In a way, a company Christmas party is a reward for employees’ efforts at their jobs throughout the year. But for some people, it’s also a dangerous event—one where they become “famous” at the company. If you’ve got a Christmas party coming up, make sure that none of these 10 sentences ever leave your lips.
Water with fresh mint or, say, pastries adorned in chopped chives. Herb gardens aren’t just a rural weekend pastime. They’re for office workers too. Companies worldwide have started setting up their own herb gardens. But how do you grow these plants, and what’s the right way to take care of them?
Coffee comes first. And coffee is actually the foundation around which many new offices’ interiors are shaped. You’ll even find coffee mentioned in every fourth job ad, and employee productivity is stunted not only by procrastination, but also by procaffeination: the pathological delaying of duties until after coffee time.
How do the Czech and Swedish working environments and working worlds differ? We’ve called in Petra Machartová for answers. She’s been working on office innovations at the Skanska headquarters in Stockholm since January of this year.
LMC operates the most famous job portals - Jobs.cz a Prace.cz. Once in a while people come and ask the receptionists to find them a job. But most of the time the receptionists take care of their colleagues. What makes them angry? And why is it a bigger deal when the tearista goes on vacation than when management leaves?