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.
Q. I have a longtime mentor who advises me on my career. He keeps telling me to give up my dream and be more practical. What should I do?
Some employees think like scientists. They process information by testing it. They like to graph data and diagram their theories. Hunches or unfounded assertions don’t hold water with them.
Advice on how to handle these sticky situations at work...
Kemmons Wilson, 86, still goes to his Memphis office every day. The founder of Holiday Inn now buys lodging properties and oversees his own hotels, time-shares and other businesses.
All the more reason to turn on the afterburners and prove your worth.
You already know that when a bigwig asks a question you can’t answer,
the best reply is, “I don’t know. I’ll find out.” Don’t stop there.
During a long day of job interviews, you may meet with five different interviewers.
List the top three anxieties you have about your career. Then ask
yourself, “To what extent can I control each of these problems?”
When asked to give your opinion about a boss or co-worker, pretend you’re speaking into a microphone.
Even as more companies abandon a rigid chain-of-command, employees still crave order.