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.
You want your employees to eliminate waste so that they operate more efficiently.
Change your position. Don’t slump deeper into your chair to get cozy.
You want to motivate your team, so you think of new ways to pay them,
reduce their travel and expand their benefits. While employees may
appreciate your effort, you won’t necessarily produce the most bang for
Ensure that unauthorized users cannot penetrate your organization’s computer system.
Giving a presentation is hard enough without worrying about your
computer breaking down in front of hundreds of onlookers. But whenever
you use laptops and project your mouse-clicks onto a big screen,
problems can erupt.
Information is power, especially if you want to break out of a career
rut. Begin by uncovering facts about other companies’ processes,
problems and performance.
Years ago, as a smartass newcomer to the corporate world, my favorite
joke was defining a manager as the person who sees visitors so everyone
else can get the work done.
Q. Part of my job is to call our customers and people I don’t know in my company’s branch offices. I’m really nervous when I have to pick up a phone and call strangers, especially if I have to ask them for something.
Q. My boss is a strong-willed guy. You can’t win an argument; he has an answer for everything.
Q. Our new hires earn far higher salaries than people like me who’ve been here awhile. This seems unfair.