Maybe you’re one of those gadget crazy characters who waited online overnight when iPads were first released because you simply had to be among the first to have it. Maybe you finally jumped on the bandwagon when the iPad 2 hit stores two months ago. Does it really matter? You have an iPad, and according to those who believe the face of Steve Jobs should be on Mt. Rushmore, that makes you the coolest person in your office by default.
Co-workers hover over your shoulder and get the chills as you maximize, minimize, scroll and tap away at that touchscreen keyboard like it’s nobody’s business. Chatter at the water cooler is dominated by the new apps you just downloaded. You can even spin your iPad on your finger like a basketball. Yeah, you got game and everyone knows it. Now it’s time to raise your game – if you think you can handle it. Read More
It’s the one thing at your office that gets more use than anything else. If you actually tally up the hours per week, it’s not even close to anything else. Yours could probably use a serious upgrade, but when the powers-that-be decide what investments to make in the office, this is always last in line. Yours is probably at least 10 years old, a hand-me-down from the person who occupied your desk or office before you. The fact that you have to suffer with this dinosaur day after day, month after month, year after year, is a pain in the rear end. Literally. Read More
Mom made you do things as a child on a daily basis that you still do (or try to do) today: Sit up straight. Chew with your mouth closed. Look both ways before you cross the street. Use the magic word. Eat your vegetables. Brush your teeth before you go to bed. She taught us values: Honesty is the best policy. Practice makes perfect. If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Sometimes, mom would have to kick it up a notch to make her point: If you keep crossing your eyes, they’ll freeze that way! Don’t make me come over there! Do you live in a barn? You just wait until your father gets home!
The lessons we learned from mom can be applied to just about any aspect of our lives, including our professional lives – more specifically, our workspace. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are three important “momisms” that can help you become more organized at work. Read More