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Fall Holidays at the Office

Fall is in the air…  Leaves are changing colors, mornings are cool and crisp, and it gets dark a little earlier each evening.  This is a great time to start planning how your office will celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving and all of the traditional holidays. Why...

Finding Balance in Work – Life

Do you ever wonder how to do it all?  As a working mom, I am always trying to find that perfect balance in work and life.  One of my favorite bloggers, Gabrielle Blair (aka Design Mom), offers some excellent advice by sharing thoughts that have...

Common Business Phrases – What They Really Mean

For a little Friday afternoon fun, I thought I would pass along something that gave me a good laugh!  I found a list of common office terms and what they really mean on www.bored.com. I’m sure we can all relate to a handful of these...

Stay Focused on Your Project

Do you have a difficult time keeping your mind focused on one project? If you are like many, you find yourself procrastinating or maybe you are suffering from information overload.   Here are a few tips to help you gain control of your focus so that you...

Is Your Workplace Killing You?

Are we not all guilty of saying “my job is killing me” at some point of our careers?  Well, according to a new study, your complaining may hold some scientific truth!   A 20 year study, conducted by researchers at Tel Aviv University, examined the relationship between...

Impress Your Boss

We all have different reasons for wanting to impress our boss at work.  It may be for a pay raise, a promotion, a good reference, a bigger cubicle or just to avoid a pink slip.  Ali Hale over at Dumblittleman.com offers ten ideas that are simple,...

Working from Home – How to Adjust

    I have had the opportunity to work from my home office for the past two years.  At times it has been a challenge to adjust my schedule, stay motivated and still feel like I am a part of the corporate big picture.  Since so many...

Managing Interruptions

  Do you feel like interruptions are constantly holding you back at work?  Distractions aren’t always your fault, but if you frequently struggle to make headway on important tasks due to phone calls, passing co-workers, email, texting, and other various distractions, it’s possible that you are...

Write Better To Do Lists

I’m a big To Do List writer.  You can find my list of things I need to do on yellow sticky notes all over my office cubicle. Primarily, I write things down because I am forgetful.  You know out of sight out of mind!  However,...

Benching Systems

Decades ago, office workers sat in rows of neatly lined desks with no dividers between them.  In the interest of increasing productivity, promoting health and wellness and improving working conditions for mid-level workers, the concept of  a cubicle came into being in the late 1960’s. ...