A "Smelly" Career Problem

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As a result, more employers are paying attention: An OfficeTeam survey finds that 19% of workers say their companies have scent-free policies. The OfficeTeam research shows that 46% of workers say they keep mum on a smell they don't appreciate, while 17% confronted the person and 15% asked human resources to do something about it. 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.

Why You're Annoying Your Colleagues

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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. Another OfficeTeam survey finds that 44% of workers say that making a mess for others to clean up is the most annoying break room behavior. So is eating smelly food in your cubicle, dripping coffee (read more here

Could March Madness Be the Secret to Better Workplace Relationships?

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Bracket mania takes over the cubicles, as those with the latest scientific data go up against those who pick final teams based on deeply held beliefs in uniform color. One in five managers that OfficeTeam recently surveyed seem to agree, noting that the March Madness of the annual college basketball tournament improves employee morale and engagement at least somewhat. My family and I usually get a pretty friendly rivalry going over the NCAA tournament.