Burnout — Could This Be You?

Burnout — It happens to the best of us. On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine explore the topic of burnout; how to spot it, how to treat it, and how to manage someone who has it. What do you do if you feel so depleted that going to work fills you with a sense of dread? How do you manage a top performer who suddenly seems burnt out at work? Listen here.

Are You Generating Jealousy at Work?

Jealous feelings crop up at work all the time. If you receive praise, get promoted, or find yourself in the spotlight, your colleagues are likely to feel jealous. Similarly, if someone you work with gets promoted, receives praise, or gains favor with the boss, you may feel jealous as well. In this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine discuss how to manage jealousy at work.

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?

Are Layoffs Coming Your Way?

On this My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherine talk about the uncomfortable-but-important topic of layoffs. They start with a question from someone who suspects that they may be laid off soon. During the second part of the podcast, Kathi and Katherine address managers who may face the difficult decision of who to lay off.

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.

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.

Which Job Should I Take?

In this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine talk about job hunting, and how to decide which job to take. They start with a question from someone who has to choose between a job that has no work/life balance, but is at a high-status company, versus a job that encourages work/life balance but is at a less prestigious company.

Managing an Argumentative Employee

Kathi and Katherine discuss how to manage an argumentative employee. Are you trying to manage someone who challenges your every move? In this podcast, we’ll examine what happens when a member of your “support staff” questions or corrects everything you want to do. During the second half, we consider the employee’s perspective — What if you challenge your boss because he or she seems insecure or indecisive?