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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3 Ways to Change the World from Your Cubicle

On The Job

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.

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.

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. 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

… 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.

Is the Green-Eyed Monster in Your Cubicle?

On The Job

The green-eyed monster now rears itself not on the playground, but in the cubicle. When I was in grade school, every year I had to put up with someone I'll call "Mary" in my classes. I never liked her, because her hair was longer than mine, she dressed better than I did and she was much prettier. Yet, every year -- from kindergarten until sixth grade -- I had her in every class. Some day the jealousy I felt when she showed up in a new hair bow with a pretty dress made me seethe.

First Step to Escaping the Cubicle For Good: Set A Date - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

2009 153

Could a Union Be Coming to a Cubicle Near You?

On The Job

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.

Is There an Addict in the Cubicle Next Door?

On The Job

Addiction doesn't reside just on the street corner with junkies looking for the next fix -- it's also in the meeting rooms and boardrooms and cubicles where we work. Six months ago on this blog I wrote about a smart and talented lawyer with four beautiful children who had a drug and alcohol addiction.

2008 100

Surviving the Holidays while Working

Productivity Bits

The fact is, we still end up celebrating a cubicle Christmas once in a while. Here are some items to turn your cubicle into a hauntingly good time: Personalized Halloween Pumpkin 4 Port USB hub: If you plan to decorate your office space for the holidays you will need a few extra USB ports. Use it as a Halloween prank or to guard your cubicle from the vultures you work with. If you are stuck riding the cubicle, don’t do it on an empty stomach.

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? Home About Me Advertise How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity D o you find that some of your co-workers can be extremely annoying, rude or just plain inconsiderate?

2009 152

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

On The Job

What about the guy in the cubicle next to yours refusing to take off his headphones so you can ask him a question? Let me give you an example: I have a supervisor in the cubicle next to mine, and I was so fearful that she was judging me as incompetent, lazy and stupid that I could not ask a question of the person at the desk next to me," Lemley says.

2010 158

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!

2008 100

Most Irritating Habits of Co-Workers

Professional Assistant Blog

Are you being bombarded with people walking up to your cubicle and dont have the decency to see that you are busy? 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?

2007 100

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?

2008 100

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.

2008 100

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

2007 100

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? The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development. Lets grow together! Tuesday, March 30, 2010 To Speak or Not to Speak? Have you ever walked past a co-worker and said good morning only to have no response or a blank stare?

2010 100

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

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

On The Job

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.” 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?

2009 100

Reheating Catfish in the Microwave

On The Job

No, they're delving into deeper subject matters and have just named their winner of the saddest-cubicles contest. Tags: personal disconnect behavior problems saddest cubicle I've raced around the Web today, trying to find items for this Tidbit Tuesday. I figure I've burned off at least one of the pieces of pecan pie that I shoved into my face over the holiday (is this what is known as wishful thinking?).

2007 100

Adhering to the "Closed Door" Policy

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you find that you get disturbed around your cubicle because of excessive noise? Do you wish that you could build walls around your cubicle just so that people would keep quiet? I wrote a post entitled "Adhering to the 'Open Door' Policy", but this post is a little different, so please read on. I am sure that this happened to many of you on a regular basis. Managers have offices and the.

Feng Shui: A Way To Improve Your Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

People spend a lot of time at work in their office cubicles. A cubicle is difficult to feng shui, since it is so compact. Office cubicles are either grey or other drab color, which does not promote a positive energy throughout the space. The first way to improve feng shui in the office cubicle is to change the position of the desk. Most cubicles do not see natural light, or they are not in front of windows. This post was written by a guest author.

2011 126

Persistence Makes Perfect

Professional Assistant Blog

Everything seemed fine, as I got a brand new cubicle with windows behind. Have you ever had a problem at work that you couldn't solve right away? Did you keep asking your manager on the status of the ordeal? This recently happened to me. My department merged with two others and moved to a different floor. I sat at the same desk for just over 5 years, so the change was a little scary at first. Productivity

2011 122

Why You're Annoying Your Colleagues

On The Job

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. So is eating smelly food in your cubicle, dripping coffee (read more here You’re never late for meetings. You also chip in for every co-worker’s birthday or baby shower that comes along.

2014 135

The Office of the Near Future is Zero Waste

Small Business CEO

From offices trading in stuffy cubicles for open-concept layouts to the huge shift to home workstations, office spaces have undergone some substantial changes in the past couple of decades.

2020 83

How to Handle Rejection to Improve Your Sales Game

Success

She recalls throwing her pen in her cubicle and walking outside in order to calm down after unsuccessful sales calls. When Rebecca Parry was 18, she sold spots for the Yellow Pages in Australia. She heard no more times than she could count.

2021 81

Open Loops 9/26/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

This week I highlight articles on advice for college students from a professor; creating a cubicle exit plan; an argument for walking; an easy way to test batteries; random acts of kindness; veggies you can grow from food scraps; dumb purchases to stop making; and not letting someone ruin your day. On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything.

2014 145

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.

2019 131

The Rapidly Growing Creator Economy

Small Business Labs

Fans see creators doing what they love for a living and aspire to follow that path that never leads to a cubicle. Axios' App rush: Talent over trash covers the growth of social media apps where the content is created by digital content creators who are getting paid.    Key quote: The big picture:  Creator-economy platforms like Patreon, Substack and OnlyFans are built around content makers who are paid.

2021 140

How To Convert Your Office Into A Eudaimonia Machine

Small Business CEO

And for many of us, working in beige, open-plan offices or ecru cubicle farms sets the scene perfectly for us feeling the exact opposite! In Aristotelian ethics, Eudaimonia is the condition of peak human flourishing or living well.

2020 66

How to Make All the Right Moves in Any Job

On The Job

Be proactive Don’t sit in your cubicle or workstation and never emerge unless it’s for a bathroom break or to leave for the day. No one sets out to fail in a job, but it can happen if you don’t take some time to establish good habits from your first day in a new position. Whether it’s your first job or your fifth, there are ways to ensure that your career stays on track and you don’t do things that annoy the boss and your colleagues.

2018 100

How Not to Behave in Front of Co-Workers

On The Job

Office holiday parties are an annual tradition, whether they’re a potluck among the cubicles or a more elaborate affair complete with a DJ and a chicken dinner. If you think your Michael Jackson moves are embarrassing on a barely-lit dance floor, they’re even worse in the middle of the office where cubicles and desks provide a glaring backdrop.

2014 142

Why Coworking is Booming

Small Business Labs

 Workers in these spaces consistently report making more connections, learning skills faster, and feeling more inspired and in control than their cubicle-dwelling counterparts inside large companies. Back Channel's The “Work from Home” Dream Doesn’t Work  provides an excellent overview of the trends and shifts driving the coworking movement. Simply put, the article explains why coworking is working.

2017 163

Book Review: Evil Plans – Having Fun On The Road To World Domination

Productivity Bits

This book targets those that are entrepreneurial in nature, specially those wanting to escape the cubicle. There are many mentions in this book about “quitting the rat race&# , being “stuck in the rut&# , being “tired of the 9-5 job&# , and “escaping the cubicle&#. This book targets those that are entrepreneurial in nature, specially those wanting to escape the cubicle. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link].

2011 186

The Welcome Mat

Office Dynamics

Seeing an interesting end unit of cubicle decorations, I decided to take a look. They had cubicle welcome mats. I found it eyebrow-raising to think a cubicle dweller would post a warning for anyone (their manager, perhaps?) If I could create a custom mat for my cubicle, it would say this: WELCOME! The Welcome Mat. By Nancy Fraze for Joan Burge. While running my Saturday errand to the farmer’s market, I decided to browse in a fabulous office supply store.

2011 116

Are You Ready to Hire a Virtual Assistant?

Success

Even knowing what someone’s office looks like, how tidy they keep their desk and what pictures fill the walls of their cubicle, can provide a level of comfort. Allowing employees to work from home will definitely zap company culture and drain productivity.

2021 66

3 Things To Do This Month for Your Career

On The Job

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. 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. At this time of year, many of us are dealing with back-to-school chaos or taking the last days of warm weather to go on vacation.

2019 149

What You Need to Know About Renovating Your Office

Eco-Office Gals

Cubicles not only inhibit employees from feeling they are part of a team, they can also make an employee feel emotionally, mentally and physically stuck. Try taking down the cubicles and creating a space that is clean, refreshed and open. Renovating your office space is about a lot more than just a few paint swatches.

2015 133

How to Know Your Business Is Ready to Go Remote

Small Business CEO

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. The workplace of tomorrow will probably look like your living room or home office. 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

The Welcome Mat

Office Dynamics

Seeing an interesting end unit of cubicle decorations, I decided to take a look. They had cubicle welcome mats. I found it eyebrow-raising to think a cubicle dweller would post a warning for anyone (their manager, perhaps?) If I could create a custom mat for my cubicle, it would say this: WELCOME! The Welcome Mat. By Nancy Fraze for Joan Burge. While running my Saturday errand to the farmer’s market, I decided to browse in a fabulous office supply store.

2011 100

Are Extroverts Misunderstood?

On The Job

That means that while you as an introvert look for quiet time in your cubicle to recharge and think, the extroverted co-worker who pops up to tell you a joke or try to get you to go to happy hour isn''t being annoying on purpose. For example, while introverts may struggle with an open floor plan at work, extroverts may dislike working in a cubicle, Dembling says.

2013 168