If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Diane submitted. She has recently worked with a co-worker on a group project. When it came time to present the project at a meeting, Diane let her co-worker present. While it went great, the co-worker proceed to take credit for nearly all of Diane's work. Frustrating to say the least!
Today’s Work It Daily Challenge is to talk with a co-worker for five minutes. Whether you’re a new employee or you’ve worked at the same company for 20 years, it’s important to build good relationships with your co-workers. Think about it, you spend most of your time with your co-workers. Wouldn’t it be nice to know something about them? Or have something to talk to them about? Plus, when you take time to develop relationships at work, you’ll build friendships, work more effectively with each other, have more meaningful conversations, and just have more fun at work each day. If you’re just going into work, putting your head down, and leaving right at 5pm without really speaking with people, it’s going to make your work life less enjoyable. So, talk with a co-worker for at least five minutes today. Even if you just talk about the weather, make an effort to chat about something non-work related. Not sure what to talk about? Here are a few easy conversation starters:
Every manager wants to ensure that their office is running as efficiently as possible. For the most part, how productive any given company is comes down to the work ethic and abilities of the managers, and the individual employees themselves. However, there are a variety of programs, tools, and technological applications out there that can boost your office productivity and the efficiency of each individual. Related: 7 Ways To Stay Productive At Work Below we have listed four of the best tools that will improve office efficiency:
Many people in the UK are self-employed purely by choice, while others tend to prefer working in the comfort of their own home despite having the opportunity to work among colleagues in an office environment. Related: How To Improve Office Relationships While working from home can be extremely beneficial when it comes to travel expenses, planning your own time, working to your own agenda, and so on, there are many aspects of working in an office that can’t be mirrored if you’re at home all the time. Here are a few benefits of working in an office environment instead of spending most of your day at home: