Is Working Remotely Hurting You?

On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine discuss the possibility that working remotely could be hurting your career. They start with a question from someone who works remotely but used to go into the office for monthly visits. Now that the company won’t pay for monthly trips, this person feels disconnected from others at work. During the second part of the podcast, Kathi and Katherine consider the manager’s perspective: What if you suspect that your onsite employees have access to more opportunities?

Remote Working — Challenges and Benefits

Do you love remote working? Or do you yearn for time in the office? In this My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherine examine the pluses and minuses of remote working. They start with a question from someone who has a new remote job and misses the camaraderie of office life. During the second part of the podcast, Kathi and Katherine consider those people who prefer remote working and have to go back to the office.

When the Boss Gets Jealous of You

On this My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherin cover a topic rarely discussed at work: What do you do if your boss is jealous of you? They start with a question from someone whose boss is not happy when a certain large client prefers the employee’s presentation over the boss’. During the second part of the podcast, Kathi and Katherine consider what bosses can do if they manage employees who outshine them.

Dealing with Over-Talkers

Are you an over-talker? Do you manage someone who talks too much? Over-talking can be a real obstacle to moving your career forward. It can compromise your reputation and cause people to avoid you, personally and professionally. In this podcast, Kathi and Katherine examine the problem of over-talking at work and offer concrete tips for how to deal with it.

The Importance of Leaving a Job Well

Kathi and Katherine discuss the importance of leaving a job well — even if it’s a job you don’t like.
They share a story from someone who was able to leave a job (and a company) he hated on good terms, and ultimately experienced very positive results.

Why Can’t I Find a Good Boss?

Sometimes it seems like a good boss is impossible to find. On this My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherine examine why it’s so difficult to find skilled bosses, what it means to manage up, and how to make working for a bad boss better.

Is Your Boss Leaving?

What do you do if your current boss leaves for another job? It’s not always clear. In this My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherine discuss how to adjust when your boss leaves and a new boss appears. First, they consider a situation where the employee has a great boss and that person takes a new position. Then Kathi and Katherine discuss what it means when a boss you can’t stand moves on.

#41: The Complacent Boss – My Crazy Office, Season 8

Kathi and Katherine talk about a complacent boss on this week’s episode of the My Crazy Office podcast.

First we give advice to an employee whose laid-back manager’s behavior is hurting the team’s morale and productivity.

Then we address managers who have become complacent and consider what their motives might be.