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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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?

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

Dumb Little Man

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!

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.

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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.

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4 Ways to Avoid Working With Jerks

On The Job

There might not be as many -- but you can bet they're lurking among the cubicles. The good news is that as the job market improves, more workers are able to leave jobs -- or bosses -- that make them miserable.

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6 Rules for Giving Gifts at Work

On The Job

But those who get it right can not only feel good about what they've done, but also garner some goodwill among the cubicles. With Cyber Monday in full swing, it's bound to dawn on you sooner or later that you need to consider what -- if any -- gifts you will give co-workers or your boss.

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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.

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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.

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How Your Oversharing is Hurting Your Career

On The Job

Chances are that if you share something personal with your mom on the phone or your bestie in the next cubicle, others will overhear. All you have to do these days to know some of the most intimate details of someone's life is to check out Twitter or Facebook or read the person's blog.

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7 Surprising Benefits of Coworking Spaces

Dumb Little Man

Perhaps the old-fashioned workplace ― with its small cubicles, petty politics, and occasional fights over parking spaces ― has already outlived its usefulness. A co-working space can change a business in profound and positive ways.

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How to Organize Your Desk

Office Dynamics

Unkempt work spaces are becoming a productivity issue as offices become more cramped and cubicles replace private offices. Organizational Skills - Clean Up Your Stuff! Messy desks are no longer just an office eyesore.

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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.

Does Office Design Really Affect Productivity?

Productivity Bits

Companies should embrace both the open plan type office and the cubicle design, to provide workers with a choice. As an active employee, you spend a significant part of your day at the office.

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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?

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.

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The Top 50 Blogs for Small Business Owners

Small Business Labs

  Smallbizlabs made the list and was very pleased to be listed between two of the top small business blogs around - Pam Slim's Escape from Cubicle Nation and Guy Kawasaki's How to Change the World.  The Online Accounting Degree blog published their list of The Top 50 Blogs for Small Business Owners. 

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Hacking Corporate: How to Create the Work Environment You Want


Which environment creates more value: one where employees have autonomy to pursue a challenging, purpose-driven career, or one where he or she is constrained to a cubicle, micro-managed, and challenged with unnecessary meetings? Minutia will undoubtedly begin to surface: last-minute meetings, email clutter, water cooler conversations and cubicle invasions. In practice, this may mean you work from a location other than your cubicle.

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

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.”

Tips To Keep Your Millennial Employees Committed and Engaged

Office Dynamics

Steer away cubicles, drab furniture and neutral colors. It’s important that companies take into account workforce demographics, so they can effectively manage and utilize their talents for future growth. By 2020, 46 percent of your employees will be millennials. This new generation of workers are similar to older generations, as they desire adequate compensation, growth opportunities and challenging work.

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4 Ways to Handle Your Workplace Jealousies

On The Job

We become more emotionally sensitive, and find ourselves battling the green-eyed monster in our cubicle. Most of us have had feelings of jealousy or envy in our lives, but nowhere may it be more difficult to deal with than in the workplace.

Do Workplace Etiquette Rules Need to Change?

On The Job

So it's a little difficult to gripe at a cubicle mate for talking too loudly on a cellphone when you've been guilty of doing the same thing — or something equally obnoxious. What's the rudest behavior you've seen at work by someone with a smartphone in their hand?

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.

What Submariners Can Teach You About Doing the Job Right

On The Job

If work isn’t done right every single time, it could lead to dangers that someone in a cubicle might never face. A major flaw in our system of government, and even in industry, is the latitude allowed to do less than is necessary. Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, father of the nuclear U.S.

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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?).

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.

5 Ways to Establish Friendly Relationships at Work

On The Job

Just because you commit a gaffe and talk about an issue that rankles others or ask a question that is awkward, don't withdraw into your cubicle to die of mortification.

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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.

How To Make Your Career a Hollywood Blockbuster

On The Job

While producer Peter Guber doesn't expect you to drive a Batmobile or enlist Tom Cruise to work in the cubicle next door, he says that learning to tell an entertaining story can help you achieve your goals.

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Pros & Cons of Your Collaborative Work Space

Office Dynamics

Get together with your cubicle buddies and set some ground rules. Last week, I was researching the pros and cons of today’s collaborative (open-space) work environment.

The Middle

On The Job

There are some steps to take when you feel you're getting caught in the middle of a cubicle tiff and you want to handle it as professionally -- and maturely -- as possible.

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