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.
Stress flows from self-doubt. If you constantly question your skills or talents, you can wind up succumbing to your worries.
To show your even-handedness, toss in “retractors”—words that help you present both sides of an issue.
Your employer assigns you a mentor. This person’s supposed to give you guidance, offer feedback and serve as your ally.
When delegating team projects, identify concrete, measurable standards you’ll use to judge each employee’s performance.
If a colleague insists he’s right because “I’ve been here longer than you” or “Just trust me, I know this,” don’t believe it.
Rather than demand flextime, bonuses or telecommuting right now, think ahead.
While you should gesture freely when giving a speech, it’s bad to gesticulate when trying to impress your boss one-on-one.
Should you stay or should you go? Use these factors to help you decide:
If you’re restless, you can hire a career counselor for hundreds of dollars. But first, try to counsel yourself.
Build rapport with higher-ups by listening for these three situations: when they tell personal anecdotes (especially from their childhood), when they offer sage advice, or when they brag.