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.
Ever so slowly, brothers Michael and Brian McMenamin have built up
their pub chain, McMenamins, to 50 locations across Oregon and
Washington. But profit isn’t the point: it’s having fun. Starting with Oregon’s
first brewpub in 1985, the brothers created the McMenamins chain to
indulge their passions for art, history, food, drink and conversation.
Leaders stick by their friends through thick and thin, right? After all, loyalty is a good thing. Or is it?
The pitcher may run the show in baseball, but the catcher often leads the pitcher. Take Brian Schneider, catcher for the Washington Nationals. Although he
has great physical skills, it’s Schneider’s finesse with pitchers that
makes him stand out.
After the battles of Shiloh and Vicksburg, when Ulysses Grant had
developed fully as a general, he was called upon to resolve a crisis in
Tennessee, where Chattanooga had become a trap for Union forces. Grant’s decisions underscored his competence, in these ways:
A recent Wall Street Journal article asks a question on the minds of many managers: "In an era when almost anything goes, are any topics still taboo at work?"
In an ever-changing world of work, proper workplace etiquette never goes out of style. Here's some insight from expert Peter Post, as reported on Forbes.com:
Managers have been trained in any number of strategies and systems to resolve conflicts. But most of those can be implemented only after you've made this basic first choice—Do I avoid, bargain or control?
Question: I'm retiring before the end of the year at age 64. My accountant says I've earned too much salary this year to receive any Social Security benefits. I thought the earnings test was eliminated years ago. If not, is there anything I can do now? Or do I have to work longer? — J.M.B., Boise, Idaho
Stay in tune with your people by refusing to multitask when someone pops in your office.
Use a change in weather as an excuse to review your wardrobe.