It’s important to have good communication skills when working in an office environment. Miscommunication can cost a company money or a lost client. Good communication skills are especially necessary among team members. So, what are some things that can be done to improve communication with your team members? Communication problems First one of the main issues in not communicating properly is the failure to listen properly. This especially so because co-workers will often interrupt each...
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In the workplace, there are basic common sense rules which every employee should practice. From good manners to other rules being followed, these things make everyone’s work life easier. Another point is that following the rules can help to advance your career opportunities. Rules for good manners Everyone should know what good manners are and what they aren’t. But you would be surprised at how many co-workers don’t use them. A refresher course is listed...
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When moving your office, there is more to a successful move than just throwing stuff in boxes. It’s a large task to move an office. Planning and coordinating the move is the key. So below are some suggestions on how to better accomplish this task. Planning the move First of all, you will need to create a viable timeline that will cover all the areas and stages of your move. If you have a small...
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It’s your first day at the office, and you’re nervous. You’re not too sure of the office protocol, you don’t really know where your desk is yet, and you almost feel like it’s the first day of school. But there are the same day to day challenges and other stressful situations of a job that you are expected to handle. So below are some suggestions to help you deal with the challenges of your first...
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After working all day, the last thing you want to do is stop at the grocery store. There are the grocery store lines of other people who didn’t want to stop at the store on their way home from work either. But if you want to eat and have home supplies, that’s the way it is. Or is it? You now have another option which is Amazon Prime and Grocery and Amazon Prime Now. Prime...
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The Aeron Chair by Herman Miller is a chair which is heath-positive, inclusively-sized, cross-performing, and environmentally sensitive. The designers, Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick wanted to design office chairs like the business world had never seen before. The Aeron Chair was a pioneering step in material innovation and ergonomics. So this inventive design is one that is comfortable without using cheap fabric, foam or leather. It has completely changed the perception of what an office...
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When you’re debating on purchasing a new conference table for your business, why not consider used? Used doesn’t mean that it’s scratched or dented either, although it could fall into that category. Many used pieces of furniture are of high quality at less cost because there are many reasons that furniture could be used. For example, tables and chairs may have been bought last year, but the company that bought them is changing its corporate...
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When you’re thinking about incorporating vintage furniture into your office décor, it takes balance and harmony. With balance and harmony, you can create an office which is both welcoming and comfortable. But, this doesn’t mean that you have to split the furniture 50/50 down the middle with fifty percent of contemporary furniture and fifty percent vintage furniture. If you do this, then your office will look like a mishmash of poorly designed furniture. You need...
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When you decide to replace your executive office chair for something more comfortable, what do you look for in furniture? You have to find one that you can sit in all day without killing your back. If you’re tall too, then a small chair won’t fit the length of your legs correctly. Large ones might be too large to fit your torso correctly. If you’re small, then your legs may dangle, and the back of...
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Not every good idea that seems right is right. Sometimes this is because human nature is not taken into account. Or we have assumptions on human nature, like people like working as close to friends or coworkers as much as possible, so that an idea can take off that doesn’t always work. This may be the problem that can happen with the open office. Because there are some studies which show that the open office...
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