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Office Etiquette

10 Things Midlifers Should Know About Today's Workplace

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.02.2015 | Fifty

With apologies to that old Oldsmobile ad slogan, it's not your father's office anymore. Things have changed radically in the workplace and here are 10...

5 Things to Do Before Leaving the Office for Vacation

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The key to a relaxing summer vacation is taking the time to leave your work life in order. The ultimate goal is to have systems in place so business continues smoothly in your absence, your vacation won't be interrupted unnecessarily, and you can return from your trip and back to the office without skipping a beat.

The 8 Essential Rules For Office Bathroom Etiquette

Michelle Combs | Posted 06.02.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

If you work in an office, then you probably have a common bathroom that is shared by many. After spending over 30 years working in offices, it's apparent that too many people need an education or at least a reminder of good office bathroom etiquette.

What NOT To Do In The Office

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.19.2015 | Comedy

Can I smoke pot in the office? ... No? Okay, but what if I really want to? Today's office environment can be a tough one to navigate. Offices are m...

Office Etiquette: 8 Destructive Workplace Personalities

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Routinely, participants in my corporate etiquette training sessions identify the following undesirable work styles that are all but guaranteed to stunt career growth.

This Is Why You Need To Shut Up In Your Open Office

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.10.2015 | Comedy

Maybe closed doors aren't such a bad thing. Comedy network Above Average tackles one of the main hazards of a workplace without walls: oversharing....

Business Etiquette: Touching in the Workplace

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

What may be appreciated by one employee as an authentic gesture to connect may be rebuked by another. The golden rule when it comes to touching an employee is "hands off.

Office Etiquette: Nine Ways to Strengthen Work Relationships

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.05.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Channel your burst of New Year's enthusiasm by investing some time in building relationships with those you interact with on a daily basis. Your positive energy may have a ripple effect as your acts of kindness inspire others to do the same.

Business Etiquette: 10 Office Pet Peeves

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

If you spend most of your week in an office environment, you probably know that working closely with colleagues can be a productive, rewarding experience. You also know that their quirks, bad habits, and thoughtlessness can slowly drive you insane.

Business Etiquette: Why You Need an Exit Strategy

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

There are no guarantees that you will keep your current job indefinitely. Being prepared with an exit strategy, even if you're not actively looking, will be one less thing you have to worry about in the event you find yourself suddenly without a job.

Office Etiquette: Oh &*#%...Did I Say That? Cursing in the Workplace

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

If you find yourself peppering your language with profanity at work, it's time to clean up your act. A recent survey by CareerBuilder found that 81 percent of employers have doubts about the professionalism of those who curse at work.

Professionalism Behind the Wheel

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The way people handle themselves behind the wheel of a car can say a lot about how they conduct themselves in business. Our driving behaviors often reflect not only how we approach life, but also how we deal with others on a day-to-day basis.

How to Properly Handle an Office Mistake

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

It's not a matter of "if" you will make a mistake at work, it's only a question of "when," and how you handle the blunder says a great deal about your character and good judgment.

Business Etiquette: 7 Ways to Make the Most of a Professional Email

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

An email has to make an immediate impact to stand out among the dozens (or even hundreds) of messages a busy executive is bombarded with each day.

5 Common Business Card Myths

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Despite our digital world, the simple business card is still an essential tool in connecting with others. To get the most out of your business card supply, you have to know how to use it to your advantage.

The 14 Essential Rules Of Office Kitchen Etiquette

Thrillist | Posted 07.28.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

There are rules to coexisting in a work kitchen, and you should be following them.

7 Tips for a Productive First Week on the Job

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Your first few days set a precedence on what others can expect from you as a coworker and employee. Here are seven ways to make the most of your first week on the job.

Open Office Space Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

If you are sensitive to noise and find it unsettling, employ your ear buds or headset to stream your favorite music. Though you are still in a shared space, music will offer a quiet retreat.

Business Etiquette: 8 Office Personality Pet Peeves

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

4) The Perpetual Borrower. Staplers, phone chargers, publications, reports, loose change for the meter -- it's always something.

11 Rules for Hugging at Work

Tim Sackett | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business
Tim Sackett

Hello. My name is Tim Sackett, and I'm a hugger. Being a hugger can make for some awkward moments -- what if the other person isn't expecting a hug, or doesn't want one, and you're coming in arms-wide-open!?

Business Etiquette: How to Say "No" at the Office

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

"No." It's a short word, but often one of the toughest to master. A polite and well-delivered "no" is often the best answer to a request you aren't prepared to deliver upon. Here's how to do it.

Business Etiquette: Surviving the Holiday Office Party

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Overindulging on the holiday jingle juice and trying to kiss a colleague under the mistletoe are obvious disasters to avoid, but there are other important details that can affect your professional image.

The Small-Business Owner's Guide to Safe Holiday Parties

Ted Devine | Posted 02.05.2014 | Small Business
Ted Devine

Taking extra steps this holiday season will ensure that your employees, and your business, are safe as you celebrate your achievements.

The Ultimate Office Christmas Party Etiquette Guide

Dan Miles | Posted 02.03.2014 | Comedy
Dan Miles

While it is indeed possible you possess the dance moves of a young Travolta or know all the words to "Gangnam Style" in the original Korean, ask yourself, is this the correct moment to demonstrate said ability?

Office Flu Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

With flu season in high gear, here are a few commonly asked questions for those in the corporate environment.