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Four Habits of Happy Office People

charityThis piece on Inc. put a spring in our step! While you can’t account for your colleagues’ behavior when they’re in bad moods, you can account for your own.

Considering you’ll frequently get back what you give, imagine smiling at someone as you walk down the hall instead of scowling at them.

Per the piece, here are a few ways to boost that happiness quotient at work. Read more

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Calling All Freelancers! New Site Connects Independent Contractors With Available Desks

video interviewIf you are working from home right now, you’re not alone. Well, technically you are alone but countless freelancers are doing it, too. How about a coffee shop? The local library? Our options are endless but when it comes to finding coworking space in an actual office, things can get expensive.

According to a piece by The New York Post, a new site has launched to connect freelancers with open desks. Consider deskcamping like Airbnb for freelance folks. It was launched in December and offers something a bit more unique for freelancers. Instead of having to rent office space by the month, the site lets companies rent free desks by the week or even by the day. Read more

Moving From a Swanky Corner Office Into a Cubicle: Do You Have a Right to Complain?

cubiclesWhen we read this piece in today’s New York Post, we half-heartedly nodded our heads in agreement. A reader is concerned about moving from a windowed office into a cubicle.

She or he writes, “I hate it. I can’t concentrate with all the noise and activity and my productivity is going to suffer.”

Although the disgruntled employee is concerned this isn’t the environment they signed up for when accepting the job, he or she wants to claim that work conditions have changed. Better yet – the reader wants to negotiate unemployment benefits.

We feel some empathy to the employee. After all, we’ve been in situations where we’ve moved from swanky corporate real estate into a cubicle and it greatly reduced our productivity.

But to take it so far to ask about claiming unemployment? Really?! Read more

Five Reasons to Delete Cubicles & Build the Case for Telecommuting

work from homeWhen we read this piece on Forbes, we nodded in agreement.

After all, what could be more comfortable and enticing than working from your home? No commute, no fluorescent lighting, no office distractions.

When it comes to deleting cubicles and working from home, there are a few compelling reasons.

1. A more attractive workplace. In the piece, Chess Media Group conducted a study and realized that 90 percent of workers felt an organization offering flexible work arrangements is more enticing than an organization that doesn’t offer this environment. It seems for companies to be competitive with attracting and keeping talent (ahem, you), they should at least provide the option. Read more

Four Things to Do Before the End of Every Work Day

Per a piece on Forbes, there are several things to do at the end of every work day. And in the spirit of another Monday coming to a close, here we go:

1. Review your to-do list. Go ahead and evaluate it. Per the piece, Anita Attridge, career and executive coach with the Five O’Clock Club pointed out,  “If you aren’t satisfied with where you are, plan what you need to do and when you will do it so you don’t get further behind.”

Plus, if there’s something quick on the list that you can easily do on the list to knock it off the to-do’s, go ahead and do it before you leave. Read more