9 Things That Happen in Every Office

9 Things That Happen in Every Office

Offices are funny places, aren’t they? A menagerie of many different personalities, work ethics and standards on what makes a socially acceptable meal to cook in the microwave. We’re looking at you, Bob. Put the mackerel away.

If you’ve ever worked in an office, you’ll know these nine things are true.

1. Everyone Gegs in on Your Diet

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You’ve noticed an increase in the number of snacks around the office and are convinced Sandra from accounts is secretly trying to taunt you.

Your work besties are all trying their best to support you, though. They’ve championed your dedication to soup and carrot sticks. It’s all fun and games until you realise they’ve all been sneaking to the kitchen to eat biscuits.

2. You Never Get That Room You Booked on Time

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No matter how hard you try, that meeting room is never available when you need it. You’d usually stand awkwardly within view to try and guilt-trip the culprit out, but it’s been 15 minutes now and you just look weird.

3. There is Never Enough Milk

Mmm. This milk-less tea is delicious.

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Where does it all go? Is there a black hole created specifically for dairy produce?

4. Time is a Mystery

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3 pm on a weekend? Why, it’s the middle of the day, let’s do all the things!

3 pm at work? Naptime.

5. You Have a BA Hons in Procrastination

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You’re highly skilled in the art of doing 20 minutes of work in 8 hours and 8 hours of work in 20 minutes. All that work you needed to do on Friday you said you’d do on Monday.

It’s now Monday and you’re busy thinking about how many sloths you could fit in the bin by the door, you’ve made a secret handshake with yourself and have now created a spreadsheet ranking all your favourite dog breeds.

6. There is no Need for Verbal Communication

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It is completely normal for you to have entire conversations with people a mere five feet away via Slack. No time to talk, plenty of time to type. It’s also easier to show them all of the memes this way. Productivity!

7. You Could Happily Marry Your Lunch Break

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Ah, lunch. The most glorious time of the day. You love to say hello but hate to say goodbye. Sometimes it all gets a bit too much and you eat everything you’ve brought in by 10 am.

It all becomes particularly exciting when it’s the day after payday and you can hear the faint calls of “Deliveroo” coming from your corner of the office.

8. You Get Very Invested in Work Gossip

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You’ve no idea who any of it’s about, but you’re happy to get involved regardless. After offering up your skills in Facebook stalking, you are currently going through Denise’s brother’s girlfriend’s profile with a fine-toothed comb.

9. (Other People’s) Birthdays are the Highlight of Your Week

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Why thank you, a man from IT with whom I have never spoken, I would love some of your birthday cake. Here is your card that we all signed. You’ll see that I haven’t addressed you by name, and that is because I forgot it. Happy birthday.

Want to try and stop putting off every task that comes your way and work more productively? Well, look no further than our guide to boosting your career productivity.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Career Productivity

The party season is over and it’s time to get back to work. Now, if your anything like us and January is not the driest month of the year or you’ve avoided joining the gym because it’s “always busy” come January 1, then you’re probably searching around looking for a New Year’s resolution to forget about in a week or two.

Maybe if you were more productive you would have found one by now.

Easier said than done we know, but that’s why we’ve put together a selection of handy pointers on how to increase your productivity in 2019.

Keep Your Workspace Clean

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Are you a hoarder or maybe an untidy worker? Then it may be time to tidy your workspace and start anew in 2019.

It doesn’t take long to clean your desk and, by doing so, you’ll boost your productiveness as you won’t be wasting time searching for a scrap piece of paper that was on your desk but is now somehow lost to the rubbish dump you call a workspace.

Simply by knowing where things are keeps you on top of your game.

Ensure You Work for Someone who Inspires You

Our mindset determines how we approach work. Productivity tends to blossom when you work for someone who inspires you.

Here at Signature Living we work for Lawrence Kenwright, a chairman who inspires us to be more productive every day.

Working for Lawrence, or anyone else who inspires you, is a sure way to boost your productivity and embolden you to work hard.

Update Your Resume

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Whether or not you’re in the market for a new career, January is the ideal time to update your resume. Updating your curriculum vitae enables you to not only browse the job market, but also to evaluate and remind yourself of your achievements thus far.

Nothing boosts productivity more than a boost in your morale thus emboldening your go get it demeanour.

Leave Your Phone at Home

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Let’s be honest, if your phone wasn’t constantly vibrating from the steady spew of notifications, you’d be able to focus more and be more productive.

Boosting your productivity doesn’t mean head down, blinkers on, madly working until you burnout. It means connecting with people, networking and making new contacts.

Leaving your mobile phone at home may be somewhat of an overstatement but locking it away on occasion could improve your output.

So, the next time you can’t find your phone don’t panic, it may be a good thing.

Work Harder and Smarter

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The proverb goes: “work smarter not harder,” but why can’t you do both?

By working smarter, be it adhering to a routine, stopping procrastinating or communicating clearer, you’ll have more time to work harder thus boosting your productivity.

It doesn’t have to be an either or choice, you can both work extremely hard and cunningly smart while at work.

Meditate

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Again, meditating may be somewhat of an overstatement but unwinding in the wake of work is imperative so that you can be more productive.

The issue of unplugging is particularly relevant in the working world as technology has made it easier to bring your problems home.

So, unwind, read a book, meditate and prepare yourself for a productive day ahead.

A Career with Signature Living

If your looking for a career change and you think Signature Living may be right for you, make sure you don’t miss our latest job vacancies in Liverpool over on our jobs page.

Also, why don’t you check out our blog which gives the lowdown on a week working at Signature.

To enquire further about our latest networking events or co-working space, you can get in touch on 0151 588 0017.