Cubicle Etiquette 101

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Cubicle Etiquette 101 By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 01, 2007 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity D o you find that your colleagues are hovering around you when youre on the phone? If you work in a cubicle, here are some guidelines to follow for good cubicle etiquette: You see the person you wish to talk to on the phone. If you are going to enter another staff members cubicle, make sure to knock first.

Is Your Job Putting Your Health At Risk? 8 Ways To Survive Cubicle Lifestyle And Take Care Of Your Health.

Dumb Little Man

Instead we work in offices and many of us automatically assume that cubicle jobs are harmless to our health. Many of us don't do physical labor for a living. After all we don't carry, lift, move or do anything that requires serious muscle work.

Is the Green-Eyed Monster in Your Cubicle?

On The Job

The green-eyed monster now rears itself not on the playground, but in the cubicle. When I was in grade school, every year I had to put up with someone I'll call "Mary" in my classes.

Want to Decorate Your Cubicle/Office?

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Want to Decorate Your Cubicle/Office? By The Professional Assistant on Friday, January 11, 2008 Filed Under: Organize , Productivity D o you want to decorate your cubicle/office? I recently had someone ask me how they should go about decorating their cubicle. Try not to clutter your cubicle too much. You need to be able to find certain documents on your cubicle walls for easy reference.

Cubicle Pranks and Other Work Misadventures

On The Job

I'm still waiting on the Kennedy family to endorse this blog, but until then, let's see what I can round up for this Tidbit Tuesday: * That will teach you to go on vacation: If you want to see the ultimate cubicle prank, check out this posting from the folks at TechRepublic. Tags: slackers laziness workplace bully Tech Republic worker complaints cubicle pranks

Could a Union Be Coming to a Cubicle Near You?

On The Job

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Could a Union Be Coming to a Cubicle Near You?

First Step to Escaping the Cubicle For Good: Set A Date - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

Surviving the Holidays while Working

Productivity Bits

The fact is, we still end up celebrating a cubicle Christmas once in a while. Here are some items to turn your cubicle into a hauntingly good time: Personalized Halloween Pumpkin 4 Port USB hub: If you plan to decorate your office space for the holidays you will need a few extra USB ports.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Workplace Anxiety Disorder Impacts.

On The Job

What about the guy in the cubicle next to yours refusing to take off his headphones so you can ask him a question?

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How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you want to walk over to their cubicle while their talking loudly on the phone and give them a piece of your mind?

2009 198

Listening to Your Neighbours

Laughing all the Way to Work

I work in a cubicle and hear things going on around me all the time. If my co-worker in the next cubicle is away and someone comes looking for her I usually know where she has gone as we regularly call out to each other where we are going as we rush off to do a photocopying job or send a fax. Tags: cubicle professional assistant neighbours listening eavesdropping Administrative Assistant It is amazing what you pick up from your neighbours.

2008 100

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Who's Got Your Back? Building Trust.

On The Job

The guy in the cubicle next to yours; 2. It could be the woman in the cubicle next to you, or if you’re the boss, members of your own team, who can help you.”

2009 130

Personal Trinkets at Work Can Hurt Image

On The Job

Your collection of snow globes – now numbering somewhere in the dozens – is quite eye-catching, covering nearly every available space in your cubicle. Researchers at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business found that if more than one in five items that adorn a worker’s office or cubicle are personal in nature, others may view that as unprofessional. Tags: cubicle professional image work space

2007 100

To Speak or Not to Speak?

The Office Professionals Place

Do you share a cubicle with someone who doesnt seem to have two words to say to you? The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development.

2010 130

Ten Rules Guaranteed to Cause You Less Stress

On The Job

Dwight" has inhabited the cubicle next to you for three very, very long years. Tags: workplace advice the office cubicle dwight humor at work ok workplace rules human resources it's okay career advice free career advice Anita Bruzzese It's Friday. TGIF, right? You've put in some long hours, dedicated yourself to the job and figured out a way to whittle your lunch tab down to $1.25 (ketchup put into hot water makes tomato soup, right?). I know you're stressed.

2008 100

Reheating Catfish in the Microwave

On The Job

No, they're delving into deeper subject matters and have just named their winner of the saddest-cubicles contest. Tags: personal disconnect behavior problems saddest cubicle I've raced around the Web today, trying to find items for this Tidbit Tuesday. I figure I've burned off at least one of the pieces of pecan pie that I shoved into my face over the holiday (is this what is known as wishful thinking?).

2007 100

Break The Routine, Inspire Yourself!

Professional Assistant Blog

You can change this by having inspirational items around your cubicle (you can also read more on decorating your cubicle here ). Stick it to the wall of your cubicle, but make sure that its sitting right in front of you. Home About Me Advertise Break The Routine, Inspire Yourself!

2008 100

Most Irritating Habits of Co-Workers

Professional Assistant Blog

Are you being bombarded with people walking up to your cubicle and dont have the decency to see that you are busy? 0comments for this post Post a Comment Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Subscribe to Posts via Feed Subscribe to Posts via Email Featured Posts Write An Effective Out Of Office Assistant Message Cubicle Etiquette Get A Job With A Thank You Letter How to Copy Tables from Word to Powerpoint Want to Decorate Your Cubicle/Office?

2007 100

How to Make All the Right Moves in Any Job

On The Job

Be proactive Don’t sit in your cubicle or workstation and never emerge unless it’s for a bathroom break or to leave for the day. No one sets out to fail in a job, but it can happen if you don’t take some time to establish good habits from your first day in a new position.

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Got A Large Print Job From Your Boss? Not Sure What To Do?

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Friday, February 15, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , Organize , Productivity Y our boss comes to your cubicle and asks you to make 10 copies of 5 different sets of publications. Home About Me Advertise Got A Large Print Job From Your Boss? Not Sure What To Do?

2008 100

Why You're Annoying Your Colleagues

On The Job

That’s why you consider yourself a good colleague – certainly not like that annoying person in the cubicle next to you. It’s one thing to turn your cubicle into a toxic waste dump, but it’s another when your slovenly habits affect others. You’re never late for meetings.

2014 176

Feng Shui: A Way To Improve Your Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

People spend a lot of time at work in their office cubicles. A cubicle is difficult to feng shui, since it is so compact. Office cubicles are either grey or other drab color, which does not promote a positive energy throughout the space. This post was written by a guest author.

2011 164

How to Know Your Business Is Ready to Go Remote

Small Business CEO

It will look like anything except an office, whether it’s a traditional one with cubicles or the modern one with lots of open space. The workplace of tomorrow will probably look like your living room or home office. Or maybe even a local coffee shop.

2018 67

5 Everyday Habits That Can Quickly Derail Your Career

On The Job

It's first noticed by the woman in the next cubicle. Whether it's in the bathroom or the break room or your cubicle, no one wants to have to deal with your dirty dishes, food scraps, moldy coffee cups or any other detritus.

2018 141

3 Ways to Better Connect With Co-Workers

On The Job

Move around periodically, stopping to compliment a great super hero poster in someone's cubicle or say, "I'm headed to Starbucks -- anyone want to tag along?" If you could spend 40 to 50 hours per week with a handful of (living) people, who would you pick?

2018 189

How Not to Behave in Front of Co-Workers

On The Job

Office holiday parties are an annual tradition, whether they’re a potluck among the cubicles or a more elaborate affair complete with a DJ and a chicken dinner.

2014 185

This is How You Ace a Phone Interview

On The Job

What if you’re at your current job and you have nosy cubicle mates who will eavesdrop? For many job seekers, the first interaction they have with an employer is over the phone.

2018 130

A "Smelly" Career Problem

On The Job

Your smelly lunches may so secretly annoy a cubicle mate that she doesn't warn you that you've got a mistake in a report. Today is National Fragrance Day, which may mean diddly squat to you. Except if you're at work, and someone has decided to microwave last night's leftover shrimp scampi.

2018 172

Open Loops 9/26/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

This week I highlight articles on advice for college students from a professor; creating a cubicle exit plan; an argument for walking; an easy way to test batteries; random acts of kindness; veggies you can grow from food scraps; dumb purchases to stop making; and not letting someone ruin your day.

2014 188

How to Help Your Boss See You as a Rising Star

On The Job

In fact, you may wonder why the dunderhead in the cubicle next to you got a supervisory role, when you know more and do more. Many young workers come to a conclusion that's often hard to swallow: Working hard doesn't mean you get ahead.

2018 186

Adhering to the "Closed Door" Policy

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you find that you get disturbed around your cubicle because of excessive noise? Do you wish that you could build walls around your cubicle just so that people would keep quiet? I wrote a post entitled "Adhering to the 'Open Door' Policy", but this post is a little different, so please read on. I am sure that this happened to many of you on a regular basis. Managers have offices and the.

Why Coworking is Booming

Small Business Labs

 Workers in these spaces consistently report making more connections, learning skills faster, and feeling more inspired and in control than their cubicle-dwelling counterparts inside large companies.

2017 215

Persistence Makes Perfect

Professional Assistant Blog

Everything seemed fine, as I got a brand new cubicle with windows behind. Have you ever had a problem at work that you couldn't solve right away? Did you keep asking your manager on the status of the ordeal? This recently happened to me.

2011 158

Why Collaborating Can Be a Pain -- and What to Do About It

On The Job

But stay focused on your primary objectives -- post them on your cubicle wall if necessary. Many of us are being asked to work more collaboratively.

2018 153

The Biggest Distraction in the Office May Be You

On The Job

to a colleague in a nearby cubicle, you're not alone. If you're tempted to yell "Shut the $#% up!" As it turns out, loud-talking co-workers are so annoying it has prompted researchers to study it.

2016 198

Are Extroverts Misunderstood?

On The Job

That means that while you as an introvert look for quiet time in your cubicle to recharge and think, the extroverted co-worker who pops up to tell you a joke or try to get you to go to happy hour isn''t being annoying on purpose.

2013 218

Why that Toxic A**Hole Gets to Keep His Job

On The Job

If you're in the workplace, you're probably exposed to toxicity not through some chemicals or bad water -- but because of the person sitting in the next cubicle. When you hear the word "toxic," are you filled with the warm fuzzies? Certainly not. When you hear the word, you think of poison.

2017 153

Research Finds Stressed Employees More Likely to Misbehave

On The Job

While we may hope that this will all disappear once the election is over, managers shouldn't believe that workers will once again become jolly little employees, content with the cubicle world around them. The U.S.

2016 170

Research: Every Team Needs a Devil's Advocate

On The Job

Decisions are often made easily and unanimously and life seems to flow smoothly among the cubicles. Isn't it nice when everyone at work seems to get along? But a new study says that such harmony may have a downside.

2016 141

How to Be More Productive When You're Crazy Busy

On The Job

Next time you don’t want to be interrupted while working , try posting a “5” on your office door or cubicle. If you’re not able to self-regulate – to shift gears when necessary – then you may find yourself burned out and unproductive.

2016 188

The Welcome Mat

Office Dynamics

Seeing an interesting end unit of cubicle decorations, I decided to take a look. They had cubicle welcome mats. I found it eyebrow-raising to think a cubicle dweller would post a warning for anyone (their manager, perhaps?) If I could create a custom mat for my cubicle, it would say this: WELCOME! The Welcome Mat. By Nancy Fraze for Joan Burge. While running my Saturday errand to the farmer’s market, I decided to browse in a fabulous office supply store.

2011 116

What You Need to Know About Renovating Your Office

Eco-Office Gals

Cubicles not only inhibit employees from feeling they are part of a team, they can also make an employee feel emotionally, mentally and physically stuck. Try taking down the cubicles and creating a space that is clean, refreshed and open.

2015 173

Is it ok to leave the office for lunch?

Office Dynamics

Simply staying in my cubicle seems to give off the impression that I’ve never broken stride, even though I’m simply eating and browsing the web. Each month we feature a question from our friends at Business Management Daily’s Admin Pro Forum. Please enjoy engaging in a conversation over this month’s question.

2017 111