If you’re petite and your office desk is too tall for you — enough that it’s causing you pain while you work — how much is your employer required to do to make your desk/chair setup more ergonomic? What if you work at a nonprofit? Reader A asks… I wonder if you could address what my work place is required to do … Read More about Petite Office Ergonomics (and: How Does Your Office Handle Ergonomics?)
We've had a lot of great discussions about office decor over the years, from our recent series with office decor inspiration from different decorating styles (Art Deco, preppy), as well as other discussions.
Some of our best discussions on BIG office decor choices:
- Decorating Office Walls: 3 Ways to Jazz it Up
- The Logistics of Decorating Your Office (aka, when should you bring the couch into the office)
- Office Decor: How Nice is TOO Nice?
- Tips for Better Ergonomics at the Office
And some of our discussions on smaller office decor choices:
- How to Make Your Office More Comfortable
- Essential Items to Keep at Your Work Desk
- Where to Get Cute Office Supplies
Our most recent stories are below!
If you could pick any office, which would you choose? What factors would help you choose the best office? Reader C wonders… I’m thrilled to have accepted a new job! I’m an attorney in my late 20s making a lateral move to a mid-size boutique firm after five years with my current shop. Of all … Read More about How to Choose the Best Office
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.
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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?