So you want to make your workspace look nice & professional—great! But where to start, beyond a framed diploma? Here are 3 tips for decorating office walls.
How to Be Productive When You Work in an Open Office
Readers, do you have any tips for how to work productively in an open office? What advice do you have for someone struggling to adjust to one? Reader K wonders how to be productive when you work in an open office… I’d love to hear your and readers thoughts about open office plans in the … Read More about How to Be Productive When You Work in an Open Office
How to Organize Your Office
Let’s talk about a subject near and dear to our hearts, ladies: how do you organize your office and your work (or otherwise get things done)? We’ve talked about cute office supplies, the best notebooks, planners, and office padfolios — as well as how to keep notes to CYA — but we haven’t talked about … Read More about How to Organize Your Office
Guest Post: The Top 5 Crimes in Office Décor
We’ve talked a lot about office decor on this blog — how to decorate your desk, how to liven up your office walls, what the logistics are for decorating your office, and how to know when your office decor is too nice — but we’ve never had a true expert weigh in. So today I’m … Read More about Guest Post: The Top 5 Crimes in Office Décor
Mirrors and the Office
Are mirrors too girly to have in your office? Which mirrors are best for the office? Reader A wonders… I am six-months into my first post-school job and am (as per your advice) slowly decorating my office. I’d really like to have a mirror in my office to check my makeup before meetings, etc. But, … Read More about Mirrors and the Office
How to Decorate Your Desk
How do YOU like to decorate your desk? Where is the line between “plain vanilla robot” and “crazed Cathy fan”? You covered desk essentials recently, but what I’ve really been wondering is: How do you “decorate” a desk? Where do you draw the line between professional and tacky? I’m a young (25) legal professional working … Read More about How to Decorate Your Desk
How to Set Up a Mobile Office
What do you do if you don’t have a specific desk or workspace every day, and instead have to carry everything you need for work with you? How do you set up a mobile office, or deal with a “hot desking” situation? I’ve had a few questions about this recently, so let’s discuss. First, Reader … Read More about How to Set Up a Mobile Office
When to Accommodate Co-Workers
When should you accommodate coworkers to be a “team player” — and when should you hold your ground to avoid looking weak? Reader K wonders, particularly whether she should give up her window: I have an office etiquette question. I’m a lawyer in the public sector and we were recently told that we’re going to … Read More about When to Accommodate Co-Workers
The Logistics of Decorating Your Office
Ever worked in a single office that had space for a teeny couch and then wondered: what is the business etiquette around bringing a couch to the office? Here are our best tips on the logistics of decorating your office…
Is the Best Office BIG or Well-Located?
Reader B writes with a great question: should she leave her well-located office and move to a bigger one down the hall? There is a large office that has been vacant in our firm for 9 months or so (another associate was let go). I have a small office, but I like the location of … Read More about Is the Best Office BIG or Well-Located?
Office Decor: How Nice is Too Nice?
How nice is “too nice” — can you go too far personalizing an office? Let’s discuss.
The Messy Office
Messy office… messy mind? Here’s how to know if your office has crossed the line into unprofessional mess…