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Work Etiquette

9 Office Gift-Giving Dos And Don’ts

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.09.2016 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Keep the occasion jolly by following these nine rules of office gift-giving etiquette. 1. If you give your boss a gift, make it a group effort. Doing ...

Want To Be Happy At Work? Avoid These 8 Toxic People

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business

This story is part of our monthlong “Work Well” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this projec...

5 Difficult People You'll Meet at Work and How to Deal With Them

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Jamee Tenzer

You can either allow him or her to make life unpleasant, or you can embrace the opportunity to learn from the experience while maintaining your sense of humor, integrity and sanity.

7 Sentences You Shouldn't Say to Your Boss - Ever

Bernard Marr | Posted 05.01.2016 | Business
Bernard Marr

There are certain things all bosses dread to hear. "I lost the account," "There's a big mistake," and "I think the building is on fire," would all qualify, but I'm talking about sentences that may seem innocuous to you, but can be a big deal to your boss.

Give Your LinkedIn Profile Picture a (Much Needed) Makeover

Richie Frieman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Richie Frieman

The last thing you want is to be misrepresenting yourself (or worse, not be taken seriously) because you made a bad call on your profile picture, so, let's give your LinkedIn profile picture a makeover with these three easy tips...

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.

My Coworker Shamed Me (And I Let Him)

Literally, Darling | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I just don't care what people think. And usually I don't. But being repeatedly questioned, being made to feel like my life choices and my interests -- the ones that make me happy and content -- were wrong and somehow inadequate, was like a hard blow to the chest.

Sh*t Talk: Everything You Need To Know About Pooping At The Office

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.22.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

To shit at the office, or not to shit, that is the question. Michael Sykes, President of International Center For Bathroom Etiquette (which yes, i...

Women Are Less Likely To Take Credit In This Situation

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women

Women are capable of taking full credit for their contributions to a team project -- except if the other team member is a man. So claims a new stud...

How To Break These Bad Work Habits

Posted 02.22.2013 | Women

Lynze Wardle Lenio | The Daily Muse Bad habits are an inevitable part of office life. As I type this, my keyboard is covered in the gritty remains ...

How To Handle A Colleague Who Does This

Posted 01.24.2013 | Women

Jennifer Winter | The Daily Muse Unless you’re on the set of Days of Our Lives, crying is generally something we all try to avoid at work. But, t...

The Workplace Mistake Women Often Make

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Briana Fasone | The Daily Muse Before Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler—and even before Joan Rivers—comedy’s queen of self-deprecation was the lat...

9 Things You Should NEVER Do at Your Desk

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.12.2012 | Small Business

It's your home away from home...except that everyone can probably see you, so please put away the guide on how to watch porn at work. Your desk and...

eWise: Sexting Surprises, Overly Gchatty

Posted 09.23.2013 | Technology

What's the polite way to sext someone? I'm afraid that if I just sent him a full-frontal shot without warning it might be, well, an unpleasant surpris...

Katy Hall

eWise: Evite from Mom, Work Gets Personal | Katy Hall | Posted 10.28.2012 | Technology

I recently received an Evite from my mother requesting that I attend at a family reunion. We do live in separate states, quite a few miles apart, and ...

Conflict at Work: Getting Your Power Back

Mim Abbey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mim Abbey

What's more important to you -- this job, or retaliating in some way to this person? If your answer is "this job," then not retaliating becomes easier.

Work BFFs: The Do's & Don'ts

Nicole Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nicole Williams

A day at the office is so much more enjoyable when you have a work BFF to share your ups, downs, and blueberry muffin with. But office friendships can hurt your career if you don't handle them the right way.