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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If you spend a lot of time at your desk working, how you sit can affect how you feel towards the end of the day. If your body has been supported correctly, then you can stay focused on your work instead of your aching neck though. So how does a headrest on a chair, an ergonomic chair, help? Why is it useful? To begin with, a headrest on an office chair is a matter of...
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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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You have your coffee sitting on your desk for just a minute. Someone calls your name; you turn around and your arm bumps into your coffee cup. You jump up in time not to spill any on you, but it runs across your desk and onto your office chair.  The spill grows and sets in. Now what? Questions to ask after the spill The questions to ask is what is the material of the chair?...
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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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With school starting after summer vacation and the holidays coming up, soon it will be fund raising time. This is when your co-workers approach you about supporting their children, nieces, nephews or grandchildren in their fund-raising campaigns. Whether it be candy, cookie or candle sales; you’re going to be asked for support. So, what do you do? Workplace policies Some workplaces policies only permit fundraising requests on lunch hours or breaks. Other companies allow donation...
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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 two or more of your employees are having issues and not getting along, it can cause tension for everyone else. Being hostile, moody or combative can make other employees on edge, not to mention unable to get their work done. Their desk time will be miserable. Arguments, disagreements and feuds can crop up for numerous reasons even if you have an excellent company culture too. It could be a power struggle, one person thinking...
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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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There are many uses for stools in the business world. You probably have a use for stools in your business if your think about it. The break area, for instance, if it’s small could probably be a little roomer with stools instead of chairs. If you have a small break room with just a microwave and an apartment-sized refrigerator and a few chairs, you can make it a little bigger then by replacing the chair...
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