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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Biggest office bugbears revealed

The major pet peeves of the nation's office workers have been highlighted in a new survey, which shows that putting a kiss in an email ranks as the number one bugbear

According to the poll, which was carried out by Staples, 66 per cent of people hold this view, while another irritant in UK workplaces is the failure to set up an out of office reply on an email account while a person is on holiday, which irked 65 per cent of respondents.

Other major bugbears included putting smiley faces on emails to clients (44 per cent), using terms of endearment, such as 'honey' or 'dear' when speaking to clients (54 per cent) and using abbreviations such as 'OMG' or 'LOL' (50 per cent).

Amee Chande, managing director of Staples UK MD, said that other people read out of office emails more than a person may think.

She suggested staff take this opportunity to communicate their own personality or that of the company by being creative, humorous or thoughtful.

"As long as you remember to include an alternative contact and the date you'll be back in the office, your clients and colleagues will appreciate that everyone is entitled to time off," Ms Chande added.

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Origin: Salespeak News

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