Let’s face it, few people actually enjoy meetings—especially if you work in an environment where every little minor decision seems to require a meeting. But most likely, meetings are an inevitable part of your workday, so it’s best to try and make them as painless and productive as possible.
Being disruptive or exhibiting bad behavior at meetings will only make the experience even more unpleasant for you and everyone else. What’s more, it may prompt your colleagues to exclude you from important meetings where big decisions are discussed.
It’s certainly not the most glamorous part of being an office professional, but sometimes you’re stuck with the task of getting people to tidy up common areas like break rooms and kitchens. Here are five ways to get messy co-workers to clean up after themselves:
Though media coverage has helped Americans become aware of autism, many people still feel uneasy when working with someone who has this condition. In honor of April being Autism Awareness Month, here are some things to think about in order to forge a respectful, productive relationship.
We’ve all been there—stuck in a job we hate, when something finally pushes us to the breaking point and we can’t take it anymore. At that point, you may be tempted to do what they always do in movies—make a grand speech and leave in a dramatic and passionate fashion.
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!