In an era of Casual Fridays and work-from-home colleagues, how can you maintain effective office communication in a changing business climate?
We’ll steer you through changes in business etiquette, and help you successfully navigate through the new realities of workplace conflict and office politics.
“In a fast-moving, competitive world, learning new skills is one of the keys to success. It’s not enough to be smart; you need to always be getting smarter,” says motivational psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson. She and Joseph Weintraub, a professor of management and organizational behavior at Babson College, suggest a process to help make learning new things as easy as possible.
The Millennials, also known as Gen Y, take a lot of criticism, but they are also savvy about several aspects of the working world today, says Ali Velshi, CNN’s chief business correspondent, who outlines what they know and you should, too.
Stress can show up in strange ways that you confuse for something else. You need to pay attention because chronic stress puts you at increased risk for serious health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and depression. Experts identify six signs that you could be overstressed.
Identify your goal before you try to persuade others. What action do you want them to take as a result of your remarks? To stay on track and keep things simple, reduce your goal to 12 words or fewer.
Research shows that women who are afraid to have an assertive conversation at work are more likely to want to leave their jobs. Rather than resign, you can learn how to have those conversations that might feel uncomfortable. Consider the following examples.
Nervous public speakers tend to rush. They mumble, mutter and stammer their way through their speeches, yearning to finish and get off the stage. Yet there’s a simple technique that calms anxious presenters: the well-timed pause. Use these guidelines to decide when to apply one.