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.

How To Upgrade Your Cubicles To Be Eco-Friendly

Eco-Office Gals

As more and more working professionals realize how important protecting the planet is, they are upgrading their cubicles to be eco-friendly. At the same time, you can save yourself capital while upgrading your cubicles. If you want to help the planet and your company’s financial state, continue reading and learn how to upgrade your cubicles to be eco-friendly. One way to upgrade your cubicles to be eco-friendly is to conserve your computer’s energy.

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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. Workplace Health Business Energy How To Stress Happiness 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. All we use are our brain and our hands to move, create and enter data into a computer.

Beyond the Cubicle: Deskless Workforce Getting Left Behind

Small Business CEO

Changing landscapes in the workplace. … 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. Strange, when one considers the digital shift that’s been occurring these last two decades, with many physical labor jobs having been replaced by automation technology and apps that can do the most complicated of tasks.

3 Ways to Change the World from Your Cubicle

45 Things

While we're unlikely to stand up in our cubicle, point at someone and start yelling about how they're wrong, stupid, hateful and wear ugly shoes -- we can use the workplace as a starting point. Maybe you can't change the world overnight, but you can change how you will advocate for civility and collaboration one cubicle at a time I'm fed up, and I know many of you must feel the same. I'm fed up with the name-calling, the finger-pointing and the yelling.

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. If you've ever had a battle over it being too hot or too cold in your workplace, you're not alone. Tags: slackers laziness workplace bully Tech Republic worker complaints cubicle pranks

How to Manage (and Minimize) Workplace Interruptions

Eat Your Career

One of the most common complaints I hear has to do with something that is so fundamentally a part of the modern workplace, it’s almost impossible to avoid. I know this is a common challenge in the workplace. 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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Common Courtesy in the Workplace

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Common Courtesy in the Workplace By The Professional Assistant on Monday, September 10, 2007 Filed Under: Organize , Productivity D o you always end up cleaning up after your colleagues? Do you neatly put all labels, papers, etc. on the printer table and then a few minutes later, you come back to a messy area? People are either neat freaks, quite messy or in between. You start to wonder how they keep their personal items at home organized.

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

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Workplace Anxiety Disorder Impacts Employees at All Levels The world moves at such a fast pace these days that sometimes we make snap judgments just in order to keep pace. 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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Could a Union Be Coming to a Cubicle Near You?

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Could a Union Be Coming to a Cubicle Near You? Heres the story I did for Gannett: Could a union be coming soon to a cubicle near you? Labels: cubicles , employee free choice act , labor union , organized labor , union , white collar workers posted by Anita at 9:39 AM 1 Comments: ION Consultants said.

4 Ways to Handle Your Workplace Jealousies

45 Things

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. We become more emotionally sensitive, and find ourselves battling the green-eyed monster in our cubicle. Of course you’re supposed to wish Jim well on his new promotion – even though you worked hard for it and you believe Jim is a slacker.

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Are You Aware of Your Rude Workplace Behavior?

45 Things

Do you think other people in the workplace are rude? I've yet to talk to someone in the last 20 years who doesn't think workplace manners could be improved. Still, young workers aren't the only ones who are exhibiting rude behavior in the workplace. Don't stop by a co-worker's cubicle and sweep papers off a chair so you can plop your butt down and dig in for a nice long chat. rude at work workplace etiquette career advice cellphone etiquette Anita Bruzzese

2011 76

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. Technology Workplace

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Do Workplace Etiquette Rules Need to Change?

45 Things

What's your rudest workplace behavior? The etiquette police who are trying to keep up with the rapidly evolving world of mobile devices and their effect on the workplace probably would say the same. 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 a rude workplace behavior that drives you crazy?

Could March Madness Be the Secret to Better Workplace Relationships?

45 Things

Read this latest story I did for Gannett/USA Today on "March Madness" in the workplace. It's often anyone's guess who will take home the basketball crown, but trying to guess who it might be is one of the ways that the workplace becomes a little more lively this time of the year. 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.

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.

2008 100

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. Career Happiness WorkplaceA co-working space can change a business in profound and positive ways. If you’ve never seen one, it’s a shared office environment that your employees can use for however long is necessary. This concept is really shaking up the corporate world.

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5 Ways to Attract Generation Y to Your Workplace

The Small Business Blog

Statistics show that Generation Y (born 1977-1997, also known as “Millennials”) has different expectations and values for their workplace than previous generations. Whether you like it or not, Millennials are the future of your workplace. This generation grew up with a lot of guidance and direction from their parents and teachers – and they’ll expect that same mentality in the workplace. Do you currently have Millennials in your workplace?

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The Best Cities for Coworking You Need to Check Out

Dumb Little Man

There was a time when going to work meant returning to your same office cubicle Monday to Friday. Career WorkplaceFortunately, those days are long gone! With the ever-growing digital revolution, a new type of worker has emerged. Digital nomads are able to work from anywhere they want as long as they have an internet connection. This has called for the creation of more coworking spaces around the world. But what exactly is a coworking space?

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Redefining Office Culture To Boost Employee Satisfaction and Productivity

Dumb Little Man

The 1970s introduced The Cubicle – as I like to call “The Bullpen Plus.” The cubicle offered privacy, improving employee satisfaction in the grand scheme of things. The cubicle quickly became associated with cost-cutting and layoffs. Consequently, the average cubicle shrank in size by up to 50% from the mid-80s to the mid-90s. Perks in the Workplace. 2 in 5 say workplace wellness programs meet their needs. Productivity Workplace

2019 164

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

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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? There are many kinds of personality types within the workplace and our #1 priority is to be able to work with all of them and get the work done. We don't have to make best friends in the workplace only get along. Upcoming topic: Dealing with Workplace PMS - Poor Management System - September 6, 2010 Dial-in#: 1-712-432-3030 Passcode: 346621 Become a member of the Elite - Subscribe today!

2010 100

7 Tips to Happy Coworking with Your Pets

Dumb Little Man

Otherwise you’ll likely find yourself back in the cubicle farm and someone on the other end of Pickles’ leash! Freelancing Happiness WorkplaceIt may surprise you to know a few facts: There are about 80 million dogs and more than 90 million cats nice and comfy in U.S.A. homes. According to the New Jersey Institute of Technology, 45% of people telecommute for at least part of their work week.

2017 157

How To Overcome Disruptions And Achieve Your Productivity Goals

Productivity Bits

And who can really blame us if we grumble about politics at our workplace? Here are the few productivity killers that we can identify in our workplace: Procrastination. We do not have control over some stuff in our workplace. If your buddy knocks at your door or cubicle to ask your opinion about your favorites sports, your brain does not just shut to find a stopping point where you can get back after the meaningless discourse with your buddy ends.

2011 172

5 Ways To Combat Stress At Work

Productivity Bits

There are many times in our workplace that we are faced with things or situations that go beyond our control. 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. I am sure there are more techniques to fight stress specially in a workplace setting. GTD Hacks Productivity Increase Productivity productivity at workplace Stress Work

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Dropping The Unimportant: 5 Things You Should Stop Doing

Productivity Bits

This is a mistake that most do when they first take their seats in the office or cubicle. GTD Hacks Employee Productivity Improve Productivity Productivity productivity at workplaceCopyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Don’t sweat the small stuff – this idiom has a lot to tell about productivity.

2010 209

10 Critical Elements Of A Team That Rocks

Productivity Bits

You might be a cubicle dweller and you might be the only occupant in that 5×5 cube. It’s not good to be a lone wolf in a cubicle farm. Cubicle drive-by is considered intrusive. Productivity building a successful team building a team effective teamwork productive team productivity at workplace successful teamCopyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r.

2011 152

How to exorcise your demons of disorganization

Ian's Messy Desk

Disorganization is so prevalent in the workplace that the Professional Organizers in Canada estimates a typical office worker wastes 150 hours a year – almost one month – searching for misplaced information. If you have an open-door policy, place your back to the entrance, or face away from your cubicle entry to indicate your unavailability. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 154

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

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, May 11, 2009 Whos Got Your Back? 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.” Do you think relationships in the workplace are changing? Has Praise in the Workplace Gone Too Far?

2009 40

The 5S concept: Will a Misplaced Stapler Get You in Trouble?

On The Job

Watch out: 5S may be coming to your workplace. Now, 5S has made its way to the upper floors and into the cubicles, and I'm getting a very bad feeling about it. I'm all for keeping chaos to a minimum in the workplace, and disorganized, messy work spaces aren't good for anyone. Tags: Wall Street Journal jobs workplace organization 5S career advice neatness economy Anita Bruzzese And if it does, well, you have my condolences.

2008 153

How to Know Your Business Is Ready to Go Remote

Small Business CEO

The workplace of tomorrow will probably look like your living room or home office. It will look like anything except an office, whether it’s a traditional one with cubicles or the modern one with lots of open space. Or maybe even a local coffee shop. Remote working is one of the most important business trends this year. It is also one of the things employees want from their employers the most, along with increased bonuses. Remote business or team setups can be very rewarding.

2018 54

Love is in the Air

On The Job

As I've written in the past, I met my husband at work, and we've been married for more than 20 years, which just goes to prove that you can find love and happiness in the workplace. But if we're going to be truthful, love in the workplace can really go wrong, too. I've interviewed lots of experts about workplace dating, and here are some ideas about Cupid in cubicle-land: 1. Tags: workplace dating workplace romance Valentine's Day

2008 100

How Assistants Can Have Staying Power

Office Dynamics

With all the buzz technology and workplace trends generate, it’s easy to forget that the foundation of every administrative professional should be built on timeless skills.

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11 Tips To Improve Your Performance

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise 11 Tips To Improve Your Performance By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 08, 2007 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity A re you asking yourself, “How can I improve my workplace?&# Do you feel that there are too many negative people or things going about your office? Here are 11 quick tips for helping you overcome those office blues: Think of the positives, not the negatives.

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Seven Ways to Deal with the Co-Worker Who is Driving You Nuts

On The Job

No, on top of the bad coffee and the elevator that always gets stuck between floors, you’ve got to put up with the aggravation in the next cubicle , also known as a co-worker. Describe how frustrated you feel when she pops above the cubicle partition to offer her unsolicited advice. Tags: annoying co-workers Anita Bruzzese career advice dealing with what should i career advice workplace conflict how do i bad behavior Anita Bruzzese OK, time to fess up.

2008 136

Understanding Why You Really Get Distracted at Work

On The Job

And let's talk about those cute little toys on your desk and the funny posters that cover your cubicle or office walls. Tags: workplace advice annoying co-workers Anita Bruzzese career advice distracted interruptions workplace columnist how can i off task co-workers interrupting how do i Anita Bruzzese If you feel like you're going to scream the next time someone interrupts you at work, pay attention. The problem may not be them -- but you. That's right.

2008 100

Discussing Politics at Work

On The Job

And part of this debate is taking place around the workplace water cooler, in the lunch room, at the conference table and probably in the restroom. It's inevitable that the workplace will become part of the national conversation. Still, politics in the workplace is a tricky thing. 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.

2008 100

Administrative Assistants and Ongoing Status Updates

Office Dynamics

If you are in the same location as your assistant, step out of your office or cubicle once in a while. Monday Motivators is a weekly note offering practical ways to create a new mindset, change behaviors, develop positive relationships and thrive in the workplace with energy, effectiveness, and excellence. As administrative assistants and executive assistants, we all know there are a hundred moving parts in business.

2019 180

Microsoft Office Poll Results

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Microsoft Office Poll Results By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Access , MS-Excel , MS-Outlook , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Productivity I am sure that all of you use Microsoft Office in your workplace.

2008 100

The 6 Best Green Buildings Materials for Offices

Eco-Office Gals

Eco-friendly building is here to stay, and it may be next for your workplace. Your workplace can embody sustainability and beauty by implementing green building materials. Say goodbye to dreary cubicles and hello to bright, open spaces. Employees want refreshing spaces that are attractive in their design and health benefits. Green materials tend to contain less harmful chemicals than standard ones, making office air purer and healthier for the body.

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Now That The Election is Over, What Will You Talk About at Work?

On The Job

It is, indeed, a changing of the times for us, and that is evident even in the workplace. For so long, politics and what Sarah Palin spent on her clothes and which foot Joe Biden shoved in his mouth were topics of conversation around the cubicles of America. Tags: Thriller office gossip boss talk at work election over Dick Cheney workplace Michael Jackson Anita Bruzzese

2008 100

The R’s Of Employee Motivation

Ian's Messy Desk

From corporate cubicles to the factory floor, the collective skills and efforts of people keep your operation going. You can easily set the right tone in the workplace by learning to respond to a basic need we all share… which is to be respected and valued. The post The R’s Of Employee Motivation appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk.

2014 152

Make Sure the Boss Gets the Joke

On The Job

I have mixed feelings about this: Everyone can use a little levity in the workplace these days, but what one person thinks is funny, another may not. Of course, the problem comes when your cubicle mates get a bit tired of hearing you blather to yourself all day. Tags: workplace criticism work pranks business blogs best business blogs Wall Street Journal Fortune April Fool's at work Business Week

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