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Office Party Etiquette for the Boss

Office Party Etiquette for the Boss

Career, Lifestyle
Much has been written about how to behave, how to avoid embarrassment and how to dress properly for male and female employees. Little consideration has been given to the CEO, boss or manager who finds himself or herself in a delicate situation at any office party, whatever the occasion.. Here are a few tips and rules to facilitate clear sailing with authority and dignity intact without being considered a stuffy shirt. Purpose of the Office Party Generally speaking, there are two occasions for an office party: one is seasonal, most notably Christmas and sometimes the New Year. The other is special occasions like retirement of an employee, anniversary of the boss, firm or a long time employee. Depending on the size of the company, there may be departmental parties as well as big on...
How To Set Up Home Office

How To Set Up Home Office

Home & Garden
For a long time, earning a decent living meant daily commutes to a 9-to-5 job. But these days, more and more workers are drawing paychecks without joining the rat race, opting instead to engage in a home-based business or occupation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans who worked at home rose by nearly two million, from about 9.5 million in 1999 to about 11.3 million in 2005. The figure is expected to rise, driven by the growth of the service and outsourcing sectors, availability of computers and laptops, access to broadband Internet, and technological advances. But while being one’s own boss has many benefits including personal freedom, savings in travel and clothing, and reduced stress, it is not for everyone. The feeling of isolation and lack of a regu...
Tips To Do Yoga At Office

Tips To Do Yoga At Office

Health
Yoga is one of the best things anyone can do for their body. It helps with flexibility, strength, posture and overall well-being. To get the most out of a yoga workout program, it is best to take a full hour class or set aside enough time at home to work a variety of poses. However, everyone who works for a living or has children to care for knows that an hour of free time may not always be possible. There are times when a workout has to be squeezed into the few empty time slots of the day. For those people with a serious lack of time, it is possible to sneak in a few yoga stretches during those down moments at the office. Yoga Breathing and Stretches at Work One of the easiest forms of yoga to do at work is abdominal breathing. Leaving the office chair is not a requirement. To d...
Avoid Stress in the Office with Fruit

Avoid Stress in the Office with Fruit

Health
Stress is one of the greatest contributors to a lack of employee motivation and engagement. If you are looking for cost-effective ways to improve productivity, look no further than fresh fruit to make a surprisingly big difference to your work environment. The Great Fruit Experiment Fresh fruit is an easy way to increase employee engagement while working to combat stress at the same time. Fruitful Office's "Great Fruit Experiment" found that fruit in the workplace led to an 11% increase in the number of staff agreeing that their company "enabled them to work more productively." But the numbers get even higher. An amazing 79% of staff said that fruit made them feel more valued as an employee – a hugely important factor in employee engagement and motivation. If you want to avoid...