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’re worried about the threat of termination, try to relax.
Volunteer to give a talk at an elementary school about your job.
Managing ambitious staffers has its pros and cons. While they often bring talent and drive to the job, their arrogance and hunger for advancement may prove obnoxious.
If you’re called into the CEO’s office, keep quiet after you exchange pleasantries and the real business begins.
One employee overhears another complaining about him. You agree, but now you have to moderate their dispute.
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.
Too much talk, not enough action. That’s the danger of relying on committees.