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.
Failure stories travel quickly by word of
mouth but almost never make it into formal settings or “knowledge
bases” because people don’t want to look stupid in front of a larger
audience. Even so, they’re a lot more effective in teaching lessons than success
stories … maybe for the same reason that people can’t turn away from
FDR’s use of a new medium—radio— was how he calmed Americans’ financial
fears and began moving the nation slowly out of the Depression. In a nutshell, he did it by:
Strategy: Schedule your meals to coincide with business meetings. If you follow the tax rules carefully, you can convert some nondeductible meal expenses into deductible ones.
For the moment, forget your notions about career planning. Instead, fill in the following six statements to begin drafting your first annual career report:
Should it be affect or effect? They’re or their? If you haven’t confused these words when writing, you’ve probably seen others mix them up. Here’s how to make the right choice, when it comes to the following commonly confused words: 1. There/their/they’re. Example: There/Their/They’re meeting always runs long. Answer: Their. How to remember: “Their” […]
“Let’s do lunch.” That’s something you might say to a client or business associate. Not only are you taking care of business, you’re entitled to a tax discount on the tab.
With the summer approaching, it’s time to start planning some time on the beach or at the golf course. If you’re self-employed, you may be able to turn some of that typically nondeductible vacation time into a tax-saving getaway.
With prices falling, you should pay less for telecom costs these days. But you might actually be spending more than your competitors and not know it. To find out, benchmark your telecom costs against other small businesses in your industry.
Should you receive additional social security if you've been working part time for the past five years?
When one of your employees becomes seriously ill, you face two major challenges at once: understanding the emotions of the employee and other co-workers, while making sure that the necessary work still gets done.