New in the Office? 5 Actionable Ways to Gain Respect of Co-Workers

Contributed by Audrey Robinson

Starting a new job is always a little daunting. You wonder whether you will like your new office, whether you’ll learn to do the job quickly and whether you’ll get along with your co-workers.

The latter point can be a place where new hires often go wrong. They want to be best buddies with their colleagues from the get go, not realising that gaining their respect is of much greater importance.

If you’re new in the office, here are five actionable ways to gain the respect of your co-workers:
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Interesting and Useful Office Accessories

We spend a lot of time in our offices and at our desks, that’s just a fact. That’s why there’s a trend all over the world for people to enrich their work environment with their own custom accessories which will help them feel more relaxed and hopefully be more productive.

Some of these things are meant to directly help productivity, whereas others are there to personalize and humanize the workplace. As for me, I’ve got an assortment of Lego and similar figurines all over my desk.
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7 Home Office Design Tips

Guest post contributed by Tony Solomon

One of the perks of having a home office is that you get to decorate it the way you want. Whether it is to create a cozy atmosphere or a professional work environment, or maybe a creative space for brainstorming. There are no limitations as to how you define this space. It should reflect your own image or brand, but ultimately be a place where you feel comfortable and most productive. Without further ado, here are seven tips on how to design your own home office.
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