September 28th, 2009 by Jurga Galvan
A recent survey carried out by an internet service provider Lumison shows that nearly 70 per cent of office workers engage in less face-to-face communication compared with 2004.
The survey revealed that advanced technology and easy access to instant messaging, mobile phone or email widely used in the workplace are reducing the direct interaction between colleagues.
Interestingly, when it came down to giving negative news, nearly 95 per cent of respondents preferred doing it face-to-face.
March 30th, 2009 by Jurga Galvan
You’ve made your packed lunch, check.
You’ve brought it to work and put it in the office fridge, check.
Lunchtime rolls around and you go to enjoy your sandwich, check, er hang on, it’s gone! Not a crumb in sight, not one morsel of your lovingly prepared lunch. Just remember you are not alone in this predicament! Offices around the world are plagued by the office lunch bandit, the sneaky fridge thief himself.
So what can be done to combat this midday pilferer? Fingerprint activated lunch boxes? Lasers, alarm systems, mousetraps? Well a canny soul has come up with this Anti-Theft Lunch Bag. (more…)
October 31st, 2008 by Jurga Galvan
Gift giving in an office environment may be an enjoyable experience for the employees, but it isn’t as effortless as it seems. There are several gift giving etiquette points, as giving business gifts to your clients, partners and employees is completely different from choosing a gift for your partner or a relative. With Christmas virtually on our doorstep, it’s worth remembering a few rules.
Find out the Company Policy regarding business gifts. Some companies have strict policies on the acceptance of corporate gifts, so do a little bit of research before you purchase or accept a gift. The gift should not be perceived as a form of bribery. In some cases organisations and businesses have a limit on the value of the gift that can be accepted.
Do not give an inappropriate gift. By that we mean extremely personal gifts, items showing your affection for the colleague, very expensive or extravagant gifts, such as designer clothing, shoes or high-priced gadgets.
December 12th, 2007 by Jurga Galvan
You’ve had enough and you are leaving. If you think the ‘Farewell’ card will be the last thing to remind you of your previous colleagues, think again.
As a recent survey claims, almost half of us (approximately 43%) will end up working with an ex-colleague at some point in the future. It turns out that burning bridges may not be that wise after all.
November 22nd, 2007 by Jurga Galvan
Has the invitation to the office Christmas party been warming your pocket for weeks yet you’re still in doubt as to what to expect from this event and how to prepare for it? Office Connection is here to help! We’ve compiled a few pointers – things to do before and things to avoid during the party.