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Being a considerate Coworker

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, April 11, 2014, In : Workplace 

Most workers put a lot of thought and consideration into making sure clients, customers and vendors are pleased.  While being attentive to the needs of your external professional network is important, don’t forget to reserve some thoughtfulness for the people you share an office with every day.   Here are some tips to help you become a more considerate coworker:

Respect personal space.

It takes time to learn the personal boundaries of all of your coworkers, so show some courtesy by knoc...


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How To Party In the Office

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, December 27, 2013, In : Workplace 
The holidays are more than gift giving and sipping champagne, but about connecting with family, friends and coworkers.  Here are some helpful Do’s and Don’ts for any office party that you are thinking about hosting or attending for this or next holiday season.

DO: Establish a dress code

It may seem overly simple, and overly obvious, but establishing a dress code can help alleviate several mishaps. Depending upon the venue, a dress code will allow party attendees to feel comfortable in ...


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Tips for an Ecofriendly Office Move

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, November 22, 2013, In : Workplace 

We moved! As of last Thursday Watson Dwyer is happy to call suite 1300 our new home. The Watson Dwyer team settled into the new office last Friday. Overall the transition into our new suite ran smoothly and the team has been happily acclimating. Below are a few tips that the WD team found helpful before, during, and after the move.

Early Planning
Our move-in date was scheduled on a Thursday evening and we finished settling in on Friday; thus, allowing us to be fully operational on Monday mornin...


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4 Tips for Managing Work-Related Stress

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, November 1, 2013, In : Workplace 

Are you stressed out at work? More importantly, does your work stress creep into your life outside of work? You are definitely not alone. Most jobs come with some degree of stress, but the key is to find and utilize the right tools to manage your stress so you can get on with business and enjoy your life.

Here are four tips to keep your work stress from taking over:

1.    Keep it in perspective

To remember the bigger picture and keep your stress in perspective, keep track of successes and reco...


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How to Make Your Workday More Productive, Efficient, and Interesting

Posted by John Carroll on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : Workplace 
Consistently producing high-quality, error-free work is important, but sometimes the tedious nature of routines can take its toll on employees. Making your work day interesting and stimulating is a key factor in being able to produce quality work daily. Need new ways to stay motivated and focused? Maybe the tips below can help!

Pack a snack.

If you’re tired and need an energy boost, always pack a snack to give you more energy. Try to pack something different every day or week, so you have ...


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Creating a Team-Oriented Office

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, September 13, 2013, In : Workplace 

Whether you work in a large, corporate office or a small, family-owned business, it’s always important to encourage team collaboration and delegation. Working well with your team will help you learn a ton about your company, industry, and coworkers, which will make you a stronger employee. But just how can you encourage team collaboration without sacrificing your ability to work independently? Here are a few ways to do so:

Weekly Brainstorming Meetings

If your department has new project...


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Don’t Be These 4 Types of Employees

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, September 6, 2013, In : Workplace 

The workplace setting is a dynamic, ever-changing environment that brings a variety of personalities together. It’s important to remember how your attitude in the workplace affects your view as a reliable and affable coworker. Check out the short list below on some character tendencies to avoid that will make your day more productive, enjoyable, and efficient.

The Know-It-All, Do-It-All Type
No one can possibly know everything there is to know about a job or industry. The fascinating part a...


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Are You a Good Coworker?

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, August 23, 2013, In : Workplace 
Becoming an integral part of the workplace as a contract or direct hire employee isn’t always easy, and sometimes people find that they may not be getting as comfortable with their job as they thought they would. Outside factors can sometimes be the cause of this problem. Other times, however, it may be that you are indirectly making it harder on yourself by being closed-off or short with your coworkers. To avoid these mistakes, we’ve created a short list of ways to make your work relatio...
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