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.
If you manage someone who’s emotionally volatile and high strung, pay attention to how your personality reacts to theirs.
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.
Brief bursts of impatience not only create stress, they also undermine your effectiveness.
Praise her sincerely for some aspect of her work that usually gets overlooked.
If you’re trying to communicate how much progress your company has made in achieving key goals, frame your remarks using the “then and now” technique.
On a new employee’s first day, don’t just shuffle him down a row of offices making quick introductions.
Here’s one question we often hear from readers: How do I get my
employees to follow instructions without having to keep nagging them?
You're bothered by how directly people will approach the project of "networking"
How to react to a number of uncomfortable situations in the workplace.