today the American 40-hour workweek is actually far closer to 47 hours — nearly a…

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Are Millennials Changing the Culture of Work?

What the boss says, goes. Don’t put anything online that you wouldn’t print out and hang over your desk. Don’t expect a free lunch, or a fast promotion, and always remember: your mama doesn’t work here. Those are the old rules of corporate culture, and most of us – especially if we were born before ubiquitous internet – agree that they’re still the smart way to go. After all, what is etiquette, but a way to keep from driving our neighbors crazy, whether those neighbors live across a driveway or…

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