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.

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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.

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Beyond the Cubicle: Deskless Workforce Getting Left Behind

Small Business CEO

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. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 billion (80%) of the global workforce now works in a deskless environment.

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Who Called? Use A Phone Call Log!

Professional Assistant Blog

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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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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This is How You Ace a Phone Interview

45 Things

For many job seekers, the first interaction they have with an employer is over the phone. But for some, it may be the first and the last contact if they’re not prepared to follow proper phone interview etiquette. There are several phone interview etiquette issues you need to think about when preparing for a call from an employer. What if you’re at your current job and you have nosy cubicle mates who will eavesdrop?

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

45 Things

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? Lemley says she would rather hide behind e-mail than deal with phone calls or face-to-face interactions, but she knows that is a slippery slope into letting the disorder take over her life.

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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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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!

Professional Assistant Blog

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?

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?

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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. Claim you didn't get the phone message from your boss over the weekend because your service sucks. 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?

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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? By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 19, 2009 Filed Under: Client Service , MS-Access , MS-Excel , MS-Outlook , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Organize , Productivity D oes your department have an administrative procedures manual?

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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

Professional Assistant Blog

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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Reinventing the Office Experience: How Office Design Has Changed

Dumb Little Man

We are led to believe that workspaces aren’t always like this: rows of cubicles or desks containing computers connected in an open space. While this movement did not quite take off, cubicles were created to try to capture this duality of space. It featured rows upon rows of identical cubicles, defeating the purpose of its flexibility.

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

45 Things

The guy in the cubicle next to yours; 2. If youre someone else, you may be so busy laughing your ass off at the thought of trusting anyone at work to answer your phone -- let alone tell them your deepest thoughts and feelings -- that you cant think of a single person. Using Skype , having one-hour phone conferences at least three times a week and e-mailing continually, the group has encouraged one another when needed; kicked butt when required.

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Tips to Creating an Effective Study Space

Dumb Little Man

Some might look for a small space like a cubicle. Will you be able to focus on your studies with your phone constantly ringing? The temptation to watch TV and check your phone suddenly can be hard to resist. Are you not able to study at home due to a lot of distractions around? Are you not able to focus just because of those uncomfortable sofas or less leg space? Or you are turned off by a cluttered study desk? Well, you are not alone.

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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. But one, non-technological phenomena in today’s business world is the continued use of paper timesheets and timecards to manually add-up and calculate hours.

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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. If you are in the same location as your assistant, step out of your office or cubicle once in a while. As administrative assistants and executive assistants, we all know there are a hundred moving parts in business.

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Why You're Annoying Your Colleagues

45 Things

That’s why you consider yourself a good colleague – certainly not like that annoying person in the cubicle next to you. The buzzing and beeping of your phone signaling incoming texts or emails also annoys your colleagues, and 59% say they dislike it when you fail to silence or turn off your phone when appropriate. 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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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. Power — Even if you’re only using your outside office for brainstorming and coffee breaks, having easily accessible power for charging phones or laptops is a great way to make the outdoor office more appealing. We can look at phone screens or laptops in the dark, but it increases eye strain.

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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. They have pretty Japanese inspired designs ( like this one ) as well as plain old cubicle style ones. If you have cubicles in your office, you can probably find a spare wall if you look hard enough.).

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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. “The proper function of man is to live – not to exist.” ” – Jack London. Too often we go through life on autopilot, going through the motions and having each day pass like the one before it.

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5 Methods For Making Mobile Businesses Concepts Successful

Small Business CEO

The common practice was for folks to be in cubicles in big office spaces, smashing away at their digital work and using hardwired telephones to make anxious phone calls to big clients. Business isn’t what it used to be. Now, business is all about mobility. But though you can say that easily in theory, in practice it takes a bit of work and discipline to make it work effectively.

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Increasing Microsoft Excel 2007's Formula Bar Size

Professional Assistant Blog

Posted on 21 April, 2010 5:12 AM 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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Guest Post: Tips & Tricks for Using Skype for Business

Tips From T. Marie

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. If they have a phone or a computer, then they can connect with you via Skype for business although you may have to do some explaining. In our office it’s chat because when you’re working in cubicles it creates the least amount of disturbance.

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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! Otherwise you’ll likely find yourself back in the cubicle farm and someone on the other end of Pickles’ leash!

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Overlapping Calendars In Microsoft Outlook? Really?

Professional Assistant Blog

Posted on 16 June, 2010 1:14 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? Home About Me Advertise Overlapping Calendars In Microsoft Outlook? Really?

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Minimizing Distractions to Increase Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

People talking, phones ringing and background noise can be extremely distracting. You can set automated answering messages on your phone, e-mail and you can also place your status as busy on your instant messaging clients as well. There are some clever ways to block out the entrance to your cubicle such as the Cubeguard which effectively blocks out the entrance with warning signs telling your coworkers you’re busy. This post was written by a guest author.

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3 Things To Do This Month for Your Career

45 Things

We huddle a little more deeply into our cubicle, and think more about what soup to order for lunch rather than how to energize our careers. Find some quiet time (mute the phone, please) when you can just write down any random thoughts you have about your career. I'm looking at my garden, noting all the flowers that have started to die as we move into the fall season. It's not been below 80 degrees, but already one of my trees is started to lose its leaves.

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Windows 7: Will It Be Like XP or Vista?

Professional Assistant Blog

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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Co-Workers Annoying You?

Professional Assistant Blog

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 Co-Workers Annoying You?

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

Professional Assistant Blog

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?

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5 Everyday Habits That Can Quickly Derail Your Career

45 Things

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. Phone addiction. I know even the most rabid phone users who are annoyed when a colleague is always looking at his phone and can't hold one conversation without constantly checking it.

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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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How to Copy Tables from Word to Powerpoint

Professional Assistant Blog

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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Make No Mistakes With Meeting Request Attachments in Outlook 2007

Professional Assistant Blog

Posted on 1 June, 2010 10:11 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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5 Quick Fixes To Improve Your Mental Health

Dumb Little Man

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. In a hectic world where everyone and everything seems to run at 100mph, it’s important to take care of yourself and in particular, improve your mental health.

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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. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link].

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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

Professional Assistant Blog

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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