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In any business, especially small ones, everyone works closely together. Sometimes employees have to deal with the cubicle situation, with desks nearly on top of one another, because of limited space issues. This can cause some messy situations if you, as the boss, don’t lay down some ground rules right from the beginning.
Here are some things you may want to stick in your employee policy manual, in order to help avoid those popular cubicle conflicts:
1. Allow employees to label their supplies.
2. Allow employees to have some music, with limitations.
3. Have a “no huddling” policy.
4. Avoid food hazards, of the smelly kind.
Another smelly problem are those employees who might wear a strong perfume or cologne (you may even be guilty of this one). Though it’s important that everyone smell good, it’s important not to knock your neighbor unconscious with the fumes. Consider adding limitations here as well (i.e. should not be able to smell your perfume from more than 2 feet away).
5. Limit personal items.
Implementing these policies may just help everyone to get along and give peace a chance. Hopefully. Well, at least they can’t hurt.
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Thursday, February 14th, 2013 @ 12:05 AM CDT
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