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Long Time No Sea? Prepare for your vacation with this checklist

By | Career Advice, Email & Communication, Featured, Work-Life Balance

It’s that time of the year again where the entirety of Cairo is on vacation, and you’re probably dying to take a long weekend off. As fun as it sounds to leave everything behind and just go, adulting is all about being accountable for your actions; so before you pack your swimming suit and sunscreen, here are several things you need to do at the office first.

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How to boost your productivity in Ramadan?

By | Featured, Productivity, Skills Lab

Since the start of the holy month of Ramadan, your daily lifestyle might have undergone some reorganization (or let’s say..disorganization, to be exact). If you’re fasting, instead of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you now have to eat one big meal in the evening and get it digested fast enough to have another one in the middle of the night. And may heaven have mercy on you, because you have to somehow get enough sleep so that you can wake up early in the morning to get to work and get on with the day without your morning caffeine intake. Here’s how you can exploit this benefit to make sure you bring your A game at work during Ramadan, with 8 simply obvious yet efficient tips:

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Sick of being interrupted by men at work? Here’s how to stop it

By | Featured, Managers, Team Culture

You might not be that familiar with the term, but if you’re a woman working in an office you’re probably quite familiar with the phenomenon. ‘Manterruption’ is the universal phenomenon of men interrupting women at work.

It happens everywhere from meetings in boardrooms and courtrooms to the US Senate, so you’re not alone. A recent study at Yale’s University suggests that women get more interrupted for speaking more than men with the same status. And it’s not the only research that concluded the same. Here’s what you can do to deal with manterruptions at work.

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How to FINALLY meet your deadlines

By | Featured, Managers, Productivity, Skills Lab, Team Culture, Work-Life Balance

When you know the reasons behind missing deadlines, you can’t help but question the importance of having deadlines at all. The truth is deadlines are important because they give you a goal to work towards.

Accordingly, you have to get into the mindset of constructing a plan, setting priorities, and getting into the nitty-gritty of a task.

That’s why we’ve created this guide which will help you meet your upcoming deadlines.

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Tough Call: Open offices: Do they REALLY work?

By | Expert Advice, Featured, Managers, Team Culture, Workplace

The debate of open offices vs. closed ones has been a hot topic for years. And even though a definitive conclusion in favor of either has never been reached, open offices have somehow become the norm.

These days, you can find open offices everywhere, regardless of company size or industry. But does this mean they’re good for us?

We’re going to consider many workplace factors and evaluate if each is a Pro or Con in the case of open offices. Feel free to skip to the ones that interest you the most.

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Office Drama: How to handle stress at work once and for all

By | Featured, Work-Life Balance

It’s natural for us to ignore mental health issues we cannot see, and stress at work is no exception. However, it’s exactly the intangibility of stress that makes it crucial for us to recognize and address it.

Work-related stress is “negatively related to performance,” according to a research paper titled Job Stress and Its Impact on Employees’ Performance. The authors of the paper found that the higher the stress, the lower the performance. That’s why you have to identify workplace stress and learn how to manage it effectively for optimum results and better well-being.

Here is our comprehensive stress-management action plan for work-related stress.

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