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.
Don't cheat yourself out of a promotion because you're afraid that you're a poor writer.
When you’re checking on an employee’s progress, phrase your remarks so that you assume he’s doing fine.
Don't cross any legal lines just because one boss encourages you to get something done no matter what.
Rather than start your day with a hastily scribbled list of tasks, take an extra minute to cluster the items by time of day.
If you’ve ever spent any time with a career coach or outplacement specialist, you’ve probably been nagged about the need to come across as a confident winner in job interviews. That’s not as easy as it sounds.
If you’re tense or angry, don’t take it out on your computer keyboard.
Like pesky ants, demotivators can infest your workplace and prove hard to eliminate. They rarely disappear on their own, which means you must take steps to root them out.
Get them thinking and contributing by asking, “Has anyone found a really effective way to...?”
When a snafu strikes, blame can take on a life all its own. Your job as manager is to redirect everyone’s attention away from pointing fingers so that employees can extract positive lessons from the experience.
How to react to a few uncomfortable situations in the workplace