Holiday gift-giving in the workplace is a thoughtful way of letting colleagues and clients know that you value the business relationship you share. But gift-giving comes with its risks. When a present is too expensive or is too personal, even the best intentions can backfire. Knowing the answers to the following questions will take the
Punctuality came to mind last week as I was racing down the road to get to an appointment, I had a sudden revelation. This is not uncommon for me. It has become a regular occurrence. I am never late–well, almost never, but I often arrive at meetings or appointments with only moments to spare. Living
Heart shaped box of chocolate truffles with red roses Spring may not have sprung yet, but this is definitely the month when love and romance are in the headlines. Everything is coming up roses and chocolate–covered strawberries. Perhaps your thoughts are turning to an office romance. Maybe the co-worker in the
There is enough stress during the holiday season without worrying about how to handle gift-giving in the office. More than a few people struggle with this issue every year. Do any of the following questions ring a seasonal bell with you? Should you give a gift to everyone you work with? Do you need to
An office kitchen can be one of the biggest workplace problems when people don't observe basic etiquette guidelines. If you are among the lucky ones who happen to work for a company that offers an office kitchen for your convenience, you know what the challenges are. You go to put your sandwich in the
It’s inevitable—the annual holiday office party. You can pretty much count on it every year. This year approximately 75% of bosses are planning to treat their employees to what they deem to be a festive celebration. For some, this is a much anticipated and eagerly awaited event. For others, not so much. They would rather
There are any number of etiquette faux pas committed in the office setting. Check to see if you are guilty of these five workplace sins. Being a “Sunday night e-mailer.” Many business people like to clear out their inbox from home on Sunday night. That eliminates spending an hour replying to email first thing Monday
Romance in the office has always been and forever will be a sticky issue. Is it a good idea, personally and professionally, to be involved with a co-worker? If you think you are ready to pursue a relationship, read this article before you make a move.
The price of commercial real estate has gone up, and the office walls have come down. Lack of privacy can create discord and hinder productivity. Here are some strategies to help survive the office fishbowl. Keep your voice down. Your coworker should not have to listen to your every conversation. Forget about using your speakerphone.