Whether you know it or not, there are rules for business office etiquette. If you aren’t aware of these rules, then you may lose opportunities for advancement because others will believe your unprofessional. So, there are rules about behavior in a cubicle, how to give a proper handshake and lots more. Knowing these rules is important to your career, so a review of them is a good idea. Below are some of the rules and...
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Your business is growing, and you’re going to have to hire more employees to cover the growth. You also know that your business is going to grow even larger in the future. So how do you plan for buying furniture which will be sufficient for the growth now and future growth? How do you handle the growth now if you intend to move later? Below are some ideas which may help with that issue: Handling...
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Have you ever thought about using armless office chairs for you where you work? If you have always sat in a chair with arms, then it might take a little getting used to a chair without arms, but there are advantages to an armless chair. If you think about it, sometimes arms on an office chair do get in the way. For example, when you lean over to throw trash in the garbage can and...
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Having a successful filing system depends upon the type of cabinets and the system which you want to use. Since files and folders contain pertinent information about your business, having easy access to them is important also. So, a filing system which is easy and efficient to use can make all the difference in the world when you have a potential client sitting in the chair in front of you. This means to have the...
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When you manage a business, plus handle clients or customers too on a day-to-day basis, you have to be careful on trying days. Those days could be from dealing with a difficult employee or client, or perhaps from an expected shipment that didn’t arrive on time. Whatever the reason, you can’t let it get the best of you. Because maybe you’ll say something then to an employee that will be misunderstood. Or even worse, you...
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Gift giving at the office can be like walking a tightrope at times. How much do you give? Is everyone included? Are you supposed to be giving a gift to your supervisor or boss? So, below are some tips on how to handle office gift giving with some of the do’s and don’ts. Tips for office gift giving Check what the rules are for gift giving in your office. Some businesses have policies about what...
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There are some behaviors which employees do that can sabotage other workers’ morale. The employee may be an excellent worker, but these kinds of negative behaviors and the attitude that goes along with them can do some serious harm. Because something like this is unpleasant to deal with also, managers may try to ignore it, but shouldn’t. The employee may need some one-on-one coaching to break these disruptive behavior habits which a good manager can...
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Knowing how to communicate with co-workers, clients and bosses is important to success on your job. If you can communicate what you’re thinking and exchange ideas, it’s easier to get ahead. Improving communication and interpersonal skills can be beneficial to your career. So, what are some suggestions to not only improve your interpersonal skills, but on how to use body language as well, which is part of communication. Assumptions: You can’t always assume that someone...
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Having an employee who is bad with time management doesn’t make them a bad employee; it may be a skill which they never properly developed. However, with some proper coaching, it’s something which can be learned and overcome.   How can you help? The first thing you may want to figure out is why the employee is having this issue. Are you not stating clearly your expectations? For example, the A-team is having a meeting...
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A performance evaluation of an employee’s work performance is an important part of making sure the employee is meeting the requirements of the job. It also gives an opportunity to identify and under achieving issues. Too, this gives the employee a chance to discuss any concerns they may have. In addition, employees that understand what role they play in the business will help keep them motivated and productive. With a performance review being reviewed can...
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