Tag: office etiquette

Think Clean Signs for Focus, Health, and Safety

Think Clean Signs for Focus, Health, and Safety

| March 30, 2017

A study published in the Journal of Consumer Research involved participants solving a puzzle in a clean and a cluttered room. The participants who were sitting in a clean environment persisted with the task in hand longer than those in the cluttered room where the participants gave up quickly. The researchers concluded that the mess […]

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Workplace bullying: a new toolkit helps workers identify and cope

Workplace bullying: a new toolkit helps workers identify and cope

| March 17, 2017

A new resource out of British Columbia provides employees with regulations on workplace bullying, a handy reference for workers everywhere on how to identify and cope with bullying among coworkers, bosses, and colleagues. Replete with fact sheets, checklists, a handbook, posters, and sample presentations, the bullying and harassment prevention toolkit was prepared by British Columbia’s […]

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Dining at your desk? Here’s the lunch etiquette you should follow

Dining at your desk? Here’s the lunch etiquette you should follow

| March 14, 2017

For some time now, the culture of long lingering lunches has been replaced by a quick meal at the desk. Reasons for this lifestyle shift range from meeting impossible deadlines, overachieving at work, to simply wanting to spend more time with family. According to a Gallup survey, nearly 67 percent of American workers eat at […]

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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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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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How to deal with high spirits and low inhibitions at office holiday parties

How to deal with high spirits and low inhibitions at office holiday parties

| March 1, 2017

Holiday party season is now in full swing, and while last year, we doled out survival tips to the party-going employees, this year, we’d like to take a moment to caution the employers. Employers planning holiday parties for their businesses should prepare to handle overindulgent employees and the ensuing uncomfortable situations. Additional efforts on the part of the employer […]

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Now, a device to keep chatty coworkers at bay

Now, a device to keep chatty coworkers at bay

| January 29, 2015

Fact 1 – In a survey conducted by Ask.com on American workers, ‘noisy colleagues’ cut to the top of workplace distractions list leaving phone calls and social media behind. Fact 2 – Another survey by University of California concluded that it takes about 25 minutes for an average worker to refocus on work after she […]

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The world’s worst coworkers, according to Reddit

The world’s worst coworkers, according to Reddit

| December 16, 2014

Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours with our coworkers: some become close friends, others become forgettable memories, and still others are living, breathing lessons in patience and self-restraint. While we’ve already shared with you our top ten annoying coworker habits, as Bustle originally reported, there are plenty more from which to […]

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Mind your manners, corporate America

Mind your manners, corporate America

| January 7, 2014

America’s got 99 problems and incivility is one. An online survey by Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate reveals that American businesses rank poorly when it comes to treating customers right. Of the 1000 adults surveyed, 54 percent decided never to buy from a company after being treated discourteously, and 43 percent advised others not to […]

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Man calls cops on office refrigerator thieves after Jell-O goes missing

Man calls cops on office refrigerator thieves after Jell-O goes missing

| October 23, 2013

A Pennsylvania man recently brought in law enforcement to target his sticky-fingered coworkers. Having discovered his strawberry-flavored Jell-O was stolen from the office refrigerator, the 39-year-old man called the cops to report his missing snack. According to the Upper Macungie Township Police Department, the crime took place at the Wakefern Food Corporation warehouse in Beinigsville, […]

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