On May 16, 2013, the American version of the “The Office” aired its series finale, bringing an end to eight seasons of solid television comedy. Steve Carell led the talented cast as Michael Scott, a lovable (though often inappropriate) boss at a paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The show’s popularity and influence endures; it’s reportedly the most popular stream on Netflix.
Part of what makes “The Office” so unforgettable is the fact that the people on the show and the moments they experienced in the workplace and beyond were so relatable. Even if the circumstances became exaggerated (and hysterical), they were always grounded in some truth. And, somewhat surprisingly, even those comedic moments included valuable work lessons.
Here are 20 of the most memorable and helpful lessons about doing your work, approaching work, surviving office life, and — of course — dealing with other people you work that can be gleaned from “The Office.”