The Ladder
The Ladder

Can the Hovr Make Fidgeting Acceptable at the Office?

A new swing for your feet aims to turn sitting at a desk into a microworkout—and upend office norms around posture.

Oct. 14 2016 5:56 AMIt Would Be, It Would Be So NiceVacations are good for us and good for our employers. So why don’t we take them?
Aug. 18 2016 9:15 AMStop Tweeting Your #FirstsevenjobsIt’s just a way to disguise your privilege.
July 27 2016 2:48 PMToward a Unified Theory of the Office KitchenIt’s where we acknowledge our humanity, for better and for worse.
July 7 2016 3:02 PMPeak, Sprint, and PivotWhat does the current crop of business best-sellers tell us about how our bosses see the world?
June 15 2016 1:00 PMMonotaskingI forced myself to do one thing at a time for a week. It was … hard.
June 1 2016 9:30 AMIt Gets MessierYou won’t always have to care about typos in your emails.
May 11 2016 7:00 AMOpen-Plan Offices Are the WorstHere’s how to make them slightly less terrible.
April 27 2016 5:45 AMI Don’t Believe in Productivity Hacks.Can they help me anyway?
April 12 2016 6:25 PMFeeling Like an Impostor Is Not a SyndromeIt’s a totally normal part of experiencing success.
March 23 2016 11:38 AMSomeone’s Crying at the Office. Now What?Making the workplace a safe space to bawl.
March 9 2016 2:42 PMWhat’s the Nicest Way to Fire Someone?Step 1: Stop trying to be nice.
Feb. 24 2016 11:20 AMIs Your Boss Reading Your Email?We all know our work computers aren’t private—but we use them as if they were.
Feb. 10 2016 11:05 AMLove at the OfficeWorkplace romances can be thrilling—or more painful than you could imagine.
Jan. 27 2016 11:15 AMWhy Are Doctors’ Offices So Badly Run?Seven years of medical school doesn’t prepare you to run a business.
Jan. 13 2016 11:08 AMI’m a Lawyer. I Hate It. What Now? What to do when you’ve worked hard to launch your career and now you’re miserable.
Sept. 1 2016 5:45 AMWorkplace Wellness Programs Are a ShamThey’re a waste of time and money, they don’t improve health outcomes, and they’re a front for shifting costs onto employees.
Aug. 4 2016 9:44 AMIs It OK to Play Pokémon Go at Work?Sometimes!
July 13 2016 9:30 AMThe All-Female Toxic WorkplaceThis sharp, funny new novel shows how work gets under our skin.
June 29 2016 10:00 AMVideo Conferencing Is the WorstIt makes us self-conscious, distracted, and suspicious. Why do we do it?
June 9 2016 8:45 AMPerformance Reviews Don’t Work. Can an App Fix Them? Swipe right to rate your employee’s performance satisfactory.
May 19 2016 5:55 AMEthics Trainings Are Even Dumber Than You ThinkThey waste everyone’s time and don’t prevent any real problems. 
May 4 2016 9:30 AMThe Anti–To-Do ListWriting down the things you’ve already done is as useful as listing the things you have to do—and a lot more fun.
April 20 2016 1:08 PMRazor-Sharp AdviceHow a startup CEO stays on task.
April 6 2016 7:45 AMWhat’s the Sexiest Profession?There’s no real way to answer this question. But that doesn’t stop us from asking.
March 15 2016 4:09 PMThey Went to Trump University, and They Want You to Know ItLawsuits call Trump’s real estate seminars an expensive rip-off. Some alumni disagree.
March 2 2016 1:59 PMSpectacular AdviceHow a Warby Parker CEO gets things done.
Feb. 17 2016 12:22 PMAgainst Informational InterviewsThey’re just a disingenuous way to network.
Feb. 3 2016 11:16 AMMy Best AdviceSometimes it’s not a marathon, it’s a sprint.
Jan. 21 2016 5:30 AMYou Say You Want a Diverse WorkforceBadly designed policies can make the problem worse. 
Jan. 4 2016 5:49 AMMy Best AdviceDon’t follow your passion and don’t start a business—go work for a struggling company instead.