10 Poor Office Habits You Need to Break

10 Poor Office Habits You Need to Break

 

1. Excessive noise making– Tapping your foot, clicking your pen, chewing your gum, humming, breathing loudly, slurping your soup… The list goes on and on.

Annoying Finding Nemo

 

 

2. Email “reply all” — Is it necessary? The first email may have been relevant to your whole group.. but your response might not need to be received by your other 35 coworkers….

Don't

 

 

3. Headphones— Your music is so loud that everyone in your office knows you’ve been listening to Sam Smith for 3 weeks straight.

Bob's Burgers Headphones

 


4. Keyboard smashing
— No need to pound the keys… no need.

Keyboard Pound

 

 

5. Personal hygiene practices— #1 Practice good hygiene. #2 Don’t try to improve your personal hygiene in the office. There is a time and place for finger nail filing, flossing, facial hair trimming, etc. The office is not that place.

Nail File

 


6. Jumping into a conversation-
– Again, we know it’s a small space.. but unless you have something valuable to add, don’t hop in.

Interrupting Something

 


7. Leaving a mess
— Don’t be that person. Put away your dishes, wipe your crumbs, throw away your trash, push in your chair.. leave things as you found them.

Spongebob Clean

 


8. Taking things that aren’t yours
— The coke in the fridge, the stapler in the copy room, the donut on your colleagues desk… If it isn’t yours.. don’t take it without permission.

Ross Turkey Sandwich

 


9. Being the office intercom
— It’s understood that if your office consists of a few cubicles in a big open space… your conversations will likely be overheard by your neighbors. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take care in reducing your call volume. Jane from accounts doesn’t need to hear about your abscess tooth drainage from last year and how it effected your emotional wellbeing.

Dexter's Lab Loud


10. Bringing in your personal life
— We all have our own issues, but know when and where to discuss them.

Feelings Mean Girls