Topic: office environment

7 Annoying Tips For Making Working From Home Just Like Your Actual Job

7 Annoying Tips For Making Working From Home Just Like Your Actual Job

Though Wall Street is back at work today, they were home yesterday and the day before. And for those of you that are still at home, waiting out the storm, you may be getting a bad case of cabin fever. On Monday we gave you some tips on how to work from home but now we want to help you so you really feel like you are at the office. Whether you know it or not, you may actually miss being in an office. That is why we stole a few tips from our friends over at New York Magazineon how to make your home environment more like your work environment. More »

10 Things Creatives Are Scared Of At Work

10 Things Creatives Are Scared Of At Work

Most people’s phobias usually include heights, animals or some type of creepy crawler. For creatives, phobias take on a whole different meaning. These people are usually eccentric in some way, and the fears they have are no different. According to an infographic put together by Column Five, the writers, advertising gurus and graphic designers in your office are afraid of unconventional things like cubicles, Microsoft Excel and the “helicopter boss.” More »

9 Ways To Prevent An Office Culture Clash

9 Ways To Prevent An Office Culture Clash

A few weeks ago we wrote about shoes you probably shouldn’t wear in most offices. One commenter said that many of these shoes Grindstone contributor Kelsey Ehlert listed would be perfectly acceptable in her L.A. office. But she said, “Maybe LA is just less stuffy than the rest of the country…I may or may not be screwed when I move to NYC.” This woman is speaking of the potential office culture clash that translates into a very rough transition for new employees. Whether it is moving from a huge corporation to a tiny startup or from North Carolina to South Carolina, you are inevitably going to have to deal with adapting to a whole new kind of environment. We talked to some experts about the best way to integrate yourself into a new office to prevent a major culture clash.
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