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.
Determine how much you care about your current job.
An outstanding employee would like to supervise his own department. You feel this would interfere with the very structure of your company, but you don't want to lose this employee.
Don't cheat yourself out of a promotion because you're afraid that you're a poor writer.
Don't cross any legal lines just because one boss encourages you to get something done no matter what.
You probably know that you can benefit from more self-promotion. But then you start listing excuses: I’m shy, I’m modest, I don’t know how, etc. Raleigh Pinskey won’t hear any of it. Her book, 101 Ways to Promote Yourself (Avon Books, New York, 1997) tells how you can improve your name visibility by attracting media attention, leading community outreach efforts and networking with flair.
Career advancers don’t let themselves get taken for granted. When they
sense that their hard work isn’t appreciated, they take steps to gain
the recognition they deserve.
Tired of leading Monday morning staff meetings? Take these steps to wake up drowsy attendees and turn them into energetic participants.
You have little or no background in technology. But you must still
manage a range of projects that involve significant investments in
computers and related high-tech tools. Don’t fret.
As you compose personal and professional goals for this year, don’t keep them all to yourself.
So much for loyalty to a single employer.