Office Stereotypes – Infographic

Remote working has huge benefits for individuals as well as businesses. But sometimes, there’s nothing better than working in an office; the banter, the awkward interaction between staff in the hallways and the “one quick pint” after work with your colleagues.

However, every office also has those couple of workers with a myriad of frustrating traits that makes you want to rip out your hair twice.

So how many of these office stereotypes can you spot in your office?

We’ve also created a printable version for you to add your colleagues names and put up in your office! Simply click the button below to download it. Enjoy!

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Here are the top 20 office stereotypes in every office:

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  1. The Stress Head – no time to work, too busy stressing
  2. The Meeting Enthusiast – ‘Let’s book a meeting to talk about next week’s meeting’
  3. The Micro Manager – constantly looking over your shoulder and breathing down your neck
  4. The Chatterbox – will talk your ear off without you having to say one word
  5. The Noise Pollutionist – music so loud the other side of the office can hear it
  6. The Meerkat – always looking, always listening
  7. The Business Jargon Snob – says more business jargon than normal words. “Make sure you touch base with the team and do a deep dive and circle back to me by the close of play today.”
  8. The Gym Junkie – only talks about 3 things: protein, lifting and ‘gains’
  9. The Health Freak – all about kale, quinoa and coconut anything
  10. The Introvert – not sure if he’s been working here for 5 days of 5 years but we still don’t know his name and it’s too awkward to ask
  11. The Ideas Thief – presents other people’s ideas as their own and it’s (unfortunately) too unprofessional to call them out on it
  12. The Closet Snacker – endless supply of food that appears out of nowhere
  13. The Office Slob – where personal hygiene is not a priority
  14. The Hoarder – that’s where all of your branded merchandise has gone – even the ones from 2005
  15. The Lunchtime Stinker – favourite foods: fish, boiled eggs and curry
  16. The Master Delegator – has someone do all the work for them, does no work themselves
  17. The Runner – the office essential – will offer to make tea, all day, every day
  18. The Office Grump – approach with caution
  19. The Prankster – they’ve probably already done something…you just don’t know yet
  20. The Chocoholic – the second they hear a chocolate wrapper or the c word they’re there, and ready