“Hey, thanks!” Sometimes a quick word of thanks to a co-worker is enough. Other times, you need to express your personal appreciation in a way that stands out (but doesn’t break the bank). Try one of these ideas the next time you want to thank someone for going above and beyond.
Turn feedback into behavioral change … Save paper by using “Shrink to Fit” and rid yourself of those few lines of text that spill over to the next page … Don’t give short shrift to complex e-mail messages.
Next time you’re tasked with coming up with a good “bonding” activity for staffers, take a cue from today’s event planners.
If you’re vacation-bound, make your (or your boss’s) trip a little smoother by
following these tips :
Welcome new hires by taking their pictures and posting them in a high-traffic area.
Help preserve America’s history while you’re vacationing this summer by staying at one of the Historic Hotels of America …
Turn around an unproductive meeting by saying, in a neutral voice, “I’m sorry, may I interrupt?”
Foosball tables and pet-friendly policies may have been the coolest
office perks in the ’90s, but today, enlightened offices are providing
fresh fruit to keep employees satiated, healthy and productive.
It’s always best to plan ahead. Here’s a list of useful Web sites in the event of a flu pandemic, which could knock out as much as 40 percent of the work force.
Keith Ferrazzi, CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, is perhaps the best networker in the country; his personal contacts list includes head honchos in business and politics. His message: We all need to find the courage to connect with people, even when we feel out of our league.