The holiday season is getting closer, so I'll start with a little personal holiday story that still makes me shake my head. I worked at a company that made everyone work the day after Thanksgiving. It seemed that literally nobody else was working (save the poor saints working retail), but there we were, clocked in at 8:15 a.m. like always. And what did we do that day while our peers and competitors slept off a turkey hangover? We set up the Christmas tree and got drunk together by lunchtime.
But let’s get real – who expects employees to work the day after Thanksgiving and be happy about it? And what do they actually think will be accomplished? Approaching productivity in such a rigid manner, especially during the holidays, can sow seeds of resentment every time leaders fail to consider what’s best for their people. In his latest Inc. column, LeadMD CEO Justin Gray explores traps executives inadvertently fall into that actually hinder employee productivity.
Be sure to review this list before selecting a coworking space. Over the past decade, coworking (which was not even a word a generation ago) has become a popular option for many startups and other small businesses. Sharing a space with other companies offers young firms benefits – such as reduced costs, in-place technical infrastructure, and social opportunities – but it also has its drawbacks, such as reduced privacy.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".