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Would you call your surroundings a cube farm? If there are more than two bicycles in the copy room and a video of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” or something like it in the bathroom, you may work in a Midwest technology environment....

I went to this interview because somebody called my mother and told her he wanted to hire me. As near as I could tell, the job involved convincing one’s family and friends to take out new mortgages. If I took this job, I would spend...

A few months back I wrote about the negative effects of what I call process ideology — the predominating belief that most problems in business can be solved by changing the way work activities, responsibilities and decision making are designed....

Yes, getting hired has something to do with packaging. But muzzling a candidate who wants to know about the job’s career potential? That's outrageous. No headhunter has the right to tell you not to find out everything you can about a potential employer....

A recent Associated Press poll suggests that most Americans are happy with their jobs, but more than a third say they have too much work-related stress. This week's column presents poses the question: Are you better off at work now than you were a year...