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.
Methods to combat the urge to procrastinate
Change never sleeps around here. Every day brings new initiatives, new market developments, new personnel. Sometimes I wish I could download every last bit of the latest news and e-mail everyone, so that no one feels left out. But reality interferes.
Unless you’re a lawyer, you may not know what to look for in a contract
before you draft or sign it.
Everyone makes an occasional faux pas in front of the boss or colleagues. The real test isn’t what you did but how you respond.
Some rules of public speaking transcend cultural differences. But for Elizabeth Urech, author of Speaking Globally (Kogan Page, 1998), reaching diverse audiences requires a range of rhetorical tools.
An interview with Douglas Engelbart, inventor or the computer mouse, on-screen windows, groupware, videoconferencing, and the hypertext software that lefts Web surfers jump from link to link with ease
Whether you’re writing e-mails or giving a presentation, organize your thoughts first.
Before you scold an employee, try posing an ideal question in which you let the employee ponder how to do better.
Heard good news lately? Don’t just say “Congrats” and let it drop.
Reserve an hour soon after you wake up to read the newspaper and any spillover memos or reports from the day before.