Cubicle Etiquette 101

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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 need to talk on the phone, make sure that you keep your voice to a lower volume.

Want to Decorate Your Cubicle/Office?

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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.

Who Called? Use A Phone Call Log!

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Use A Phone Call Log! By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, October 09, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Organize , Productivity D o you find that when you receive phone calls or voice mail messages, you cant remember who called, what time they called, who they were trying to call, etc? If youre looking for a business phone system , check out the PBXs that are currently on the market. Home About Me Advertise Who Called?

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

On The Job

So, say someone refuses to return your phone calls. 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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Trying to Phone/Fax Internationally?

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Trying to Phone/Fax Internationally? Then you just enter the phone or fax number in the third section. 4comments for this post Regina Thanks for posting the "trying to phone/fax internationally" issue. Posted on 9 December, 2008 5:50 PM The Professional Assistant Hi Neil, Faxing is just like using the phone for voice long distance calls.

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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? Shes always humming, whistling, talking loudly on the phone, laughing hysterically (who knows at what?),

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Most Irritating Habits of Co-Workers

Professional Assistant Blog

Do they end up talking loud on the phone while you are trying to do some work? Are you being bombarded with people walking up to your cubicle and dont have the decency to see that you are busy? Home About Me Advertise Most Irritating Habits of Co-Workers By The Professional Assistant on Monday, November 19, 2007 Filed Under: Productivity D o you find yourself among co-workers that are not respectful of your privacy?

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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. Your mobile phone is mobile. It’s one thing to turn your cubicle into a toxic waste dump, but it’s another when your slovenly habits affect others.

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Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you find that your staff are not being consistent with their memos, e-mails , the way they answer the phone , etc.? Home About Me Advertise Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

2009 163

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!

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Get Rid of Junk Faxes & Telemarketers - For Good!

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By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity D o you receive junk mail, junk faxes and the occasional irritating phone call from telemarketers? Do you even receive voice mails that are left by people trying to sell you something, but you didn’t even hear the phone ring? You can even register your cell phone and your managers cell phone as well. Home About Me Advertise Get Rid of Junk Faxes & Telemarketers - For Good!

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

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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?

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

On The Job

Your inbox may be groaning under the load of emails from collaborating partners. It's no wonder that 85% of most knowledge workers and leaders are bogged down in email, meetings and phone calls. How can you collaborate more effectively without writing emails at 3 a.m.

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Do Not Disturb - Training In Progress

Professional Assistant Blog

When youre on a phone call, do people hover over you? If you are on a training course via your computer (WebEx) and listening in to the presenter, you want your full attention on the seminar or workshop that you are attending at your cubicle. You dont want people coming up to you, hovering and waiting for you to put down the phone for a few seconds to let them know that you are in a training session.

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How to Cope With Co-Workers Arguing

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Home About Me Advertise How to Cope With Co-Workers Arguing By The Professional Assistant on Monday, January 21, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , Productivity Y ou’re on the phone with a client and an argument breaks out between two of your colleagues.

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Administrative Assistants and Ongoing Status Updates

Office Dynamics

Tips for Executives: Remain approachable and accessible to your assistant throughout the day, whether by phone, email or in-person; do not go long stretches without making a point for a quick, informal check-in.

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On E-mail Blackouts.

Professional Assistant Blog

Hopefully, not too many of you were affected by the email system outages yesterday. In this case, commercial email services were affected, but the next time it could be your server at work. Fortunately, it’s easy these days to create backup email accounts. In a worst case scenario, you just jump over to your free web account and send out notices that your normal email is down temporarily. Home About Me Advertise On E-mail Blackouts.

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How to Get a New Boss to Like You

On The Job

Is it possible that she'll ignore your abilities and favor your vile cubicle mate? Ask her whether she'd rather receive texts, emails, phone calls or personal updates. The new year is often a time when many people make changes, and that may include your boss.

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How to Manage (and Minimize) Workplace Interruptions

Eat Your Career

People didn’t hesitate to plop themselves down at her desk—even when she was on the phone or heads down working. Aside from in-person interruptions, we’re constantly bombarded with IMs, phone calls, emails and so much more. Set your phone to go straight to voicemail.

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Live Life to Its Fullest: 39 Ways to Live and Not Merely Exist

Dumb Little Man

Get out of your cubicle. Do you sit all day in front of computer, shuffling papers, taking phone calls, and chatting on the Internet? Break free from the cubicle environment, and do your work on a laptop in a coffee shop, on a boat or in a log cabin.

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Guest Post: Tips & Tricks for Using Skype for Business

Tips From T. Marie

With the new features in Skype for business, you can share your screen with other members of your office, organize video, audio, and chat meetings with up to 250 people at a time, and share different media files easily without having to use email. The first thing that you need to know is that Skype for business is compatible with other Skypes users and also people that aren’t using the app via phone and free web app.

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Increasing Microsoft Excel 2007's Formula Bar Size

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Home About Me Advertise Increasing Microsoft Excel 2007s Formula Bar Size By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Productivity D o you find that trying to either write or fix formulas in Microsoft Excel can be a pain?

Overlapping Calendars In Microsoft Outlook? Really?

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How a Lack of Manners Hurts Your Career

On The Job

Then don't be surprised if colleagues don't invite you to participate in an important client dinner or fire emails around the office detailing your boorish ways.

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Need to Change Excel Details from Vertical to Horizontal or Vice.

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Home About Me Advertise Need to Change Excel Details from Vertical to Horizontal or Vice Versa?

2010 158

Make No Mistakes With Meeting Request Attachments in Outlook 2007

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Home About Me Advertise Make No Mistakes With Meeting Request Attachments in Outlook 2007 By The Professional Assistant on Friday, November 20, 2009 Filed Under: Meetings , MS-Outlook Y ou sent a meeting request to a bunch of people.

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: My 5 New Rules for Cellphone Use

On The Job

Especially the "I've landed' cell phone calls ;) Would also suggest 'not' multitasking with email, Twitter, Facebook, etc. If you're going to use a cell phone, you should have at least a basic grasp of the process of electronic voice amplification.

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Co-Workers Annoying You?

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5 Ways To Combat Stress At Work

Productivity Bits

Aside from the actual work that you need to accomplish, you also have other responsibilities to look after – meetings to attend, emails to respond to, phone and in-person conversations you need to engage in, and so much others. Get Life Outside Of The Cubicle. Your cubicle, or office, can easily become a pit of boredom. There are many other ways to find life outside of your cubicle. Your email will remain private. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal.

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Windows 7: Will It Be Like XP or Vista?

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Post from: Administrative Assistant Tips 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? Home About Me Advertise Windows 7: Will It Be Like XP or Vista?

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How to exorcise your demons of disorganization

Ian's Messy Desk

If you have an open-door policy, place your back to the entrance, or face away from your cubicle entry to indicate your unavailability. When placing calls, respect the time of other employees by immediately asking if you have phoned at a convenient time or should call back later.

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How to Copy Tables from Word to Powerpoint

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4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues

Professional Assistant Blog

Here are some more articles on dealing with difficult co-workers: Cubicle Ettiquette Former Colleagues - Good or Bad? 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?

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Tour of Zappos HQ

Service Untitled

Employees move cubicle locations every six months. Customer service employees are divided into teams by mediums (phone, live chat, and email) and then each team is further divided into groups of about 15 or so with a team lead.

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Caution: Enter at your own risk!

Laughing all the Way to Work

I was at a course recently for new supervisors and they recommended smiling on the phone. It is hard to smile without it changing your outlook and reaching others, even over the phone. Never have half an eye on them and the other reading a document, typing an email or tidying your desk. Or suggest they send you an email and when you have a moment you will get back to them. I once worked with someone who had body language that you could read like a book.

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Dealing Effectively With Information Overload At Work

Productivity Bits

Most smart phones have built-in voice recorder. A good use of a voice recorder would be for dictating email content, ToDo’s, or maybe questions that you may want to ask during a meeting with the higher ups. Make your car a mini-extension of your office or cubicle.

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Sync Your Hand Held Device

Professional Assistant Blog

In the near future, Blackberries, Apple iCals and many different types of phones will be supported on this software as well. Home About Me Advertise Sync Your Hand Held Device By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 15, 2007 Filed Under: Networking , Organize , Productivity , Travel A re you looking for software that can synchronize most of your hand held devices? Heres a free piece of software that was recently released that can do just that.

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Blogging Here and There - Part 2

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Please link to my blog this URL [link] Posted on 30 May, 2008 12:30 PM 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?

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Do You Have a Pen?

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Post from: Administrative Assistant 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? Home About Me Advertise Do You Have a Pen?

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Macros: Shortcuts To Productivity With Microsoft Word

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Home About Me Advertise Macros: Shortcuts To Productivity With Microsoft Word By The Professional Assistant on Monday, October 13, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity D o you know what a macro is? Do you know how to create them?

Copying Pictures To and From Microsoft Word

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Featured Soloist Marianne Cantwell: “It’s Time to Ramp This Up”

The Solopreneur Life

I left my job because I wanted the freedom to work on my own terms: when, where and how I wanted without being cooped up in a “cubicle cage.&#

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Sorting Tables in Microsoft Word

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