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Office Etiquette

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

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.10.2014 | 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 04.02.2014 | 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 03.03.2014 | 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.

Ask the Etiquette Expert: Holiday Office Gift Giving Q & A's

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

5. If I receive a gift from a coworker that I don't like, or cannot use, can I ask for the receipt to return or exchange it?

4 Tips for Managing the Office Holiday Party

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

You are at a work function -- as an employee. You are not at this event for the food and/or the drink. Try not to overeat, and definitely do not get drunk. Nobody fondly recalls the next day the person who jumped up on the bar and began dancing.

It's Business, and It Is Personal, So Own It!

Rebekah Epstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Rebekah Epstein

I think a lot of times people work too hard to have one persona in the professional world, and another one in regular life. This isn't really necessary. If you learn to add a more human touch to your work, then you become more one-of-a-kind.

How To Deal With Coworkers You Can't Stand

Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Your job can become particularly taxing when you're stuck working with someone you can't stand. Colleagues become annoying for a variety of reasons...

Business Etiquette: Before You Say 'I Don't Know'

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Starting a new job can be stressful, especially when you find yourself in those awkward situations where your standard answer seems to be, "I don't know." Don't fret. Here are a few tips to on how to handle those situations:

Business Etiquette: 7 Ways Women Undermine Their Professional Success

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.01.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

You've worked hard to build your career, but despite your best professional efforts, a few bad habits may still be chipping away at your success. Don't undermine your professionalism by actions done on auto-pilot that could convey uncertainty or insecurity.

Telling a Co-Worker He Has Body Odor

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

Once upon a time I worked with a gentleman who had body odor. I didn't have to work with him often, mind you -- or for very long.

Office Etiquette: 10 Drugstore Items That Can Save Your Day

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Within the course of a typical workday, life can dish up a wide array of curveballs, surprises and mini-crises. The key to navigating through many of these emergencies can be solved with items from the nearest drugstore.

Ask the Etiquette Expert: How Can I Make the Most Out of My First Job Experience?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Finish what you start. This seems simple, but doing what you say you are going to do is the first step to establishing a strong professional reputation. If you say you are going to do something, follow through. No excuses.

Business Etiquette: How to Handle an Offensive Remark

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

While being on the receiving end of an insult can be jarring, if you're routinely around a person who dishes out cutting remarks, it pays to be prepared. Here are ten ways to respond the next time someone says something rude.

No, Thank You

Paula Conway | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Conway

I've come to realize that like any gift, a thank-you note is not about you, it's about the receiver. It's true that you should send one, but the thought behind it is what counts.

How Do You 'Lean In' When You Feel Unwelcome?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Small Business
Mark Goulston, M.D.

One thing I know for sure is that underneath most hostility, resentment or unwelcoming attitudes is fear.

Top 5 Ways To Annoy Your Co-Workers

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Most of us spend the majority of our time at work, interacting with dozens of people on a regular basis. And while a pleasant office can make the hour...

6 Ways To Beat The Post-Holiday Work Slump

Posted 01.03.2013 | Women

Katie Douthwaite | The Daily Muse When the champagne bottles have all been popped, the presents unwrapped, and the pull-out couch at your parents...

Makers Of Odor-Eliminating Underwear Surprised At Product's Popularity

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.12.2012 | Small Business

A product developed in Japan to help those with serious intestinal problems is seeing sales skyrocket thanks to another needy and, frankly, huge marke...

Katy Hall

eWise: Please Advise Yourself to Stop That

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 01.05.2013 | Technology

I'd like to know how to stop people from using the annoying "Please advise." It's used as a passive-aggressive way to drop the ball in the other p...

5 Ways 'Mad Men' Could Turn You Into The Worst Employee Ever

Posted 10.19.2012 | Small Business

Negotiating relations with your coworkers can be tough: Too-friendly? You may be seen as a flirt. Too cold, and then you're just a bad person. Subtle ...