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How to plan the perfect office potluck

How to plan the perfect office potluck

| March 12, 2017

Your event planning budget is tapped, but you still want to get the office together for an afternoon of bonding and putting off tedious tasks: It’s the perfect excuse for a potluck. Planned carelessly, though, potlucks can leave everyone wishing they’d just gone out to lunch or, worse, opted for a sad desk salad. With […]

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7 last-minute Halloween costumes for the office

7 last-minute Halloween costumes for the office

| March 11, 2017

Haven’t figured out what to wear for your office’s annual Halloween party yet? And it’s tomorrow? Don’t fret! Here are seven costumes you can throw together at the last minute with stuff you’re likely to have lying around the office, making these selections the perfect office Halloween costumes. Now, the only think you’ll have to […]

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The Office Courtesy Series: 5 Tips for Summer Office Etiquette

The Office Courtesy Series: 5 Tips for Summer Office Etiquette

| March 10, 2017

The office courtesy series: 5 tips for summer office etiquette It happens suddenly in May or June: you start seeing tans, smiles, shorts, and bright dresses. Summertime is here, and it changes the tone of the office for a few months. Your coworkers are in better moods, excited to dash off for drinks outdoors or […]

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Techiquette: How to stay polite when dealing with technology in the workplace

Techiquette: How to stay polite when dealing with technology in the workplace

| March 9, 2017

Employees who wouldn’t use a certain tone of voice with a supervisor often don’t think twice about sending a snarky email, initiating a Facebook chat with a colleague, screaming on a cell phone, or over sharing personal photos online. And we have the increase of technology in the workplace to thank. As business shifts overseas, […]

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Should your office invest in a coffee machine?

Should your office invest in a coffee machine?

| March 8, 2017

I swear by coffee. If I don’t have a cup in the morning I feel groggy and act irritable. (And I love the taste – an unpopular opinion, I know.) Despite my fondness for the drink, I’m surprised that study after study suggests coffee consumption has its health and productivity benefits, especially at the workplace. […]

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The Office Courtesy Series: Dogs at work

The Office Courtesy Series: Dogs at work

| March 7, 2017

As offices ease up on the leash, so to speak, lucky employees at dog-friendly offices throughout the country are being invited to bring their best furry friend into work. Doggie beds, treats, and cubicles full of gawking, petting admirers: What’s not to love? Not much — for the canine, that is. But human counterparts and coworkers […]

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5 must-buy Secret Santa gifts for the workplace

5 must-buy Secret Santa gifts for the workplace

| March 6, 2017

Employees everywhere are scratching their heads this time of year over the annual Secret Santa gift-giving exchange. Strike the right balance of professionalism, fun and, of course, the right price, with a perfectly picked item from our list of the top five office-friendly Secret Santa gifts. (An extra tip: For a truly personal gift, check […]

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Your keyboard is dirtier than a toilet seat

Your keyboard is dirtier than a toilet seat

| March 5, 2017

It may appear clean and tidy, but just how germ-free is your office? Studies have discovered as many as 25,000 germs per square inch on an office telephone, and, if that isn’t startling enough, consider this: The typical office desk is 400 times dirtier than the average toilet seat, reports EHS Today. Office germs have a noticeable […]

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Simple solutions to combat brain drain and boost workplace morale

Simple solutions to combat brain drain and boost workplace morale

| March 4, 2017

It turns out that there is a bit of truth to the old trope, “the straw that broke the camel’s back” — at least in the workplace. As Forbes recently reported, seemingly small offenses that occur in offices everywhere each day, from showing up late and leaving early to taking credit for another person’s work, collude […]

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Top 10 annoying worker habits: Do any of yours make the cut?

Top 10 annoying worker habits: Do any of yours make the cut?

| March 3, 2017

You might recall that old trope: “We are what we repeatedly do.” If it’s true, it might be wise to make sure that your habits aren’t the kind that drive your co-workers up the nearest cubicle wall. A thoughtful new infographic from NeoMam Studios highlights the top ten most irritating worker habits. Read on to […]

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