Why We Don’t Say “Thank God It’s Tuesday”

TGIF: Thank God It's Friday! In an era where the standard work-week is 40 hours, 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday (in theory), we all send out a solid hail to Friday when it's time for the weekend. But who was the genius that decided the 5 day grind was the American ideal? As … Continue reading Why We Don’t Say “Thank God It’s Tuesday”

Office Acculturation 101: Talking The Talk

As an anthropologist working in a corporate setting and dealing with the different operating cultures of my diverse roster of client teams,  its fun to practice the ethnographic art and science of participant observation in studying "professional" culture.  It's useful in helping to understand how to work effectively within my surroundings, but it's also fun … Continue reading Office Acculturation 101: Talking The Talk