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Nixing ‘Running This Up the Flagpole’ — How to Avoid Overusing Business Jargon

listeningWant to hit the ball out of the park after you run a big idea up the food chain? Or how about the flagpole?

According to a new Accountemps survey, managers were asked about the most annoying or overused phrase or buzzwords in the office.

Here are their top responses… Read more

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Iced Coffee Kegs Cool Off Buzzfeed & Gawker Offices

coffee cupWant a morning cup of Joe? According to The New York Post, you can get that cup from a keg. Check that — a cup of iced coffee from a keg.

This is the brainchild of three brothers. David, Adam and Noah Belanich originally sold their concoction from a food truck and then expanded to businesses by delivering artisan coffee grounds, tea and 5-gallon kegs filled with concentrated cold-brew coffee. Once their coffee caught on, they eventually sold their food truck to set up a brick-and-mortar business by bringing coffee directly into offices.

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Research Dives into ‘Strategic Flirtation’ in the Workplace

According to a new study, when a work environment is deemed as masculine, more flirting ensues compared to a feminine environment described by sympathy, warmth and sensitivity.

Researchers from Oklahoma State University, the University of Utah, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst surveyed 281 female attorneys at 8 different lawfirms in the southeast. Read more

Five Highly Annoying Habits of Co-Workers

Part of the fun of the info we’re about to share with you relates to office dynamics. That is, what highly annoying habits of your colleagues completely irk you?

We’re about to find out.

Here’s the kicker: You may read the variety of annoyances thinking about someone specifically while simultaneously disregarding yourself. Although it’s easy to nod in agreement and chuckle at some of the following bullets, let’s just say we’re doing a public service announcement in case you fall into any of the categories.

But that’s okay because really we know you don’t do any of the following office faux pas. Ever.  Read more