What do corporate offices like Google, Boeing, Target, and heck, even Baudville have in common? Other than the obvious similarity… a whole lot of awesome, every single one of these offices is home to at least one loud chewer, incessant throat-clearer, or chronic foot tapper. When you’re spending over 40 hours a week with the same exact people it can be next to impossible to find everyone’s eccentricities charming. Nervous that your coworkers find your quirky routines a little less than endearing? Check out the list below to see if you’re committing some of the most heinous office habits…and stop them immediately.
1) Chewing Loudly – No matter how good that leftover lasagna tastes, no one wants to hear your lips smacking from across the room.
2) Eating Pungent Foods at your desk - Oh, you had chicken curry for dinner last night? Greeeeattt....
3) Constantly asking if it’s 5:00 yet – No, it’s not. Keep working.
4) Refusing to respond to emails – Your peeps know you’re in the office. Don’t hinder their productivity simply because you struggle with communication.
5) You steal from the office fridge – “Oh, is that why your name was on that to-go box?”
6) You interrupt – People care exponentially less about what you have to say, when you can’t even wait until the end of their sentence to say it.
7) Coming into the office when you’re sick and then whining about it all day long - A. Please don’t infect your entire department. B. Go have a pity party for yourself at home.
8) Constantly talking about your children – They’re truly adorable, but potty stories get old very quickly.
9) Leaving a mess in the company kitchen – Don’t be that person who leaves the microwave in shambles and the countertops covered in sticky sauce.
10) Grooming yourself at your desk – Please no nail-biting, toe clipping or (heaven forbid) flossing at your desk.
Are you guilty of one or more of these habits? Chances are, you're striking the nerves of some of your team members. Try to be conscious of how your behavior affects the productivity of others, and everyone will be much happier!
Abby moved to the great state of Michigan and joined the Baudville team as the Digital Marketing Coordinator in 2016. An admitted social media fanatic and grammar-lover, she's excited to play to her strengths by contributing to Baudville's blog, social media channels and e-marketing efforts.