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.
No workplace is perfect, and at times you are going to need to blow off steam by venting to trusted colleagues. That said, when the occasional venting turns into regular gripe fests, it becomes a drain on productivity and morale. Follow this advice when you feel the need to air your grievances.
Taking a business trip with your boss can be a great opportunity to improve your relationship, but it can also be stressful if you aren’t prepared, says U.S. News & World Report Careers Editor Laura McMullen. When you don’t plan ahead, you risk showing your boss you’re disorganized and may not be able to handle the responsibility of business travel.
Everyone—even your supervisor—becomes a little jealous and insecure at times. If you have been especially exceptional at a job, and received recognition from upper management, your boss may be worried that you’re vying for his or her job. If he or she begins treating you differently as a result, follow these steps to improve the relationship