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Work From Anywhere and Be Productive

Even if you work primarily from a traditional office, you may find yourself occasionally working from the kitchen table or on the road. Sarah Kessler over at Mashable Business asked people who work from home, from coworking spaces, in coffee shops, on the road and...

Lunch in the Office

If you have ever worked in an office, you probably know what it is like to sit through the unpleasant aroma of someone’s heated up lunch.  According to the American Dietetic Assn., as many as 83 percent of people regularly eat lunch at their desks,...

The Perfect Response for Difficult Situations

Do you have a hard time knowing what to say in difficult situations? Sometimes it is hard to think on your feet and handle difficult individuals. I was elated to find some advice from Sam Horton over at Women’s Media. She has some great tips...

Cubicle Feng Shui

Have you ever wondered if good Feng Shui could exist in an office cubicle?  According to Ann Bingley Gallops of Open Spaces Feng Shui, it absolutely can.  In fact, according to Gallups creating good Feng Shui in your cube can be the key to helping...

A Good Laugh at Work

Laughter and humor are an important part of the workplace. Benefits of laughing at work include improved productivity, creativity, teamwork, communication, stress relief, job satisfaction, and employee retention.   Laughter stimulates the release of endorphins, which are your body’s natural relaxants. A good laugh increases productivity,...

Boost Your Summer Productivity in the Office

Does the excitement and distractions of summer curb your productivity? If so, you are not alone. Many of us find ourselves staring out the office window daydreaming of a day at the beach (or really anywhere but the office). Here are some tips from career...

Tips for Working Moms

As a working mom it gets hectic juggling work and family responsibilities.  A recent survey from Care.com reveals the benefits of being a working mom.  According to the survey, 78 percent of working moms say they enjoy being a working parent. The survey, which polled...

Workplace Friendship

It’s natural to forge friendships with your co-workers.  After all, look at how much time you spend together!  Friendship in the workplace can be a very delicate matter for that very reason.  If you should have a feud with a friend (who also happens to...

Green Cleaning to Improve Indoor Air Quality

We know that clean outdoor air makes people feel happy and energetic.  Unfortunately, most people spend the majority of their time indoors, where air quality can be poor, which tends to make them sluggish and can negatively impact performance.  Additionally, stagnant winter indoor air accumulates...

Packing Up Your Office or Cubicle

When moving to a new space, most companies require that employees pack up their own office or cubicle space, including desk, filing cabinet and personal items. Use these tips from Diane Schmidt, expert mover at about.com, to prepare for a move so when the day...