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Cut the meetings

by on July 1, 2001 10:00am
in Office Management

One of the first things Marty Baron did upon becoming executive editor of The Miami Herald was eliminate lengthy daily and monthly meetings for department heads.
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If a co-worker says something mildly insulting or tries to cut you down, ignore it or walk away.
If you have trouble leaving the office in time for dinner, stop muttering, “One more hour and I’ll go.”
If you’re a hard-charging go-getter, drape yourself in modesty.
A reader called us to ask, “Should I start job hunting? My company is scaling down longtime perks like free coffee. Even the water coolers are now unfilled. Am I overreacting—or should I flee while I can?”