Thursday, November 08, 2007

Workplace related Sevens

I got these from the November issue of Readers' Digest and thought they were interesting. While I'm not sure how applicable they are to the Filipino workplace, I thought it would be good to share the tips anyway.

7 Rules to live by when using your work computer

Know your company's computer use policy and comply with it.

Assume that you're being monitored and behave accordingly.

Never bad-mouth your company online.

Don't use personal email accounts or post to a blog.

Avoid transmitting any message that could embarrass you or others if made public

Don't think instant messaging is less permanent than email.

When surfing the Web, never click on something flagged NSFW (not safe for work).

I only know of two or three companies that monitor the online habits of their staff. The article this list came with cited examples of people getting fired for their seemingly "harmless" activity. It's a fun read. While Filipino bosses are generally more tolerant, it's always a good idea to be safe and informed.

The ironic thing about this is that half of the people who will read this post will be doing so at work. LOL.

Okay, onto the next seven. Well, seven days to be exact. It's from the RDYou section of the same issue. The title of the article is "Which is the best day..." and relays which days are most suitable for which office activity.

Monday - Delegating, organizing, and setting goals

Tuesday - Online job hunting

Wednesday - Brainstorming sessions and projection of future plans

Thursday - Ask co-workers for things, ask for a raise

Friday - Confrontation of colleagues with grievances, be more cautious

weekend - well... rest.

That said, I will wait for Tuesday to resume looking for a job.

Note: Above are merely key points in the RD articles they came from. I suggest you read the actual article from the magazine. ^_^

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