Carmine Coyote starts us off this week with an essay on real work/life balance. Julie Lenzer Kirk chimes in with her thoughts on the responsibility of the company owner/CEO for creating an environment that fosters balance. And staying for a bit on the balance topic, I used Linked In Answers to query my network for ideas to help me with the radio show last week. Heather Mundell explains how useful Linked In Answers can be.
Keep reading for thoughts on emotions at work, keeping promises, customer service, email horror stories, cool Photoshop tools, messy bathrooms and blogging for a job...
Steve Roesler asks if emotions have a place at work. Check it out, and leave your thoughts too.
Tim Sanders offers up one way of keeping more of the promises we make.
I love customer service horror stories, as they make me think hard about my own service. It's often easy to see where others have done it badly, but hard to see our own similar issues. Here's a story about bank customer service by Douglas Karr. And one from Michelle Cramer, in which she explains how not to respond when a customer is dissatisfied.
Don't rely on email to deliver your customers' messages to you. It doesn't always work. Here's a horror story by Ilise Benun, along with some suggestions for avoiding the problem.
I'm into photography and Photoshop, and I am into great looking documents for my business. Here's a link that combines the two, with tutorials for 80 Photoshop text effects (thanks to Lifehacker for the link).
I've lately realized that I have been tolerating a messy bathroom counter and cabinet. (This is no reflection on my wife - I have my very own counter and cabinet, and they are cluttered with my stuff.) Christine Kane has an antidote for that clutter.
Ever wondered how a blog might help you get your next job? Dan Sweet lays it out nice and easy for you.