Forget lengthy improvement plans. Sometimes the best way to make a change in life is to take Nike’s advice and simply “Just Do It.” For the next several days, experts on subjects ranging from stress to time management will offer straightforward suggestions on how handle issues facing busy admins.
According to a recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder and Harris Interactive, dress codes at the office are becoming more relaxed. While business casual may be the expected attire at more than 40 percent of offices, the study of more than 3,900 adults found that a third of employees are allowed to wear jeans (another 21 percent wear uniforms and 4 percent don business suits).
Have a tendency to open your mouth – only to put your foot in it? Many people say things without taking time to think about the consequences. Keep impulsivity from landing you in tricky situations by trying the following:
Chatting with colleagues can build bonds and help the day go faster, but depending on the subject, it also can give you a sudden urge to retreat to your cubicle. We asked workers to complete the sentence “I wish my co-workers would stop talking about . . . .” Here are some of the responses; we’d love to hear yours!
Sure, we’ve all been warned that talking about politics or religion in the workplace is dangerous, but there are plenty of other subjects that might get you in over your head, too. Think twice before chiming in on water cooler conversations about these topics:
While conventional wisdom often states that people should devote all of their energy to concentrating on the job at hand, doing more than one thing at a time might actually be helpful – if the alternate activity engages a sense other than the one needed for the main task.