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
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to make your office smell nice; we’ve also updated links below. What are your best tips on how to make your office smell nice — without offending any of your coworkers or clients? Reader P asks a great question about de-smelling tips for her office: … Read More about How to Make Your Office Smell Nice Without Annoying Your Coworkers
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…
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?
How nice is “too nice” — can you go too far personalizing an office? Let’s discuss.
Messy office… messy mind? Here’s how to know if your office has crossed the line into unprofessional mess…
2017 Update: We still think this is a great discussion of the best notebooks, but you may also want to check out our latest discussion on our favorite office supplies. When we talked about the best pens a few weeks ago (which I’m still in the process of trying out — many of the ones mentioned … Read More about Open Thread: The Best Notebooks
While manila folders are great for most things, every so often I like to buy a pack of brightly colored, festive folders — I usually use them for a project that I’m constantly pulling out the folder, or for personal paperwork (healthcare fun, paycheck stubs, etc.), or more. The result is that I can immediately … Read More about Coffee Break – Catherine Collection File Folders
Thinking about livening up your office walls? Here are six easy ways to make an impact.
2018 Update: We still think this is a fascinating discussion of how to have a comfortable and pain-free office — but you may want to check out our more recent discussion on how to get better ergonomics at the office. Here’s something we’re curious about: How many of you have picked out your own desk … Read More about Open Thread: A Comfortable and Pain-Free Office…
2017 Update: We’ve updated links below, but come check out our more recent discussion of 9 ways to use a wrap at the office! We were thinking last week of the multitude of uses for the wrap, of which every woman should buy one or two to keep at the office. (Pictured: Made to order fabric … Read More about Tool of the Trade: The Wrap
2017 Update: I’m still using some of these Divoga binders (what, is that weird?) but you may also want to check out our most recent discussion of the best places to get cute office decor since a lot of these are sold out! No doubt, your employer provides you with plenty of office supplies. Manilla folders … Read More about Tools of the Trade: Cute Office Supplies