Topic: coffee break

Office Ick: Break Rooms Are The Center Of Germs In The Workplace

Office Ick: Break Rooms Are The Center Of Germs In The Workplace

Every day for three years, I walked into my building carrying my purse and a lunch. Maybe I had my laptop or a couple reports I had taken home. I deposited the majority of my junk on my desk, probably switched on my computer and then took my lunch over to the kitchen. That’s where I would waste approximately a half hour talking to my favorite salesman and grabbing my first cup of tea for the day. And apparently, that’s where I would come into contact with more germs and bacteria than in any other part of my office.

Yea, that thought ruins those memories just a bit. More »

10 Sure-Fire Ways To Destroy Office Morale

10 Sure-Fire Ways To Destroy Office Morale

As the US economy improves, it’s likely that employee morale will improve with it. When people feel secure in their jobs, when resources aren’t as scarce, and when workers sense they have other options if their current job doesn’t work out, they tend to feel happier at work. If you’re the kind of boss who wants to keep office morale down in the dumps, the gradual improvement of the economy is worrisome. If you’re looking for sure-fire ways to keep employees feeling horrible about their jobs and resentful of you, read on for 10 invaluable tips. (If for some reason that’s not your thing, think of this as a what-not-to-do list.) More »