By: Audrey Thomas
Workplace etiquette isn’t just for offices with doors and windows! Here are four guidelines for cubicles or open-concept spaces.
- No More Prairie Dogs. It may be tempting to pop up over a wall to talk to a cubemate, but it might also scare them and break their concentration. Try using the entrance to their cubicle instead.
- Consider Your Volume. Sound carries in open offices. Remember this for your voice volume, your music (headphones are your friend), and your use of speakerphone (don’t!).
- Plan Your Lunch Menu. Some foods are stinkier than others, and if you’re eating lunch in a cubicle, that aroma isn’t staying in your space. Leave pungent odors outside the office—or at the very least, keep it to the break room. Your colleagues will appreciate it!
- When Gas Strikes. Speaking of odors, gas pains are part of life, but you don’t have to share that pain with others. Use the restroom for relief and keep a product like Gas-X handy.
Take these lighthearted suggestions to heart—and share them around the office for a happier office environment!