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

Beyond the Cubicle: Deskless Workforce Getting Left Behind

Small Business CEO

Somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 billion (80%) of the global workforce now works in a deskless environment. Gen X worked so hard to become a generation of office drones sitting at a desk and changing the world from behind their computer and talking on their old-school phones.… … The post Beyond the Cubicle: Deskless Workforce Getting Left Behind appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

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Attracting Productivity: Work Environments

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Attracting Productivity: Work Environments By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , Job Seeking , Networking , Productivity D o you think of yourself as a productive person? There are many reasons for this, such as not enough money, a crumby boss or a negative work environment. The work environment is great and I have an amazing boss.

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. There are advantages and disadvantages to hearing your neighbours in a work environment. It is amazing what you pick up from your neighbours.

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Co-Workers Annoying You?

Professional Assistant Blog

I also work in an environment where it gets a little too loud at times. 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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The Paperless Payroll

Eco-Office Gals

Almost all of the positons worked in today’s offices and cubicles around the world are worked entirely with technology. Be it computers, phones, tablets, and other digital devices, seldom will you find a position that doesn’t utilize at least a computer.

Simple Ways to Create a Sustainable Outdoor Office Space

Eco-Office Gals

For decades, you could walk into any office in the country and see much the same thing — individual cubicles, shuttered windows and fluorescent lighting. We can look at phone screens or laptops in the dark, but it increases eye strain.

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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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6 Tips for Focusing When Writing

Daily Writing Tips

As I struggle to keep deadlines, I realize that my work environment is filled with distractions – whether it’s other people’s conversations filling my head or the flashing of my instant-messaging window telling me a co-worker has a question. In a cubicle environment, conversations carry.

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Minimizing Distractions to Increase Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

For the most part it is extremely common for most people to have difficulties in keeping focused on a single task, especially in today’s multitasking environment at any office or job you might undertake. External distractions can be extremely counterproductive in any work environment, especially if coworkers don’t understand the hints you give them when you need to be left alone. People talking, phones ringing and background noise can be extremely distracting.

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7 Tips to Happy Coworking with Your Pets

Dumb Little Man

Tip #4: Be proactive about phone time. The pet is either noisy or simply wants them to be with them instead of the phone. But your phone calls to your boss should not be interrupted by you saying every 2 minutes “Not now Pickles, walk time later!

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5 Quick Fixes To Improve Your Mental Health

Dumb Little Man

Our environments are noisy. 8 Ways To Survive Cubicle Lifestyle And Take Care Of Your Health. You could play this online, on a tablet or phone, and even encourage partners or friends to join in for added fun.

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Stepping on work toes.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Sometimes it is better to speak on the phone or in person. By invading each other's cubicle space or walking into an office without knocking. If you work in a team environment it is a good idea to work with your co-workers to come up with solutions. I stepped on a woman's toes this morning on the bus. It was her own fault. I was on the inside seat, closest to the window, and instead of getting up to let me by, she just moved over a bit.

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4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues

Professional Assistant Blog

Do they make inappropriate comments in a professional environment? Here are some more articles on dealing with difficult co-workers: Cubicle Ettiquette Former Colleagues - Good or Bad? Home About Me Advertise 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 Filed Under: Productivity D o you find yourself having to deal with a difficult person in your office?

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5 Ways To Combat Stress At Work

Productivity Bits

Organize Your Work Environment. 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. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal.

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Should You Hang Up When a Recruiter Calls?

On The Job

Check out this story I did for Gannett/USAToday.com: You're sitting in your cubicle one day considering the dozens of emails that await your attention when your phone rings.On Look to see if doors are shut, and try to speak with workers to get a feel for the environment.

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Men Wearing Shorts At The Office?

Professional Assistant Blog

I work in a back office environment, where 99% of our client interaction is via the phone, e-mail or outside of the office, so I can wear jeans and a t-shirt. Post from: Administrative Assistant Tips 2comments for this post Jodith I have no problems with shorts in the office if its a casual environment (and I mean casual, not business casual). However, for business casual and business dress environments, Im still a purist.

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Dealing Effectively With Information Overload At Work

Productivity Bits

But delegating tasks to others has become a luxury that we can hardly afford given the new environment we’re dealing with in this Information Age. Most smart phones have built-in voice recorder. Make your car a mini-extension of your office or cubicle.

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Tips for Office Costumes at Halloween

Professional Assistant Blog

Remember that you are in a professional environment and have to upkeep this attitude. Home About Me Advertise Tips for Office Costumes at Halloween By The Professional Assistant on Friday, October 31, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity H appy Halloween everyone! You walk into the office and notice all of the Halloween decorations. A spider here, a goblin there. Then a bunch of co-workers show up in costumes. What a sight! Do you like to dress up in fancy or scary costumes for this occasion?

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Discussing Politics at Work

On The Job

They have enough on their plates without refereeing discussions on immigration, the environment and Social Security. At the same time, it's inevitable that despite what bosses want, politics are likely to be discussed at some point in a cubicle near you this year. Wearing an Obama T-shirt to work, plastering your cubicle with Clinton bumper stickers or having a Huckabee screen saver is not a good idea.

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Work From Home? Want to be More Productive?

Professional Assistant Blog

Virtual Assistant Manager is a website that I recently stumbled upon which helps you and/or your organization thrive in this type of environment. This lessens the time you have to spend on the phone. Home About Me Advertise Work From Home? Want to be More Productive? By The Professional Assistant on Friday, February 29, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Organize , Productivity A re you a Virtual/ Professional Assistant or want to become one? Do you work from home on a regular basis?

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Fight or Flight? Dealing with a Difficult Colleague!

Professional Assistant Blog

Currently there is a clerical staff person, sitting in a cubicle right across from me who has made my daily work experience miserable. If all else fails, you might want to start considering what type of work environment you are in. Home About Me Advertise Fight or Flight? Dealing with a Difficult Colleague!

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Top Reasons for Working in Large and Small Companies

Professional Assistant Blog

It’s considered a more family friendly environment. 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?

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Using Microsoft Outlook Calendar Properly

Professional Assistant Blog

The default colours would be: Tentative: Blue with white diagonal stripes through it Busy: Blue Out of Office: Purple Keeping these tips in mind will create a more productive environment for you and your staff members. Home About Me Advertise Using Microsoft Outlook Calendar Properly By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , MS-Outlook , Organize , Productivity A re you trying to book a meeting with someone or a group of people?

Got the Flu? Work from Home!

Professional Assistant Blog

Basically, this allows you to connect to your work environment via your internet connection. 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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A Better Cup of Coffee to be More Productive!

Professional Assistant Blog

So the next time you drink a cup of java and realize that its not the greatest in taste (like the one I have at work - but have gotten used to it over time and loving it), ask your office manager if they are willing to dish out a little extra green to supplement a better working environment. Home About Me Advertise A Better Cup of Coffee to be More Productive!

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Tips on Handling Deadlines

Professional Assistant Blog

Theres just 8 hours in a work day (give or take, depending your work environment) and you can only do so much. 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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Celebrating National Customer Service Week by honoring the best

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From the moment you visit the website, you are guaranteed free shipping, immediate delivery, 365-day return policies, and a host of good-natured and efficient customer service personnel right at your fingertips or on the phone should any part of your shopping experience go awry.

Retrieve Your Files With Ease

Professional Assistant Blog

Post from: Administrative Assistant Tips My answer to this is: 1 comments for this post American Folder Company Great Article--As we at American Folder Company understand the challenges that many office environments face each day. Home About Me Advertise Retrieve Your Files With Ease By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Access , MS-Excel , Organize , Productivity D o you have quite a bit of filing to do?

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Is Stress Making You Want to Kiss Your Job Goodbye?

On The Job

I feel like I can jump from cubicle to cubicle across the world, being a fly, er, spider on the wall. Find well managed companies and you can see that even in tough times, the environment is better than most.

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Plugged in and Tuned Out: Listening to Music While you Work

Laughing all the Way to Work

Some people have plugged in to help drown out the distracting noises from neighbouring cubicles, which can be helpful as long as your music isn’t in turn disturbing your neighbours. Some assistants work in a secretarial pool environment and take a task to their desk to work on it and in those cases being plugged in may be helpful. I am noticing more and more people plugged into their MP3 players on the bus, walking down the street and even at work.

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Social Impact of Working From Home | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Business Telephone Systems & Phone Lines For Your Business techdepot.co.uk Dino Said on December 22nd, 2008 at 3:42 am I agree , I too work at home and I love it , no rigid dress code , no claustrophobic cubicle and no stress generating travel from home to work office.

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Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint?

Laughing all the Way to Work

After reading the article on the "remote clicker", which is what I used to call it, I asked John in the cubicle beside me. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

It's Lonely in the Corner Office.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I can interact where I am now, but I have to get up and go if I want to speak with someone and then when I get there I may find they are busy or on the phone so I have wasted my time.

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Full-time Freelance Writing Jobs | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Full-time “Employed&# Writing – The Pros: You get to work in an exciting, fast-paced work environment. So if you’re the social type, you’ll want all the personal contact you get from a corporate office environment. Add the mental toll to a stressful work environment and you have a recipe for going postal. You can enjoy a quiet, stress-free work environment. Answer the phone now and then.

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Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y?

On The Job

Hochwarter over the phone. What I mean by that is, you need the best connections and interpersonal networking skills to make money in a cutthroat economic environment where everyone wants to cut off your cash flow. Could a Union Be Coming to a Cubicle Near You?

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