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Greg Kratz
Greg Kratz is an independent business columnist for DeseretNews.com and the Deseret News. Previously he was the Managing Editor of the paper's website. Prior to joining Deseret Digital Media, Greg was the assignment editor and an associate city editor for the Deseret News. He also worked as sports editor, business editor and business reporter for the Deseret News during more than 12 years with the newspaper. Prior to his work with Deseret News, Greg was a reporter and business editor at the Standard-Examiner in Ogden, Utah, and a reporter at The Brookings Daily Register in Brookings, S.D. Greg received a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University and a master's degree in journalism studies from Cardiff University in Cardif, Wales, in the United Kingdom.
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Nagging feelings of guilt are a significant part of my life. I've mostly learned to deal with them in positive ways, but I've found that they affect my attempts to build better work-life balance.
I've been lucky to work for several managers who proved through their words and actions that they genuinely cared about my success and about me as an individual. I'm sure I'm not alone in this good fortune, and...
The average corporate office is a serious place full of serious people doing serious work. Or so we'd like to believe. The reality is, to paraphrase Monty Python, that Cubeville is often a silly place.
As strange as it sometimes feels to be working outside of journalism, there are times when it's completely natural to me now. And thanks to the career change I made three years ago, I learn more about work-life...
I've repeatedly argued that work-life balance is good for both employees and companies. However, most of the surveys I've cited to draw that conclusion have been based on interviews with front-line workers. Wha...
All office workers deal with co-workers' bad manners at some point. But a new survey says good workplace etiquette could improve opportunities for advancement.
As they start school this week, at least a couple of my children will likely be asked to write some kind of "what I did this summer" essay. Since it's been an interesting season for all of us, I think I'll try ...
Are Americans really being bullied at work? Or are U.S. workers just too sensitive to criticism? Several readers have sent these questions my way during the last month since I wrote a couple of columns about th...
Throughout my career, I've had a love/hate relationship with one unavoidable part of the average office worker's life: meetings. A new survey shows I'm not alone, but it also provides tips for making meetings m...
Every job we hold during our long years in the work force teaches us something. My 16-year-old daughter is about a month into her first "real" job, and so far it has been a great experience for her, complete wi...