Te-Ping Chen, Wall Street Journal

Te-Ping Chen

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Recent articles by Te-Ping:

Where’s My Cup? Offices Find It’s Not Easy Going Green

More offices are embracing sustainability initiatives, such as cutting down on plastic, a move that is popular with many employees. But the execution isn’t always smooth; ‘why do we have gnats everywhere?’ → Read More

It’s 2020. Why Can’t We Let Go of Our Business Cards?

Old ones can be used as fire starters or toothpicks, folded into origami or just cherished as ‘a little slice of time.’ → Read More

Gender-Reveal Parties Are Getting Out of Hand

Skydiving, air cannons, exotic animals—couples try increasingly creative ways to demonstrate if they’re expecting a boy or a girl, and the antics often backfire. ‘It was not what I expected.’ → Read More

The Perennial Joys of a Professional Rose Grower

A Philadelphia rose garden dating to 1824 provides a 30-year-old horticulturist with a satisfying outdoor career pivot. → Read More

Accounting and Cheerleading: Combining Your Profession and Your Passion

Varsity Spirit controller Jordan Olson shares how his love of cheer led him to college and a career. → Read More

Texting Moves to the Workplace, as Do the Awkward Misfires. ‘I’m Here. I Luv U.’

Oversharing colleagues are the least of it; the wrong ‘pumpkinbear’ → Read More

Workers Push Back as Companies Gather Fingerprints and Retina Scans

Employees are challenging the increased use of fingerprint and facial scans by companies for security purposes and personnel management. → Read More

Boeing Chief Dennis Muilenburg Takes Low Profile After Crash

Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg has released few public statements since the fatal crash of a Boeing 737 MAX earlier this week. It is a strategy that crisis communication experts say carries benefits as well as risks. → Read More

‘China Could Have Been a Very Different Country.’ A Search for Family Reveals a Lost Moment

A chance find of old letters spurs a reporter to find out what happened to her great-grandparents, who had optimistically hoped for democracy in China a century ago. Then they disappeared from history as the Communist Party came to power. → Read More

When Bosses Call Walking Meetings, Some Employees Wish They’d Take a Hike

The ‘walk-and-talk’ meeting is big—too big. The ambulatory group confabs force office politics inelegantly onto the sidewalk; ‘like a bunch of ducklings going down the street.’ → Read More

Your Company Wants to Know if You’ve Lost Weight

As more employers launch high-tech wellness programs that keep tabs on workers’ exercise, sleep and nutrition, employees worry about privacy and the consequences of opting out. → Read More

7 Companies That Do Everything Well

These companies get high marks in all five categories that determine the Wall Street Journal Management Top 250. The possible secret ingredient: a customer-centric focus. → Read More

Who Wants to Be a Ninja? Job Titles Get a Rebranding

As the workplace changes, more companies are sprucing up titles as a way to attract talent in a tight labor market. “If I can put ‘data wrangler’ on a guy’s business card, and that’s what gets him here and excited, why not?” says one executive. → Read More

Mom, Please Stop Talking to My Boss! Parents Invade the Office

Eager to see what their adult offspring do all day, moms and dads embrace Bring Your Parents to Work Day; ‘It’s almost like we’re in a zoo, and we’re the animals’ → Read More

Lessons for Amazon in Running Dual Headquarters

Amazon.com is just the latest company opting to choose a second city for its headquarters. Corporations that use twin home bases describe logistical challenges, but say they can get closer to customers and talent pools. → Read More

For Women, the Corporate Ladder Is a Battle of Attrition

Despite vocal support from companies, the ranks of women in upper management are stagnant. → Read More

Companies Lure New Workers With College Coaching, Student Debt Repayment

As companies compete for workers in the tightest labor market in years, they’re rolling out new education benefits like college coaching and student loan repayments to recruit employees. → Read More

As ‘Health Attacks’ Persist, U.S. Takes More Americans Out of China

The U.S. has evacuated at least three Americans from Beijing after they reported unusual health symptoms, in the latest evacuations since unexplained health incidents first affected U.S. diplomatic personnel stationed in Cuba in 2016. → Read More

U.S. Evacuates More Americans From China After Mystery Illness Complaints

At least nine Americans have been medically evacuated from China, following complaints in recent months of “abnormal” aural sensations similar to those experienced by U.S. diplomats in Cuba last year. → Read More

Truckers Protest High Gas Prices in Spotty Strikes Across China

Truckers blocked roads over the weekend in spotty strikes across China, driven by frustrations over higher fuel costs, falling haulage rates and transportation apps that are squeezing their profits. → Read More