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Four Ways to Step Up your Out of Office Game

Why be boring when you can write out of office messages that show appreciation, promote, educate and entertain.
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Do you suffer from IDS – Irritable Desk Syndrome?

Researchers at NEC-Mitsubishi, questioned 2,000 office workers and found many to be suffering from "Irritable Desk Syndrome" (IDS). It was so named after the survey discovered that 40% said they were "infuriated by too much clutter and paper on their desks but could not be bothered to do anything about it."
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5 ways to email yourself out of a job

Most email mistakes seem like no-brainers after the fact, but these five email blunders are not so obvious:
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Keep office rudeness from spreading like a virus

Psychologists today are likening workplace rudeness to a nasty germ. Here's how you can keep it from spreading:
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Political talk at work: could you be fired?

Statistically speaking, you’re 46 percent guaranteed to be involved in a political discussion at work during this campaign season, regardless of how hard you try to avoid it. If you’re one of the participants in a confrontational exchange, could it get you fired? Yes. Read more:
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Red light, green light: control interruptions

You are an intelligent, capable, social human being. You understand the need for office connectivity and communication. But can that impede your productivity? Find out how out how to create a balance:
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Boring Staff Meetings? Try these approaches!

Staff meetings, like any tool, can be misused or become antiquated, so let’s examine our idea of what meetings could be. Read more:
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How to put a “Devil’s Advocate” mindset to work for your team

There’s usually one self-proclaimed “Devil’s Advocate” in any work team of five or more. You know the one – the person who shoots down nearly every suggestion with the idea-killing bullet “but”. Why, then, would you purposefully incorporate a Devil’s Advocate filter into your product development process? Here's why:
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Work with a scoundrel?

I once had a colleague who was morally bankrupt. This sales VP over-promised results his staff could not deliver or support. When a key sale… more...
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