The power of a professional thank-you note

  • October 18, 2019

If professional thank-you notes are not a part of how you operate, you’re missing out on a simple way to connect with others—and enhance your own life.

Business etiquette best practices

  • July 17, 2019

In today’s casual society, staff still need to learn proper protocol and business etiquette. Here are some important guidelines to get you started.

What are the politics behind your job title?

  • March 04, 2019

Q: “Our new Executive Director wants to change my job title from ‘communications director’ to ‘communications manager.’ I don’t believe the title of...

The etiquette of calling out sick

  • January 23, 2019

Question: "This might sound kind of absurd, but one thing I've never done well is call out sick—by which I mean actually getting through the call convincingly! Maybe...

Protect workers from summer heat hazards

  • July 05, 2018

Summer has arrived with a vengeance over much of the United States, with high temperatures in the 90s for days at a time. That means employees who work outdoors or in...

To connect, stop being a one-upper

  • June 29, 2018

Resist the urge to compete with people you are meeting for the first time—and focus on connecting with them instead. Here’s how.

Headphone etiquette at work

  • June 14, 2018

Wearing headphones at work is a great way to cut out noise and distractions so you can focus on the task at hand. Follow these tips to wear them without hurting...

What to say to pregnant co-workers

  • June 11, 2018

Do you have a pregnant co-worker or employee? Here’s a list of things you should—and shouldn’t—say during those nine, often difficult months.

3 communication faux pas

  • April 18, 2018

Everybody has at least one co-worker whose behavior grates their nerves. Make sure that you aren’t the one annoying others by avoiding these three seemingly innocent...

Should you curse at work?

  • April 04, 2018

Jim O’Connor, author of CUSS CONTROL: The Complete Book on How to Curb Your Cursing, says “No,” despite research and reports that state the contrary. Here’s why

A polite way to exit meetings early

  • March 12, 2018

While you should do your best to avoid leaving a meeting early, sometimes you just can help it, when higher-priority commitments overlap with the meeting time. If you...

Calling a time-out on the real March Madness

  • March 12, 2018

Working professionals surveyed for a recent OfficeTeam poll said they spend an average of 25.5 minutes per day on sports-related activities in the office during the...