How to address the nastiest workplace habits
Ka-shinkkk. Ka-SSSHINKKK. It's a sound that may echo from your colleague's neighboring work cubicle and make you cringe: the dreaded clink of human nail on metal nail clipper. It's disgusting, distracting and, unfortunately, just one of many nasty habits you may have to face in the workplace.
"Anything that is a repetitive sound, a strong smell or mars the senses can actually be extremely disruptive to the work environment, causing workers to lose focus and, therefore, productivity," says Dr. Kyle Steadham, EdD, SPHR, CPLP, a human resources instructor for the University of Phoenix School of Business. Instead of popping up over the cubicle wall and shouting out your frustrations, Steadham suggests the following approaches to resolve unsavory disputes.