Our Corporate Life
February 2, 2016   •   Volume 7, Issue 3   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Career Planning Play the Long Game
Ask Amanda: How do I deal with a PIA coworker?
♦   Practical Tips: Cyberloafing How to Manage Online Time
Career Planning: Play the Long Game

Career planning is an excellent place to play a long game: remaining focused on achieving your long-term objective. In practice it often means you do things in the short/medium term that appear beneficial to others rather than to you, but you do them because in your long-term plan they will lead to your success. Of course, this assumes you have a long-term plan, but that’s another topic!

Networking is an excellent example. As you build your network, stay focused on how you can help others achieve their goals. The career benefit to you may not be obvious, but in the long term that person might be able to provide a crucial piece of information or introduction for you.
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Thought to Ponder

Good rule: Don’t always go by the rules.

Practical Tips: Cyberloafing How to Manage Online Time

If you want a real eye-opener, measure the amount of time you spend online. Then consider how much value you received in return for your most valuable asset. Talk about scary!

According to a study conducted by Joseph Ugrin, an assistant professor at Kansas State University, and John Pearson, an associate professor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, workers spend 60 to 80 percent of their time at work “cyberloafing,”...
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 ask Amanda

One of my coworkers is a PIA to work with. She's more interested in drama than in doing actual work. It's gotten so I do her work and mine just so I don't have to deal with her nonsense. Any suggestions? G.R., Tampa FL

Amanda Mitchell

Well, it sounds like she has a good deal—she gets to avoid doing work and gets to act out too! While I can appreciate the level of frustration you must be feeling to willingly take on her work, by doing so, you’re actually reducing the chances that something will be done about her behavior.
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